how we met
We met when we were sophomores in high school around but it wasn’t until our senior year when we fell in love. Eric was very bold and called me after getting my phone number from a mutual friend. We began to talk on the phone every day and started to spend more and more time together and began to fall in love…we got together in May 2007 and moved in together in December 2007 and have been together ever since! We feel very blessed to have been able to find each other.
We decided to come to Paris because I took french in high school and I’ve wanted to visit Paris ever since. The city seemed so beautiful and we’ve always talked about going and then decided we should just go for our 10 year anniversary to celebrate the milestone.
how they asked
Eric: We have always talked about taking a trip to Paris and last year we started planning it and I knew it would be the perfect time to propose. I thought it would be nice to do it while we went to Paris because Jessica and I were celebrating our 10 year anniversary and she has always wanted to visit Paris. I had seen proposal videos in Paris in the past and I knew it would be the perfect location for an epic proposal. Jessica and I started looking into hiring a photographer to take pictures of us while we were there in order to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and that’s when we came across Pierre and we both fell in love with his work. Jessica hired him for our “anniversary” pictures but she had no idea that there was a huge surprise in the making. I later emailed Pierre to inform him that I wanted to do a surprise proposal and he helped me through the process.
Jessica: I HAD NO IDEA! It was funny because everyone who knew that we hired Pierre to take our pictures kept asking if I thought Eric would propose and I kept saying no, only because although we always knew we would get married, we weren’t in a rush to do it (even though we’ve been together for 10 years). I was very surprised! He didn’t act weird before the proposal so I didn’t have any suspicions. He even insisted that he take a bag with him by telling me it would be for my extra shoes (since I was wearing heels), when in reality he took it to hide the ring box. So sneaky! :)
Both: The surprise proposal was magical! A little nerve racking in the minutes leading up to the proposal (for Eric). We were happy, relieved (Eric), and excited overall. It made the rest of our trip even better because we were able to celebrate. Definitely the proposal was the most special moment! Pierre made us feel so comfortable and it was such a beautiful experience that we will never forget.
We got engaged on June 8th and will be getting married next year on June 8th in Costa Mesa, California. The wedding will be a little nontraditional, modern and elegant. We found a wonderful venue and will be displaying our pictures for our guests!
Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Paris Photographer Pierre
Shoes: To Boot New York
Apparel: Express Clothing
Jewelry: Kate Spade
Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress Designer: Chi Chi London
Ring Designer: Yadav Diamonds & Jewelry