Gabrielle and Garrett

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How We Met

Almost 9 years ago, I walked into the Wild Goose Tavern back when it was a tiny dive bar with two of my girlfriends. Garrett was standing at the bar with his roommate and immediately struck up a conversation with me. The 5 of us talked and laughed the night away, and then Garrett called me the next morning and asked me if I wanted to go paddleboarding in Newport. We had the best day on the water; it felt so natural and easy with Garrett and the rest is history!

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How They Asked

Garrett planned the most incredible proposal and had all of our family and friends in on it; I still can’t believe he was able to keep it all a secret. Garrett scouted out a secluded dock on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. I couldn’t see the proposal set up at the very end of the dock from the street. As we walked closer to the dock, Garrett started to tell me how much he loved me and that’s when I saw the sign that said “Future Mrs. Parcell” — it was the easiest ‘yes’ I’ve ever said. Garrett had a photographer hiding under the dock on the beach taking photos of us. It was truly magical and one of the most special moments of my life.

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Garrett then took me back to where it all began, the Wild Goose Tavern, where he had both of our families and friends waiting to celebrate! We drank, we ate, we laughed and we cried – it was the best night ever!

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Special Thanks

Kyle Ortiz
 | Photographer
Kylee Card
 | Planning