How We Met
California Love David and I met on a dating site called Coffee Meets Bagel and right away we knew this was different. As a wedding planner, I hear a lot of people say “we just knew” and when you’re single, you wonder what that feels like, well now we know, “we just knew”. We talked those first days all day until he finally asked me out on not one date but two at the same time. My response was “let’s see how the first one goes”. We went for sushi and drinks and before we knew it the restaurant was closing and we had lost track of time. We have been together for a year and a half and we both love to travel. We have been to 10+ places already including Greece, India and London.
how they asked
One of our favorite spots though, in the US, has been the Sonoma/Napa area in California. We talked about one day getting married out there on a vineyard and having everyone we love there with us. Sadly, my father cannot fly though so we had scratched that idea off our list. One day though, David said to me that he bought flights for us to go to California and enjoy some time together alone and so he planned out the whole trip.
He told me we would be flying into LA and then drive up the PCH to San Francisco and end up in Sonoma. The day before we left, he told me he had messed up and actually bought the flights into SFO instead so our car and hotels were incorrect. I freaked out for a second and then looked at him and said he had to figure it out and so during our flight he got to work. In the end, it was all a game, he had it all planned from the beginning. He rented our favorite little cottage in Sebastopol that we stayed at our first Valentine’s Day and had a rental car. We went to some of the best vineyards throughout the day and ended in our favorite one, Iron Horse Vineyards, in which he took me out to where the grapes grow to take a picture and as we admired the view he said to me, “I know we cannot get married here but we can get engaged here, will you marry me?” We will never forget that moment.