Jia and Cameron

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How We Met

Cam and I met in college at Miami University. I had just broken up with my ex-boyfriend that night and was planning on meeting my girlfriends out at our usual bar, the Woods. Little did I know, the bar was rented out for a date party that night for one of the sororities. I ended up knowing one of the girls, and talked to her for a bit until she grabbed a random guy and pushed us together saying, “Here, talk to this guy.” Who knew that guy would end up being the love of my life?! We talked for HOURS that night until the bar closed down… and the rest is history.

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How They Asked

Cam and I had a Florida trip planned for July, but as we got closer to the date, decided with all the cases there, it would be best to cancel. We were dying to go somewhere and ended up choosing Colorado—it’s beautiful, outdoorsy with plenty of space to socially distance, and neither of us had been. Cam knows that two of my favorite things to do include fine dining and dressing up, so he told me we could plan a nice dinner on our trip. When we were packing, he asked what I was planning to wear to our dinner so he could see if it, “Matched his new shirt.” My sister had prepped me earlier that Colorado was a very casual state, so do not pack anything fancy.

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I had thrown in an old sundress and sneakers for our dinner and Cam winced when he saw it. I asked if he liked the outfit, and he mentioned it was probably too casual since he had packed a suit. He helped me choose a few dresses to throw in my bag, and off we went. When we actually got to Colorado, he picked a few nice restaurants with a view for me to choose from. We settled on the Flying Horse, which has mountain and golf course views!

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Then, on our drive to Red Rocks, he called the restaurant to make reservations. The hostess said this place had been booked for months and that unfortunately, they didn’t have anything available this entire week. Cam and I were both bummed but said we would decide where to eat after we finished hiking around Red Rocks. After a few hours, the restaurant called back and said they had a last-minute cancellation for 5:45 that day but that was the only time available. I told Cam I would rather a late dinner so we could pack in another hike, but he pushed for the 5:45dinner reasoning that if it had been booked for months, then it had to be a good restaurant! I reluctantly agreed to it, secretly bummed we wouldn’t be able to fit in Garden of the Gods that day as we hoped. We got ready for dinner, and Cam helped me pick out my dress—one that he said looked classy and elegant. We drove to dinner, and I noticed we pulled into Garden on the Gods park where we planned to hike the next day. I am pretty oblivious, so I actually believed there was a restaurant on top of a mountain there! I asked where the restaurant was because I hadn’t seen any buildings, and Cam mentioned it was just a short walk from the parking area. We got out of the car, and he started walking to the trail. At the top of the trail, he stopped, in front of a little white table with candles, flowers, and a bottle of champagne. I realized the restaurant call was a ploy to get me dressed up so he could propose. Then he got on one knee and asked me to marry him. OF COURSE, I SAID YES!!!!

Don’t worry, we did get dinner at the Flying Horse after that and had an amazing champagne and Waygu dinner.

Shoutout to Chelsea Mead if Honey Designs Jewelry for the GORGEOUS ring, Function and Flourish for the STUNNING photography, and The Flying Horse for the amazing food and service!

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Special Thanks

Christina
 | Photographer
Chelsea
 | Ring Designer and Planner!