Katie and Austin

how we met

We met at a housewarming party when Katie moved to California! Austin was friends with one of her new roommates. We got to know each other a little then, and more over the next few months as Austin came over for weekly board games. On Katie’s birthday, Austin and a few other friends took her out to dinner, and after, he asked if she wanted to play Portal with him the next day. She did! We’ve been together ever since.

how they asked

We were hiking out to Castle Rock, up at Lake Tahoe, and had just reached the top. Katie sat down to catch her breath, and was looking out across the lake while, unbeknownst to her, Austin was getting down on one knee. He made a soft joke about the hard gravel, and when Katie turned around, he asked if she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. She said yes! (It was a complete surprise. I had no idea!)

Austin: I’d been carrying the ring around on our hikes for a few weeks, waiting for the right moment. This one was perfect. (I’d planned the Tahoe trip specifically for this!)

Special Thanks

Catchfly Photography
Posh Beauty Bar
Makeup Artist
James Allen
Ring Designer