Lara and Stephen

How We Met

Stephen and I were blessed enough to meet thru his sister who happened to be one of my good work friends. She told me her brother was moving back to the Chicago area and I just had to meet him. I was, of course, a little nervous about this but two years later it’s the best decision I’ve ever made!

How They Asked

Stephen and I were on vacation visiting sunny Southern California taking a break from the winter cold in our hometown of Chicago. Traveling, being outdoors and hiking are some of our favorite hobbies together.

We were hiking along the cliffs in Torrey Pine Natural Reserve and we reached Razor Point where no one else happened to be and while I was turned away from him taking photos he asked me to give him a hug, dropped to one knee and gave the sweetest proposal that made me cry tears of joy. I immediately said yes and jumped into his arms! We finished the hike and watched a stunning sunset together.