Lindsay and Eric
How We Met
We met as college kids often do: at a frat party. It was during the fall quarter of my freshman and his sophomore years. We kept in touch through mutual friends and living in the same dorm. During our winter quarter, we grew inseparable, and by spring quarter, we became “Facebook Official” (at the time, this was a big deal!). And the rest, as they say, is history.
How They Asked
We got engaged while wine tasting in Napa Valley. He told me we were going to dinner at The French Laundry to celebrate his last day at work. Instead, I was shocked when, as we were leaving the winery, he dropped to one knee and proposed in the middle of a picturesque vineyard. Though I don’t remember what exactly he said, I know his proposal was intimate and heartfelt. Unknown to me, Eric had hired an amazing photographer (posing as a winery staff member) to capture the entire engagement. Following the proposal, we did a photoshoot around the winery. Finally, at the end of the photoshoot, we returned to our proposal site, where, to my astonishment, we were greeted with cheers and tears by adoring family and friends. We spent the remainder of that warm summer evening with the winery to ourselves, in the private vineyard and under the stars with our loved ones, eating a deliciously curated three-course meal composed of all of my favorite foods.
After 9.5 years together, we have found it nearly impossible to surprise one another. Never would I have envisioned a more perfect, thoughtful, or memorable engagement, and coming from the most important person in my life no less, who I am proud to say, successfully pulled off the ultimate surprise!