Our besties got engaged!
June 7, 2011, 3:28 am
Filed under: the bridal party, Uncategorized

Miko planned a Memorial weekend trip to Sequoia National Park. We had a weekend of hiking planned and we couldn’t wait! Caitlyn called me a few days before and told me that she planned to propose to Miko. I could not contain myself. I was so excited knowing how surprised and happy Miko was going to be.

The first day we got there we were surprised to see snow on the ground. It was colder than we expected but we decided to make the best of it and hike to the falls. It was so beautiful. I kept wondering when Caitlyn was gonna pop the question. I just couldn’t stand it.

That night we got dumped on by snow. We literally woke up to everything covered in snow. You can imagine how cold that is in a tent. It got so bad that roads to leave were closed and we were stuck up there!!! We were unprepared, cold, and a bit concerned. But we didn’t let that dampen our spirits. I thought that Caitlyn’s proposal wasn’t going to happen. Buuuuut Caitlyn bit the bullet and decided to go forward.

Caitlyn told us that they were going for a walk and that was the cue that she was going to propose. I put up the banners I made and we got the champagne ready. The sun even came out for a few minutes during their special moment. That could not have been planned better!

The girls came back and we all popped the champage and it was time to celebrate! Just then the snow storm came back. 8 of us crammed into our tent to play card games, drink, and laugh. This was not the weekend we planned but it was a great time amd something we will never forget. I’m so happy we were there to share this experience with our besties. I’m so excited to be engaged at the same time as Miko. We are going to have so much fun planning over the next year!

the happy engaged coupleMiko's new bling





New wedding location: oak canyon nature center
June 6, 2011, 6:49 pm
Filed under: wedding

Although Ryan and I have had our heart set on the lavender farm, we have decided to make a location change. We weren’t able to get a quote from the lavender farm and with the wedding a year away we needed a concrete number in order to budget.

My amazing friend Miko sent me the link for the Oak Canyon Nature Reserve. It’s beautiful and within our budget. Ryan and I went to go check it out Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 and we fell in love with it. Where we will get married has a canopy of oak trees with a stream behind it. It’s perfect since we are avid hiker and campers.

Ryan has been bugging me about getting him a ring. He wanted people to know he is engaged too. He is leaving on tour and wanted it while he was apart from me. So cute!!! I surprised him with the ring while we were there. He looked stunned and so happy! Now this location has a special memory for us!
We met Denise, the program specialist, and got a tour. We are going to sign the contract and pay on Thursday June 9th. We are saving the date of June 23, 2012.
I’m so happy!






I love these weddings that were held there!