A Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement

“We were going to New York for an extended weekend/mini vacation. I had visited a few times previously as some of my family lives there. However, my fiance had never been. I'm very organized so I put together an itinerary organizing each day by neighborhoods we wanted to visit. Within one of those neighborhoods we planned to see tourist sights, shopping and restaurants, etc. (Al likes to keep things "efficient" haha). We took a red-eye Thursday and arrived early Friday morning. There was actually a huge switch in weather and it was snowing so we were excited to see Central Park (the previous week was in the high 70s). When we arrived to the hotel to drop our bags off, I left my work computer with the concierge but Al refused to leave his worried it would be stolen. I laughed at him and told him he would look like an SF techy walking around all day with his laptop bag - little did I know it's because he was hiding some precious jewelry! We made our first stop to get some NYC bagels, and then spent the morning walking through Central Park in it's beauty of a complete white blanket of snow - seriously breathtaking! After a full day of roaming around NYC, we went back to our hotel room to get ready to grab some drinks and go out to dinner. While I was in the bathroom doing my hair/makeup, Al was practicing getting down on one knee (and I completely clueless having a moment about not liking my outfit haha!). Off to catch our Uber, we climb in the car and Al immediately detours our drive to a different happy hour spot - on the opposite side of the city where our dinner plans were. Al assures that we should see this rooftop bar before more snow comes in the next day as a blizzard was supposedly going to hit the city. So off we go to the rooftop bar.

When we arrive to the bar, there is a single elevator entrance to the bar from the main hotel lobby. Upon arrival, the bouncer advises me that he can't let me into the bar because I'm wearing ripped jeans - I scoffed and turned around. Al hurriedly stops me and asks me to take a seat while he goes and talks to the bouncer. Somehow, he works some magic and the bouncer let's us go up to the bar - once Al told him the plans he had arranged with the manager to propose (while I was sitting far away)... As we exit the elevator at the rooftop, another bouncer greets me and makes a snarky comment about my attire which I ignore and walk to the bar. Al and I take in the breathtaking 360 degree views of the city all lit up, and then head over to the bar to order some refreshments. Al quickly asks me to turn to him with my back facing the view so that he can snap a photo - with one of his college friends and photographer (whom I've never met) sitting in the background just watching us. We make our way to a couch and enjoy our refreshments and strike up some conversation about our plans for the rest of the weekend. Al then suggests we check out the balcony (although its <30 degrees outside) since the bar is typically known for being a hot summer spot. We make our way to a tiny section of the balcony that is open during the winter. As we're stunned by the view, Al embraces me and starts reflecting on our journey as a couple. As I turn to face him he immediately reaches into his pocket and pulls out the ring while getting down on one knee. I couldn't believe my eyes! Simultaneously the bar erupts in cheers and we're left crying, laughing and wiping tears away. It couldn't have been a more perfect moment.””

Photography: Breanna White | Venue: Tony's Pizza Napoletana | Venue: PIer 49 | Venue: Baker Beach | Floral: Pretty In Pink Events | Wedding Cake: Jen's Cakes | Rentals: Fine Linen Creations | Linens: Fine Linen Creations | Event Planning: Signature Events by Christina Romero | Event Design: Signature Events by Christina Romero | Catering: Toast Catering & Event Management | Invitations: Cards de Luxe | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Katie May | Submitted via: Matchology

A Sunset Cliffs San Diego Beach Engagement Session

Her version:

“It was mid-October 2010 and I had recently moved to Los Angeles to finish my last two years at college. I made plans one Friday night with a friend I had made at school. She called me and apologized she had to change plans last minute because her cousin (Carlo) was in town and her family was throwing him a surprise birthday party. She told me I should come and celebrate with them. I didn’t want to impose since it was a family that I didn’t know so I declined. She insisted I come, so I told her to call me after their family dinner and I might come by to say hi. Later in the evening she called me and told me to come over. I met a lot of nice people, only understood about 10% of the conversations, laughed a lot, and then heard that everyone was going dancing next. I sat on the couch next to my friend when one of the guys, Junior (a close friend of Carlo), sat next to me and asked if I was going to go out with them to Club Hola. Not so sure, but since I do love to dance and my friend and everyone else was going.... I ended up going and danced the entire night with the Junior. Sometime during the evening a movie date for the next night was asked and accepted. Who got who’s number first, I don’t remember exactly ;) Now six and a half years later, two trips to South America, trying and failing and trying again to learn how to speak spanish, raising the best puppy ever, running five marathons together (sweat and tears included), countless kisses, a proposal, and here we are, our story continues… “

His version:

“On October 15, 2010, I went to Carlo’s, my good friend, birthday party. I met Carlo during high school and we had a great group of friends so I was not going to miss his birthday. I don’t remember anything specific about the party besides meeting Lindsay. I wish I knew how things would turn out more than six years later so that I could have paid more attention to the details that day. I do remember trying to convince Lindsay to come and dance with us. Not being an avid dancer made my argument a little weaker but she decided to come anyways.. We did dance the whole night and I have to admit that it was the most I have ever danced in my life. If I knew what destiny had in store for us then I would have kept dancing until the next morning. The next day we went to watch a movie and here we are, almost seven years later. Since then we were very fortunate to have been able to travel, eat, run, swim, get Mango, laugh, and eat some more. Sometimes I wish I could go back and change a few details but I’m very happy the way things turned out. From now on we have the rest of our lives to try and remember more details and create new stories and adventures. On October 15, 2010 I was blessed to have met the kindest, most considerate, and beautiful woman I had ever met. The only tragedy that day is that I did not know any of this. Eventually I realized that she was all that and more; I also realized that I had met the love of my life that very same day.”

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A Dreamy Italy Engagement Session

“Nick and I share a love and passion for traveling. We both get very excited about having adventures and seeing the world together so we decided to have our engagement session in one of the most romantic countries in the world - Italy. We started in romantic Florence with its cobble stone streets, iconic cathedral and light orange roofs. Then we drove the famous winding rounds of Tuscany to see and capture the beauty of its rolling hills. This was truly memorable for us because we drove off the beaten path, onto unmarked roads to explore places rarely seen. From there we traveled to Positano, the crown jewel of the beautiful Amalfi Coast. We had a blast riding the waves and eating delicious seafood between our photo sessions.”

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