The Engagement​ Story

 

As some of you may have already known, I recently got engaged to the love of my life and I am still on cloud nine!  We could not be happier to begin planning our lives together as one, as we are getting closer and closer to the end of this long distance relationship, YAY!  For those of you who don’t know, my fiancé is in the military so we have been doing the whole long-distance relationship thing for about three out of the four years we’ve been dating.

I was a Freshman in college, only about two weeks into school when my Fiancé, Patrick, and I met.  Long story short… He graduated at the end of that school year, left San Diego for the rest of his training and we managed to continue growing our relationship together despite the distance.  He always flew me out to wherever he was at the time, regardless of how long I could stay.  Even if I could only do a quick weekend trip because I had classes Monday thru Friday, we would make the most of our time together.

Fast forward 4 years later and it is finally my turn to graduate from college.  Done with school forever baby!  After watching my Fiancé advance in a career he loved, I was SO eager to get started with mine.  Anyways, two days before graduation he flew out to San Diego to celebrate the weekend with me.  We had a photoshoot planned with one of my friends, Jessica.  Since we aren’t always together, we love to get a fun photo shoot in while we are together.  Little did I, or Jessica know, Patrick had a big surprise to reveal during this shoot!

He paused after only a couple of photos being taken and said, ” hold on now, I think you are missing something that you will be needing for the rest of this shoot.  Caroline, will you marry me?”  It was the moment Jessica and I had talked about the whole school year, just guessing when the big question would come! It was a moment filled with excitement, joy, and happy tears. Jessica, being the amazing photographer she is, without knowing it was coming, still captured every moment perfectly! We were able to spend the rest of the afternoon with our parents celebrating intimately at Cordiano Winery. And so the wedding planning begins…

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