Couple: Philip & Maren
Philip and Maren met at work in 2012, but it was months before they said more than the casual hello to each other. They would pass each other in the hallway and secretly thought how cute the other was! The opportunity arrived when there was a company BBQ and Philip invited Maren to grab some drinks with some other coworkers afterwards. The drinks and the conversations flowed at Golden Road Brewery and Maren actually got Phil’s number! This was the start of their love story.
They dated for about 2 years when Philip popped the question. It didn’t take long for Philip to figure out that Maren likes to guess surprises. So when it came time to propose, he knew he had to throw her off the scent. He planned a weekend trip to Big Sur for the middle of October 2015, which then set off Maren’s super planning mode: she scheduled hair and nail appointments for the week of the trip. But, Philip had actually set up the proposal to be a week before the trip at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. He even made sure to label their dinner reservation as a “gym tour.” This was preceded by gym tours at 2 other locations! He planned to have the surprise proposal take place on the rooftop with a view of the city skyline. He secretly had his friends set up an easel with pictures of the couple. One of his friends hid with a bottle of chilled champagne, and the other hid in a corner to take photos of the proposal. Maren had no idea that this was all happening during their dinner, especially when he turned all of the conversations to their upcoming trip to Big Sur. He really milked it when he said he wanted their upcoming trip to be “especially memorable!!” All the planning paid off, because when they arrived at the rooftop, Maren was completely surprised when he got down on one knee and popped the question. And with happy tears and smiles, she said yes!!
Rain at the wedding:
Photographers |Barnet Photography (Joe & Mirta Barnet) // Coordinator: Melody Walker // Venue: Rancho Las Lomas // Caterer: 24 Carrots Catering – Shelby (contact for wedding) // DJ: Moondance Mobile Music – Jeff Holmes // Videographer: Triptych Wedding – Justin Shelby // Florist: Lynne Lucente // Cake: It’s All About the Cake // Rental Company: Sundrop Vintage – Aly (Contact for Wedding) // Hair & Makeup: Design Visage – Ashley // Photobooth: Cheesy Booth // Transportation: Divine Ride Limo