Where did you meet?
We met at Boston College.
Please describe the proposal.
He surprised me with a weekend trip to California (I’m originally from the Bay area and now live in NYC). One of our first trips together was down to Carmel, a charming seaside town. He wouldn’t tell me anything about the trip until the night we left. Saturday morning, he took me on mini-winery tour with custom tastings.
For our late lunch, he had arranged this incredible picnic on the beach. We enjoyed the charcuterie and wine while appreciating the gorgeous weather. It was supposed to rain all weekend, but the sun luckily came out for us. He asked me to take a walk along the beach and right by the water he proposed!
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
He had hired a photographer to capture the moment and, right after, we took some more engagement photos. Then, he had arranged a dinner at Aubergine where Justin Cogley (James Beard-awarded executive chef) actually came out to serve one of our dishes!
Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?
We plan on a longer engagement since he is completing medical school and wants to finish residency before our wedding. We have a trip to Positano in May and will likely look at venues there.
What is something you and your fiancé like to do together?
We both love food, wine, and travel. We love finding great new restaurants ,but also love cooking in. And working out, to balance out all that wine and food!
What is a fun fact about you as a couple?
We actually met in Italian class!