What are the odd’s of two people that lived 45 minutes away from each other growing up in the south, meet all the way across the country years later? Katie and Tres met by fate as they both moved out to San Diego for work, and the rest is history. Their May wedding at Herrington on the Bay next year is going to be seriously unbelievably beautiful. Just imagine if boho, coastal, and organic all met and became best friends. That’s it!! Oh man, what a dream and I am having a blast designing the day with Katie. Speaking of the coast, their engagement photos by Shane and Lauren on the coastline of California is just breathtaking!! I know you are going to love Katie and Tres as much as I do!
From the bride:
Tres and I met in spring of 2013. We had both ended up in San Diego through work, me with Hyatt and him with the Navy. Within a few weeks of Tres moving to San Diego, Tres and I met out at a local bar where he heard an accent he wouldn’t miss anywhere. We then realized we had grown up about 45 minutes from each other in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. He spent the rest of the evening quizzing me on local facts and events just to make sure I was real!
Fast forward two years and two deployments later, Tres was the best Christmas present of 2015 when he arrived back in San Diego after nearly an 8 month deployment! The Friday after he returned we were just planning on spending the day together with nothing in particular we needed to do. He suggested we grab some lunch and head over to Cabrillo National Monument where we love exploring the tide pools and soaking up the stunning views. When we arrived at Cabrillo the wind was whipping but Tres insisted we keep going further away from the main tide pool area. After about 15-20 minutes I decided I was freezing (it was maybe 59 degrees. Yes I am completely California-ized), suggested going back to the car and started walking that direction. Tres grabbed my shoulders, asked me to wait a second, and began his spiel. The next thing I know he’s down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him!
We are so excited to start this next chapter and see where life takes us!