CONGRATULATIONS TO KARISSA AND PAUL THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THIS ENGAGEMENT PACKAGE GIVEAWAY!
THEY WILL GET TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF SANTA BARBARA ON THE BEACH, WITH THIS AMAZING PACKAGE:
READ THEIR WINNING STORY BELOW:
The Sesame Street Proposal
by Karissa Dunn
Paul and I met off of match.com. I searched for him and when I saw his picture, I thought he wouldn’t even give me the time of day, but I “winked” at him anyway just to give it a shot. The next morning he had already sent a reply message giving me his number. My initial thought was “Wow, this guy thinks he is Mr. Smooth just handing out his number and not even bothering to get to know me.” I responded saying it wasn’t that easy, but gave him my number anyway, because who was I trying to fool? This guy was super attractive and I wasn’t going to let him get away. He called me the next day and I could barely hold a conversation with him because I was so nervous. I figured nothing would come out of the conversation, but he ended up texting me asking if I wanted to go on a date with him.
Our first date wasn’t amazing like I thought it would be. I was nervous and poor Paul had to do all of the talking. The stories he was telling me gave me the completely wrong impression of him and by the end of the night I left feeling somewhat disappointed, but I was willing to give it another shot. By our third date, I knew he was “The One”. He had me come over to his house and he made me dinner and then we walked to the beach. And the rest is history. We’ve been together since August 14, 2009 and he proposed on March 18, 2011. He proposed on Mammoth Mountain on the Sesame Street run (the beginners run because I’m still learning how to snowboard). We were there the previous year and that was the first place I told him that I loved him. I kept falling and getting up and falling again. It was the last run of the day and I just couldn’t do it anymore and started crying. He was so patient and said he understood and that’s when I knew I loved him. Fast forwarding to this year, we were on the same run and I was still learning. We were on the last run of the day and again, I was very tired and didn’t want to go any farther. I fell and just gave up on the spot and started crying again. (This happened to be at the same spot I first told him I loved him). I look up and theres Paul down on one knee. He told me I looked beautiful even though I had makeup streaming down my face and he said that I was his best friend and that he didn’t want me to be sad. He pulled out the ring box from his pocket and said he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me and asked me to marry him. I said yes and that I was sorry for ruining it lying in the snow crying. He put the ring back in the box since he couldn’t put it on my finger right then because I was wearing gloves and we walked down the hill. Once we were at the bottom, he got down on one knee again and put the ring on! It couldn’t have been more perfect for us and we’re both so happy.
AT FELICI EVENTS WE CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS AND ALIGN OURSELVES WITH CLASS-ACT VENDORS WHO SHARE OUR SAME PHILOSOPHIES AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS IN CUSTOMER SERVICE.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Hotel
Luna Bella Makeup Art
AND TO OUR FABULOUS SUPPORTERS:
Classic Party Rentals
Santa Barbara Wedding