Q. What are your day jobs?
A. Eric is an iOS Software Developer for Square, and I’m a Community Programs Manager at Salesforce. We both work at software companies in downtown San Francisco.
Q. Where did you both grow up?
A. I grew up in Plano, TX and Eric grew up in Nipomo, a small town in central California
Q. How did you meet?
A. We met at a (dive) bar and started chatting about work, what we do, etc. We hit it off since we are in similar fields and had a lot to talk about. Eric gave me his email address so I could reach out to him about hosting an event for our company at his office. We emailed hilarious emails back and forth for a while, and remained friends for a few months before we started to date.
Q. Tell me about the proposal?
A. Story of the proposal is here:
The only part omitted from that story is that as soon as he got on one knee, I was in so much shock that I just started screaming “Are you fucking kidding me?!?” over and over. He said for a split second there he thought I was going to say no! Nobody EVER surprises me, so I was truly just in complete shock.
Q. Name a few places that are special to you. This could be a vacation, a concert, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.
A. So many special places!
-Buena Vista Irish Coffee Bar in San Francisco- Located in Ghirardelli Square, this spot is one of our local favorites. It’s always packed with tourists, but we love to go there to have an Irish coffee and then walk to the nearby neighborhood North Beach (SF’s Little Italy) for an afternoon of roaming around and eating pizza and gelato
-Prague- Eric and I went to Vienna, Prague, and Berlin in December 2013. We had fun in every city, but spent NYE in Prague and it was incredibly romantic and fun.
-The Ferry Building in San Francisco- We love to go to the Ferry Building on Saturday mornings, have lunch, and do some shopping at the Farmer’s Market
-The Golden Gate Bridge- It’s iconic for us. It’s right behind our apartment. We see it all of the time, on our drive home from the grocery store, when walking the dog, etc. It never gets old.
-Austin- We both love Austin so much and are so excited to start our married life together there
Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do?
A. Eat, eat, and eat some more! We love trying trendy, new restaurants doing cool things with their food just as much as we love hunkering down for a damn good burger. We also love to travel, take long walks in the city, and when we’re feeling lazy, watch Marvel movies and Jeopardy. 🙂 Eric loves to code, build, tinker, fix things–he’s very handy. I love to cook, girls’ nights, and doing anything I can in a lake, pool, or the ocean!
Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!
A. This is going to be the song for our first dance: Jason Mraz- I Won’t Give Up
Q. Any pets? Tell me about them!
A. Yes! Zeus is an incredibly handsome, sneaky, silly, cuddly, smart 11 year-old, 10 pound Chiweenie. I got him in college. When Eric and I first met, he said he didn’t like small dogs, but that’s CLEARLY not the case now. They are best buds, and Eric is always stealing cuddles from him every chance he gets. Zeus is my absolute best friend. He’s been there for me through everything over this past 11 years, and I’m obsessed with him. Seriously. He’s like my child.
Special Thanks to the Vendor Team:
Event Coordinator: Caplan Miller Events
Venue: The Four Seasons
Catering: The Four Seasons
Cake Artist: The Four Seasons
Music: The Night Owls
Florist: Wendee Sawran
Videographer: Lizama Videography
Hair and Makeup: Lauren Lumdsen