This month's feature is the stunning Summer wedding of Cheyenne & Rob. This sweet couple met on a cruise, locking eyes before even boarding the ship... and after meeting later that night, spent every moment they could for the rest of the trip. From a fateful meeting on the ocean, to a magical Christmas proposal, their beautiful story was apparent in every photo and moment of their wedding day.
FROM THE BRIDE:
How did you two meet?
We met on a cruise- to Alaska! The one that is 90% retired people, haha. We were very un expecting to meet someone on this trip as we were both on family vacations to enjoy the beauty of Canada and Alaska. We locked eyes first in the security line to board the ship, and I thought, “Wow!…but there’s no way this guy is going on my cruise, he must be boarding the other ship.” And lo and behold we saw each other again soon after boarding but did not have a chance to talk, then again some hours later after dinner. Rob saw me walking with my family and ran to catch up with me. I saw him coming and turned around and said, “Okay this needs to end, hi! I’m Cheyenne :)” We spent the rest of the 7 days meeting up as often as time would allow to get to know each other, and we mutually agree it felt as though we had known one another for years. Like we had already lived a lifetime together, it was so surreal!
Tell us about the proposal!
Rob proposed to me on our faux Christmas morning (we were apart for actual Christmas). We were sleeping in after a evening of driving around seeing the beautiful decorations and lights in the nearby neighborhoods. I awoke and when I rolled over there was Rob, smiling at me with so much love in his eyes. I kissed him and snuggled into him, when he whispered, “Merry Christmas!”, I sleepily replied, “Merry Christmas, I love you,” to which he replied, “Cheyenne Elyse, I love you with all my heart and soul, will you marry me?”
Why did you choose Park Winters?
We decided we wanted to have our wedding in Northern California in a beautiful outdoor setting. We visited 3 venues, 2 in Napa and then Park Winters. The moment we pulled up to Park Winters, we felt the magic and couldn't wait to explore the beautiful property. It was everything I had been hoping for, a unimaginable setting from start to finish with amazing attention to detail. From the quaint gardens, to the Koy fountain, the beautiful victorian for getting ready in, and the gorgeous reception barn. When we found out how much work would actually be alleviated from our planning by having it here, with the catering, linens, chairs, wait staff and so much more included, we fell in love and knew this place would be the perfect picturesque setting for our big day.
What was your favorite wedding moment?
My favorite moment of the wedding was walking down the aisle. Being arm and arm with my Mom, seeing Rob, under the beautiful draping pecan tree, his face so lit up and at peace, and seeing all our loving friends and family members smiling back at me. This is the one moment that brought the tears, quite unexpectedly, to my eyes. In that moment I fully realized the potential of our love and it was so powerful!
Coordination: Pearl Events
Photography: Red Eye Collection Photography
Videographer: Final Frame Studios
Dress: Made With Love Unique Bridal
Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals, La Tavola Linen
Floral Design: Dixon Florist
Cake: Above and Beyond Cakes
Hair: Julie Gridyushko - Glamour Salon
Make-Up: KEB Makeup
Emcee: Extreme Productions