Featured Wedding: Shawn & Lauren


This month's feature is the wedding of Shawn & Lauren, who met online... and clicked the moment they met in person!

How did you two meet?
We met on Match.com. About two weeks into the online dating world, I stumbled upon Shawn's profile. He looked so handsome and warm, someone I would definitely like to meet. I decided to email him; an email turned into a text and a text turned into conversations on the phone. We just seemed to click. Shawn suggested we meet at Eureka! Burgers, one of my favorite places in downtown San Luis Obispo, for our first date. One beer turned into another and before we knew it was 1am. We both felt as if we had been friends for forever. He walked me home since we lived on the same street, literally 2 minutes walking distance from each other. Shawn had to be up early the next morning for work but he made one quick stop first... As I walked up to my car I noticed a little white piece of paper on my windshield. Shawn had left me a note saying "I had a great time and I hope to see you again soon." The rest is history.

How did he propose?
He proposed in the snow. He made me hike up this huge hill, which I was not happy about L. It was totally worth it because he got down on one knee and proposed!

Why did you choose Park Winters?
It was the first and last venue we saw. We fell in love with it instantly! It was the feeling we felt when we stepped onto the property that made us pick Park Winters.

What was your favorite wedding moment?
There are so many but my favorite wedding moment was the first look. It was so magical and real.

Photographer: Travis Hoehne, Studio THP
Cake: Jeff Lawson, Lawson’s Bakery
Flowers: Pin Damuth, Flowers by Myrna
Hair & Make-up: Crystal Nunez, Strands Salon