She saw him across the room. She noted that he was the most good looking man there. She went and stood nearby hoping for an opportunity to meet. He saw her standing there. He struck up a conversation. He gave her his contact info. They went on a date. They went on more. They had so much fun together. They fell in love. He asked her to marry him. She said yes!
It was one of the first times we'd slowed down long enough post-homebuying, moving and painting away. We took a walk up to our new neighborhood park, Mt Tabor. We found a secret entrance to the park and were thrilled with the discovery. It was there that Kevin asked me to marry him. At that moment we decided we wanted to get married at Mt Tabor too! What better place to build wonderful memories than right in our own neighborhood, by the home we share together, at the place where we decided to spend the rest of our lives together?
Little did we know then what it would take to be able to have our wedding there! It was a freezing cold January night, colder than most winter evenings in Portland, when we went to secure our wedding location. We slept outside City Hall the evening of January 1st to be second in a line of hundreds for the park site and date that we wanted. The doors opened at 8am the first business day of the year, we requested our space and date, and we got it!
Check out the article: "January Wedding Reservation Ritual? Brrrrr"