When I first met Lindsay and Ben we hit it off right away! It was like we were long lost friends reconnecting for the first time. For their engagement session we explored some of Ben and Lindsay’s favorite spots around Pasadena starting with the ever so beautiful Vertical Wine Bistro where Ben and Lindsay first said I love you… I couldn’t be more excited for their wedding at the incredible Italy inspired Villa Del Sol D’Oro in Sierra Madre!
Ben went above and beyond for his proposal to Lindsay. If you love food and wine this is a must read for you!
Their proposal story from Lindsay’s point of view: “For my 30th birthday in November, Ben planned a few days away up in Napa Valley. I was so overwhelmed at his thoughtfulness. He had me pick out a restaurant for my birthday dinner, and then on the morning of my birthday, he surprised me with the news that he had actually gotten us a reservation at The French Laundry, the restaurant experience of my dreams and a wish at the very top of my bucket list. (I love food, cooking, and I adore Thomas Keller, the chef at The French Laundry). It had taken him months to get the reservation, and I completely freaked out with joy (I tried to think of a more elegant way to describe my reaction, but freaked out is pretty much spot on). We spent the day wine tasting and then experienced the most extraordinary dinner of my life, complete with a sighting of Thomas Keller and Steve Martin! During dinner, I shared that this was the greatest day of my entire life. Little did I know! After dinner, Ben and I were in the gorgeous candlelit garden courtyard, all alone, when he got down on one knee and proposed. Once he got down, I was so stunned that I didn’t process a word he said. He put the ring on my finger, stood up and hugged me, and I looked at him in shock and said, “Did you just propose?!” He said yes, he did, and I told him that I was so sorry, but I didn’t hear a single word he said. We laughed, and since we both wanted to remember his speech, he offered to get right back down and say it all again. So he did! We were laughing so hard– it was perfectly us.”