Wednesday, December 12, 2012

~Simply Engaged: Chelsea and Riley!~

Hello all of my lovelies!!!

This here is another fun post in my new series: 

Simply Engaged

I am super stoked to give you another peak into my amazing clients.  I am so lucky!

So here's a little more about the adorable 
{Chelsea & Riley}
. . . 

 Engagement photography is by the talented Amanda Wilson Photography

She's From: Seattle, WA
He's from: Montana

Wedding Day: July 26th 2013

Location: Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup, WA

{How did you two love birds meet?}
"I had seen Riley around campus a few times and thought he was really cute! It was my sophomore year at Eastern Oregon University and just before Christmas break I found myself at a party at Riley's apartment that he shared with Steve and De Andre. We chatted for a bit but I didn't think anything of it until I got a call from Riley over winter break asking if I wanted to hang out once school was back in session. I agreed and we hit it off right away, we made it official on January 16th and have been together ever since!"

{How did he pop the big question?}
"I had been out of town for a month visiting my mom in South America over Christmas and New Years and was feeling more than a little homesick. When I returned to the states Riley came to meet me in Seattle where I grew up and where my parents still lived. We spent about a week there and on our fourth anniversary together we took Izzy for a walk along Lake Washington. It was a rainy Seattle day and we came to a rocky beach where we stopped to let Izzy play in the water. Riley told me to look for a spot to set up the camera so that we could take a picture of ourselves with the lake and Seattle in our background. I went looking and as I turned around Riley was on one knee getting ready to ask me to marry him. I started crying and immediately said YES!!"

{What is your fave date spot/activity?}
"Going out to eat on the weekends has sort of become our thing and just about every week we find ourselves at the Vietnam Grill here in Missoula sharing a meal together. There are a few other staple restaurants that we go to but somehow we always come back to the Vietnam Grill."

{What is your fave part about the wedding planning process?}
"Seeing everything come together! At first planning a wedding, especially from afar seemed really, really daunting but so far everything has worked out perfectly. Our amazing planner has been such a huge help and were so glad to have her be a part of the process. I also love seeing how Riley and I work together and how involved he's been so far as its great to have his ideas and input."

{Advice to planning a wedding to other couples?}
"Be in the moment, and its never too early to get started. Also don't let the little things get in the way of the big picture, at the end of the day as long as your married to the one you love then you did everything right :)"

{His/Her faves}

Chelsea's Faves: 
Working Out. When I first met Riley the thought of setting foot in a gym did not appeal to me at all but Riley being an exercise science major and on the football team, it was a major part of his life. Riley was extremely patient and encouraging and got me into fitness and now we're work out fanatics! I also love to bake and cook. Hiking, and anything outdoors as we live in a beautiful state and will always take our dog Izzy on a long hike over the weekends. Beading and jewelry making, and scrap booking. There's also nothing quite like curling up with a good book on a rainy day.

 Riley's faves:  
"Riley is also really into staying active and being healthy. He's a Montana boy so he loves anything outdoors from backpacking and hiking to snowboarding, fishing, and cross country skiing. The NY Giants, and of course the Montana Grizzlies during football season. Riley's a huge football and sports fan and played all throughout his high school and college career and now coaches football, basketball and track this coming spring. He's also a big fan of the local breweries here and is a huge fan of a good brewsky :)"

{What first caught your eye?}

"Riley was quite the ladies man on campus and was very athletic, had a great smile, and got along with everyone! He was extremely approachable and very easy to talk to."

{On my wedding day I am most excited about}
"Seeing all of our friends and family and having everyone come together to share our special day!"

{Fave meal your fiance makes for you?}
"Riley doesn't do much cooking as I am usually the one in the kitchen but I am known for my desserts and when it comes to baking we usually know its going to be something good :)"

 {If we could go anywhere for our honeymoon}
"I would love to go the Fiji and see all of the beautiful beaches to spend a week in paradise. Riley would love to go to either Italy or Paris for a more cultural experience. His travel endeavors aren't quite extensive as mine so I think he wants to experience something new. 
As long as were together we can make anywhere and adventure and always have so much fun!"

They are pretty darn adorable right?!

Thank you Chelsea and Riley for sharing this with us, 
and I can't wait to help you on your BIG DAY July 26th!!!


1 comment:

  1. Love hearing the background story on how different couples, so cute!!! :)