risten and Patrick grew up less than a mile from each other, both from a tiny rural town of Morris, IL. They actually do not remember the exact day they met, since they went to the same elementary school and high school where they shared mutual friends growing up.
They grew closer by going on snowboarding trips with friends through high school and college. Their relationship grew even stronger with cross-country moves for work in the fashion business. While on one of their yearly snowboard trips, Patrick proposed to Kristen mid-mountain in front of their closest friends in Telluride, CO.
As soon as they begun planning their wedding day, they both hoped it to take place in a lush green garden and wanted the reception outside just before dusk. Patrick, a former apparel designer at Ralph Lauren, and other notable brands, brought his natural eye for design while Kristen who worked in luxury retail and now designing and curating retail spaces for a Southern California lifestyle brand integrated her sophisticated style to bring their wedding vision to life. Both now work for golf lifestyle brand Linksoul based in SoCal so the venue search began and ended in San Diego.