How He Asked: Over Memorial Day weekend Patrick and I flew to Napa to spend the long weekend away. Friday was spent wine tasting followed by an amazing dinner at Auberge.
The next morning we were picked up by our driver, Hart, and stopped at a Deli in Yountville to grab a picnic lunch to bring to Barnett Vineyards. When we arrived at Barnett I kept trying to take pictures of the amazing view and to get Patrick to take some with me, but he kept suggesting we wait till after lunch. I thought he was maybe just hungry and ready to eat, but little did I know he had something else planned.
After a tasting with our wonderful host, Nicole, we headed down to the picnic area to eat lunch. She gave us a free bottle of my favorite wine to take with us and we began to unpack our picnic basket at a table overlooking St. Helena. After I poured us some more wine I asked if I could help with anything else before we started eating and Patrick asked if I could get the silverware out of the top of the basket. When I opened the top and moved the blanket there was a ring box sitting there.
I turned around and he was on one knee. I couldn’t have been more surprised or more filled with joy in that moment and burst into tears right off the bat. After I said yes, he pointed up and the photographer I had seen taking pictures of other people at the vineyard had actually brought his family with him as decoys and had been taking pictures of us the entire time. My heart is so full knowing I get to marry this amazing man and we are so so thankful to have met Rick and everyone at Uptown Diamond! Yall are the best and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect ring to remember the most perfect day!