For anyone who says a wedding has to have a crazy dance party to be amazing has never met Tenaya and Kevin! Their wedding day could not have been more perfectly simple as they said their “i dos” in a sweet ceremony witnessed by their very closest family and friends. Intimate weddings always make me feel nostalgic, and all warm and fuzzy because everyone exudes so much love for the bride and groom! Congratulations Tenaya and Kevin…and cheers to many more years of cupcake smashing with love lol. xo
Q. Tell me about the proposal. I want all the details!
A. During the Christmas holidays, his family came up to spend a week with mine so we could all celebrate together. Kevin and I are both kind of private people, so we wanted to do our gift exchange in private. Kevin took over the planning for a nice date sceduled two days prior to Christmas. Kevin suggested we go ice skating in Roseville, which was something we’d been talking about doing for ages. It also provided a nice meeting point to meet his parents as they were on their way up to Auburn to meet up with my folks. Kevin said he’d accidentally left my gift at home, so his parents could just hand it off to him. I kind of rolled my eyes at the time at his forgetfulness, but he was really getting the ring from them because the jeweler finished it later than expected. After ice skating, we went to dinner at the sushi place he took my to as my first exposure to sushi a few summers ago. It was nice to revisit that time. After dinner we went to see a movie (Interstellar). When we were walking back to the car after the movie, we panicked a little bit because there were cops standing next to it. Turns out the car next to ours had been broken into. Kevin had left the ring under a towel in the backseat of his car (wrapped in a big box to throw me off the scent), so he hadn’t taken it into the theater with him. At first he’d thought it had been stolen, and looking back on it it, his anxiety certainly makes sense. After the movie, we went back to downtown Auburn to the fire pit and giant Christmas tree that was set up. We’d picked it out earlier as the place we wanted to open our presents. At the late hour, we had it entirely to ourselves. I gave him my gift first. Then he handed me mine and when I opened the lid of the box, I could see the engagement ring sitting in its velvet box. I looked up to see Kevin on his knee. It was lovely, though neither of us can remember much of what either of us said aside from YES! After we went home, and woke up all the parents and other relatives to tell them what had happened.