We met in 2008 while we were both students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo (SLO). My roommate, who was also a coworker of Corey’s, introduced us at a Cal Poly baseball game.
Shortly after we started dating, and since then we have lived all over California together, from SLO, to the Bay Area, and now in the San Diego area.
Corey proposed December 16th 2018 on the beach in Solana Beach right by where we live. We had packed up our beach chairs and a picnic and walked to the beach to watch the sunset. Just before sunset, Corey pointed towards something on the rock wall behind us where he had etched “Tricia, will you marry me?”. I of course said “Yes!”
We planned our wedding in the San Luis Obispo area for 2 reasons. First – it’s where we met, and second – it’s right in between the San Francisco Bay Area (where I grew up) and Long Beach (where Corey grew up). We both love the beach and the beautifully dramatic California coast line, so the Point San Luis Lighthouse was the perfect venue for us.