The Set Up
On Sept. 1st, 2018 Amy and Andy said “I do” on a perfect sunny day in the Columbia River Gorge at Skamania Lodge. After three years of dating the couple made it official with all their friends and family surrounding them. Read on to learn more about this beautiful couple and their gorgeous September wedding in the Columbia River Gorge.
Amy and Andy first met at a summer barbecue, a set-up by one of Amy’s coworkers (Andy’s brother) at the time.
“Connor knew that we would be a match and had told Andy about me, but I had no idea it was a set-up!”
The pair instantly and naturally connected.
“I had made a Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake for the BBQ which ended up being Andy’s favorite – they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!”
The pair started texting the next day then went on a date a few weeks later and the rest was history.
Andy asked Amy to marry him in Laguna Beach in August of 2017 after they had been dating for just over two years.
“I thought that our trip to Laguna Beach was just a relaxing getaway and had no idea that Andy had already found and purchased my dream wedding ring and had even asked my parents for permission.”
Amy thought that the proposal was still at least a year away. Andy had been intentionally throwing her off!
“The first night of our trip we took a walk along the beach while the sun was setting.”
After a few minutes of walking down the beach, Amy could tell that Andy was acting a little strange but she still didn’t suspect anything.
“When Andy got down on one knee I was shocked and could not stop crying tears of happiness! It was such a beautiful proposal and an unforgettable feeling for both of us. It was the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen!”
Amy and Andy later found out that the specific beach in the Laguna Beach area where they got engaged is called Diamond Beach! A perfect place for a picturesque proposal.
“We went back to Laguna Beach after our wedding, stayed at the same hotel and went back to the exact spot where we got engaged. It was the perfect place to go after the wedding to de-stress and reminisce!”