Photos: Wendy Maclaurin Richardson Photography, San Francisco | Event Design: Events of Distinction, San Francisco | Location: Kohl Mansion
Joan & Jonathan in Burlingame, CA
Upon returning home from a job assignment in Asia, Jonathan learned that several of his buddies had moved. Having fewer friends around motivated him to join an online dating service; the profile for fellow foodie Joan jumped out at him. He asked her out, and they were hooked after a seven-hour-long second date.
The Bride Joan Santos, 30, student
The Groom Jonathan Brown, 36, corporate treasurer
The Date September 27
Just over a year later, Joan came home to find Jonathan in a giddy mood -- the ring had arrived that day! The next night, he got down on one knee and popped the question. “I still get teased about doing a little dance once the ring was on,” says Joan.