Elizabeth and Joel met while working at an architecture firm. They loved taking long walks to the local coffee shop and after three years of dating, Joel planned the perfect summer day together -- picnicking, canoeing and dinner. He was planning to propose, but random events throughout the day thwarted his attempts, like the drunken guys in the canoe next to them, and the friends who spotted them eating outside and joined them for dinner.
The Bride Elizabeth Skrisson, 27, an architectural designer
The Groom Joel Schmidt, 36, an architect
The Date August 21
Finally, on the drive home, Joel just pulled over and proposed in a park. When it came to time to plan, they approached it like a design project and were inspired by the super-fresh sense of color in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.