Photos: John Griffin Photography, San Francisco | Event Planning: Darlene Forbes, Weddings by Darlene, Napa | Location: V. Sattui Winery
Colleen & Sean in St. Helena, CA
Mutual friends introduced Sean and Colleen at a spring break barbecue. He asked for her number, then asked her out. On their first date, Sean made a knockout first impression by shaking Colleen’s dad’s hand and opening the car door for her. “When I got home, I told my mom that he was the guy I was going to marry,” says Colleen. Over six years later, the couple took a stroll on Huntington Beach.
The Bride Colleen Hart, 27, a community planner
The Groom Sean Cooley, 30, an insurance company manager
The Date August 2
Sean started out by thanking Colleen for moving to Seattle with him, then suddenly knelt down and proposed. After Colleen agreed to marry Sean, the newly engaged couple celebrated with a hug while a wave broke at their feet.
- Patricia Bryan