Cari & Steve in Fallbrook, CA
Steve would readily admit that he’s not one for public displays of affection, but he was willing to make an exception for Cari. Cari and Steve met through mutual friends who were dating, and they soon began a relationship of their own.
The Bride Cari Penner, 25, service manager and artist
The Groom Steve Gooch, 25, educational psychologist
The Date November 4
When the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary with dinner at one of their favorite restaurants in Del Mar, Steve caught Cari off guard when he stood up in the middle of the meal and tapped his glass for everyone’s attention. After Steve professed his love before everyone in attendance, he dropped to one knee, and Cari “immediately started bawling,” she says. Cari happily accepted, and two days later the couple had picked the site for their outdoor fall-inspired wedding.
- Miles Stiverson