Melanie & Drew in Yountville, CA
Melanie and Drew attended the same college, but because he’s two years older, they rarely crossed paths. On a Saturday night four years after college, Melanie had already changed into her pajamas when a friend called, encouraging her to go out. Minutes after she met her friends, wearing a sweatshirt and old jeans, one of them called Drew over, who asked for her number and called her Monday.
The Bride Melanie Anne La Vaute, 28, account coordinator
The Groom Andrew (Drew) Quinlan, 30, software sales
The Date November 8
Drew proposed during a weekend getaway. It was Christmastime, and the couple agreed they’d bring their first gifts to each other to exchange on the trip. Drew’s gift was an engagement ring. The couple chose to have their wedding in Napa because it’s within driving distance of most of their family and friends.
- Jaimie Dalessio