Jewlie & Simon in Napa, CA
Mutual friends had made many attempts to set up Jewlie and Simon, but she always waved them off. Undaunted, they secretly invited Simon to a group ski weekend in Tahoe. Jewlie fell for him the moment he walked into the cabin. The feeling was mutual, and they became a couple.
The Bride Jewlie Soto, 29, marketing coordinator)
The Groom Simon Clark, 37, commercial real estate broker
The Date October 4
Just over a year-and-a-half later, during an afternoon hike on Mt. Tam, the two started to reminisce about their first hike together on that same trail. Simon suggested they stop for lunch under a big oak tree overlooking the Pacific; then he asked Jewlie to be his wife. Her jaw dropped in disbelief, but she excitedly said yes. They were married 11 months later, in a casually elegant celebration.