Tara & Mitch: A Ranch Wedding in San Luis Obispo, CA

Tara first met Mitch while on vacation in Pismo Beach, California. They kept in touch (especially because two of their friends also hit it off that same night and ended up getting married!) and dated casually before becoming an official couple just as Tara was finishing culinary school. The Bride Tara Jones, 29, chef The Groom Mitchell Stumph, 30, firefighter The Date May 30 Tara and Mitch had decided to celebrate both of their birthdays on a trip to Belize. One night during their vacation, Mitch asked Tara if she’d like to open her gift (which she thought would be a pair of sunglasses). She said yes, and was shocked when Mitch got down on one knee with a ring and proposed.