Katie & Danelle
In Danelle’s words . . . So I got home from class on Friday night at about 6:15pm. Dinner was waiting on the table for me. After dinner, I was told to pack some clothes while Katie cleaned up. Then we left. After driving north for about 2 hours I started to see SNOW and the temp reading outside said 23 degrees. It was at that point that I realized I had not brought warm enough clothes…….LOL. We arrived in Flagstaff at about 10:00pm. We had a 2 bedroom timeshare with a loft, fireplace, and private jacuzzi on the balcony. It was beautiful. It over looked the snow covered mountains. We hung out Friday night just the two of us drinking and playing board games in front of the fire. We slept in Saturday and went to breakfast with some friends. Then we went sledding with the same friends all afternoon. It was so much fun…….way more fun than when were four or five. You have a lot more momentum (weight) behind you when you are older, LOL. We returned to the hotel later in the afternoon watched the golf tournament and enjoyed the jacuzzi in the snow. We got ready for dinner and headed out. We ate at the Cottage Place, a very cute French Bistro where Katie used to be a chef when she lived in Flagstaff. We were greeted with champagne and had a private table, basically the whole restaurant to ourselves. We enjoyed an exquisite six course meal with wine pairings. We returned to the hotel room that Katie had had decorated by a friend while we were out. There were no lights on and the place was covered with red rose petals and candles. There was champagne and glasses on the table. Katie let me take it all in before she got down on one knee and proceeded to ask me to marry her. I said “Yes” and we poured the champagne. The bucket was engraved and said “when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” The glasses said “To forever. Katie and Danelle 2-8-08.” Apparently it was supposed to happen Friday night, but I picked up another class so it had to wait until Saturday night. Sorry Katie.
Fast FactsFirst met: Through Mutual Friends
First date: We can't remember . . .
Got engaged: 2/9/08
Ceremony location: Phoenix, AZ
Honeymoon destination: Fiji
In Case You Were WonderingWe're calling our celebration: Our Wedding
Our wedding colors: Black and White and Dark Purple
We will be wearing: Katie: Dress Danelle: undecided
Who proposed to who: Katie propsed to Danelle.
Our last name will be: Perata