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Katie & Heather

Heather and I met online in January, 2006. We met in person 4 days later, and our first date was at Disneyland. We had an instant connection and knew shortly thereafter that we were falling in love. My parents have become two of the strongest supporters of our relationship- a complete 180 from when I first came out to them. We are lucky to have family and friends around us who love us and fully support our decision to get married!

Heather and I have been living on separate coasts for the past few months, but I was shocked when she flew from Boston to Orange County for my birthday (March 28, 2008)! At 12:01 on the day of my birthday she walked into my room and surprised me! Apparently my entire family knew she was coming and kept it a secret for months. That day she kidnapped me and took me to Laguna Beach, a special spot for us, and asked me to open 7 picture frames. The first 5 were pictures of us, in chronological order from the past 2 years. The 6th frame had a beautiful Pablo Neruda poem in it, and the 7th was blank. She told me that the last frame would be filled with a memory from our future :-) She then took me for a walk on the beach, where we found a cove with tidepools. There was no one else around, so we sat on the beach and enjoyed a cool, cloudless day! She started getting nervous and suddenly pulled out a beautiful engagement ring! She asked me to marry her and I was overjoyed to say yes!!

We are very excited to be getting married in the summer of 2009 in Whistler, B.C.!

"I am the Luckiest"

Fast Facts

First met: January 2006 online
First date: 4 Days Later :-)
Got engaged: Katie's Birthday Surprise! March 28, 2008
Ceremony location: Whistler, British Columbia!
Favorite planning resource: Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, friends and family
Honeymoon destination: Thailand

In Case You Were Wondering

We're calling our celebration: A Wedding
We will be wearing: Katie- dress, Heather- suit
Who proposed to who: Heather proposed to Katie on the beach on a beautiful day!
Our last name will be: Rainey

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