Apr 16, 2011
I'm Kathy and I am getting married to my FI Alex on April 16, 2011. I am originially from northern CA wine country (Sonoma/Napa county), near Kenwood/Santa Rosa to be exact. Currently I am living in the valley which is where my FI is from (Ripon, CA).. Talk about BIG change. His family has orchards here, which means his job is there. (My profile picture is one of our engagement photos taken in his cherry orchards).
We met in April 2005 at our alma mater, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. If you have never been to San Luis Obispo, GO, you might never want to come back.. Most don't want to leave the central coast of california. Anyways we have been dating since, including a stint of long distance while I attended grad school in San Francisco.
He proposed on Jan 14, 2010 (the night before my birthday) at his family beach house in Sea Ranch, CA overlooking the ocean and underneath the stars. Sea Ranch has always been our special place to escape, and now it will forever be one of our favorite spots.
So now I am a city girl living in the country, working as a labor and delivery nurse at a hospital less than 2 miles from the home we just purchased together. Life is grand.
We are getting married at a country club his grandparents had their reception at over 50 years ago. We wanted to keep it local so his grandpa could attend as my hometown is over 3 hours away. Too bad they tore down the old clubhouse! I'm excited, the venue is beautiful, my photographers are a wonderful husband and wife team whom I delivered their baby last year, and my dress.. well I can't wait to get it in my hands!