Jaclyn & Chris: A Series of Fortunate Events

black and while piggy back ride in the mountains

How did the two of you meet?

We both attended the University of Florida at the same time, but we did not meet until a series of fortunate events (Chris moving in with mutual friend, Chet, namely) brought us together in Denver. Shortly after we were introduced, I invited Chris to a party. What started as a friendship led to taking on adventures, becoming best friends, falling in love, and choosing to spend our lives together.

When did you know he was the one?

After just a couple months of dating, Chris spent Christmas with my family in Hawaii! My old brother lived there at the time and had just had his first kid! It could have been such an overwhelming experience, but it was effortless and so much fun. Chris was an amazing sport and fit right into our family.

How did the proposal go down?

We were hiking in Evergreen, Colorado. At the top of the mountain, we paused to take in the view and Chris got down on one knee! It was just us, the dogs, and a bottle of champagne. And it was perfect.

Tell us about the ring?

It’s perfectly “me”! I wanted something classic and minimal, but unique. The solitaire diamond and gold band are timeless to me, and the cable band gives it a unique flair. I will never get tired of staring at it 🙂 He nailed it.