Clear Cut Couples: Devon and Christine

Devon and Christine met through mutual friends! Their first official date was at the drive-in movie theater (yes...those still exist). They ordered food and packed up the car full of cozy blankets and pillows. They packed some beer and whiteclaws....and off to the drive-ins they went. It was the perfect first date and they have been together ever since and have shared so many incredible memories! One of Christine’s favorite dates was teaching Devon how to ride a stand up jet ski. It was fun being able to teach him something new and show him something that she did growing up.

Another highlight was when Devon surprised her with a Valentine's Day trip to the beach (although he kept the location a secret until they got there), and their entire hotel bed had red roses sprinkled across it. It was such a romantic weekend getaway. But her favorite dates that they love to do is go for a wine tasting at their favorite wineries, and usually it's coupled with some live music! That is a weekly date night for them!

Devon first told Christine that they were going on a little vacation, and he asked her to not make plans on a specific weekend. Although, per usual he kept the location a secret. This was nothing out of the ordinary, as he has done it before. He is quite the romantic! They ended up in Santa Monica and stayed at The Shore Hotel....right next to the Santa Monica pier. They had never been to Santa Monica, and they had so much fun exploring and riding the rides at the pier. They found a great local bar on Friday night, listened to some karaoke with some great drinks! The next day (Saturday), Devon told her that he wanted to take a drive to Malibu...which is a nearby beach. Again, another place that they had never been too! He ended up proposing in Malibu, CA!

He hired @fatimelredaphoto to photograph the entire proposal. It was so nice being able to have those moments captured. Christine said, “I will cherish these photos forever. He also hired @farsha_events to set up the most beautiful, romantic picnic in Malibu!”

Parking was a little wild, so it took them some time to finally make it down to the beach. As they started walking, she spotted this beautiful picnic, and thought that it couldn't be for her! It was neutral tones with so many white roses surrounding it! There was also a charcuterie board (which she LOVES). Before she knew it, he was down on one knee with the most thoughtful words. Of course, she said YES! They enjoyed the picnic and he brought their favorite Tobin James wine. She couldn't believe all the little details that made everything so personal. It was a total surprise and Christine was shocked that he proposed and planned such a beautiful proposal!

Christine said, “But, THE RING! The ring is absolutely stunning. I started tearing up as I saw the ring. My clear cut ring is timeless and more than I could have dreamed of. I literally couldn't stop staring at it for weeks. Sending it back to get sized was hard....I didn't want to let go of it! Devon did not have any input from me, as I wanted my ring to be a total surprise (which also made me a little nervous...what if I don't like it??). I couldn't believe that he did such an amazing job picking out my engagement ring. It is perfect. It is an oval, with a halo and a dainty band. It is such a beautiful symbol of our love and commitment to each other.” They are getting married this August, 2022 at a vineyard! Congrats you two! We are SO happy for you!



Picnic set up: @farsha_events

Photographer: @fatimelredaphoto