Chris & Kayla: Engaged

Chris and Kayla met all the way back in 2008 at a friend’s Halloween party. They’ve been together since Kayla graduated high school and will be celebrating their 8-year anniversary while in Aruba for their honeymoon! Keep on reading for more details on their romance!


How did you meet your fiancé?

It was that high school Halloween party. Chris and his friend Brent were dressed as a plug and an outlet. Let’s just say he had an electrifying moment when he saw a cute chef looking his way…

When did you know they were the one for you?

We both knew right away. I have been planning our wedding the entire 8 years!


What is one of your favorite dates you have been on?

We took a day trip to Eminence, where we go with Chris’s family every year. We went zip lining, hung out by the river, got lunch, and enjoyed the time with just the two of us.


How did he propose? 

We went to breakfast one morning and planned on going back to our house to decorate the Christmas tree. Chris wanted to record us decorating the tree, so we listened to music and put up all the decorations together in our new home. We posed for a picture to capture the moment in front of the tree, and that’s when Chris got down on one knee! It was perfect!

Was it a surprise?

We knew we were going to get married for some time.. We actually set a wedding date prior to our engagement because we definitely wanted a June wedding. I thought I was the one doing all the planning but little did I know that Chris had been holding on to the ring for three months!


What is your favorite thing about your fiancé? 

Chris: I love how genuine she is around not only me but everyone. She’s not afraid to be herself. I love that I know with an infinite degree of certainty that she is the one for me and that she feels the same way and we will outlast and endure any circumstance life throws our way.

Kayla: I love being around him. Whether we are laying on the couch or at the beach, I genuinely enjoy his company. And I also love how much family means to him.


How do you envision your wedding day?

We want everything about our day to be intimate and fun. We’re having a small wedding with our closest family and friends at a winery and we can’t wait to share this special time with them!

How did you decide on your venue?

We fell in love with Wine Country Gardens when we went to our friends Brigida and Kyle’s wedding reception. We knew immediately that we wanted to get married there! It’s quaint and intimate and they offer everything we were wanting!


Are there any special or family traditions you’ll be incorporating?

We are pretty untraditional when it comes to our wedding. We are most excited to have Kayla’s uncles marry us!


What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?

We are looking forward to every aspect of the day. From the “first look” to the reception to cutting our cake, we want to soak up all of the special moments!


Follow us for sneak peeks of Mr & Mrs Haley and their special day on June 2nd!

Photography Credit: YKnot Studios