Photographer Jill Tiongco not only took gorgeous pictures of the couple’s celebration but also got the scoop on their sweet engagement story. 

“The couple had planned a trip to San Francisco with Lauren’s college friends the first weekend of March in 2015. It was technically Lauren’s first time in San Francisco, so they spent Friday doing all kinds of touristy things before meeting up with the group for dinner. Joe was insistent on going up to Twin Peaks before dinner to “watch the sunset” but Lauren was skeptical about getting across town during rush hour traffic. However, Joe uncharacteristically put his foot down and Lauren rushed to get ready, complaining that she didn’t have enough time to put on her jewelry… 

When the couple arrived at Twin Peaks, Joe gave Lauren a scrapbook full of cards they had exchanged over the course of their relationship, complete with explanations of what they meant to him and why he loved them. The last card in the book was new and read “Grow old along with me… the best is yet to be.” Joe got down on one knee and proposed right then and there. Lauren, not usually a fan of surprises, was shocked and thrilled. The couple spent the rest of the night and weekend celebrating with Lauren’s college friends, making the weekend even more special and memorable.”

Pictured Vendors: Jill Tiongco Photography (photography), Newberry Library (venue), You Name It Events (wedding coordinator), WTOO (bride’s dress), Jarlo (bridesmaid dresses), Ike Behar (tuxedos), Becky Rosza (place cards, table numbers), Stacie Yarosz (hair), Antonette White (makeup), Vale of Enna (floral), and Event Brilliance (lighting).

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