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Joy Proposal Story: Colin & Meghan

by Kelsey Vickers

Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

I proposed at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, in December of 2017. I had taken a 3 day weekend, ostensibly to celebrate my birthday, and we had fun plans each day. On the day I proposed, our first activity was going out to get matching tattoos (the name of our song, I Love How You Love Me, in each other’s handwriting on our wrists). After that, we grabbed some lunch and headed off to the Getty, where we had been on a few dates over our relationship because of a shared love of museums, art, architecture, and the gorgeous California scenery.

Danny Garcia

Meghan tried to take us out to the cactus garden overlooking the city right when we got there, but I insisted we should check out the exhibit first, just to make sure we had time to see everything. I only remember being nervous, my hands dripping with sweat, and checking my watch the entire time, but apparently, the exhibit was good too! As sunset approached, we headed outside, and I suggested we go out to the cactus garden after all. While we looked out over the city, bathed in the evening light, I turned to Meghan and said, “Are you ready? This is about to happen!” Her confusion turned to utter surprise as I pulled out the ring box, got down on one knee, professed my love for her and my hopes for our future, and asked her the big question, “Will you marry me?” Of course, she was overjoyed and said, “Yes!” The people in the area clapped for us, and a photographer who I had coordinated for the occasion came out to take some more pictures and share the candids he’d captured. We wandered the grounds of the museum for a bit longer, both floating in a state of bliss, and then headed home for some champagne before going out to a celebratory dinner. A night to remember!

Danny Garcia


What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

When we saw the venue, SmogShoppe in Los Angeles, we both immediately knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it was the perfect spot for us. It captured our vision perfectly!

How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?

When we get stressed about planning parts of the wedding that need to cater to our guests’ needs, we switch gears and focus on the aspects that are just for us. For example, brainstorming designs for the matching satin jackets we plan to wear as we leave the reception.

Danny Garcia

What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?

We chose Joy because we were inspired by the theme that matched the vision we have for our wedding!

What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?

Put your Joy website link on your Save the Date cards!

Danny Garcia

At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?

Even though the wedding is a single moment in time, the memories of that day are timeless. The joy from that day drives each happy couple forward into a future of more joyous memories.

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