A love story featuring Our Brides in Our Dresses!
Brooke had been single for a while and really thought that she was over the dating scene. That is until she was introduced to Mike through friends. Brooke had decided to branch out and start hanging out with different friend groups. One of those groups took her out to a boat parade. That is the first time she had noticed Mike. But, as things go, she didn’t really think a lot about it. The next weekend, Brooke went to Lake Arrowhead and he was there. The whole weekend, he kept flirting with her but didn’t make any kind of move. The next weekend, the same thing happened. Brooke felt she couldn’t handle it any longer!
The weekend after that, Mike, Brooke and a bunch of friends landed up in Laguna Beach. She had a little too much to drink at night and powered by liquid courage, she decided to go and talk with Mike. As she looked around, she spotted him talking to two girls at the bar. Brooke interrupted their conversation and jokingly introduced herself to Mike. It was at that moment that Mike knew that she was the one. He always thought that she was hard to read but now he saw the true side of her and fell in love. The two girls Mike was speaking with walked away and that is when he kissed Brooke for the first time. They were inseparable after that night. They went on their first official date a week later and have been
together ever since.
Mike and Brooke had gone to attend one of Brooke’s best friends’ wedding and Brooke caught the bouquet by coincidence. After catching the bouquet, everyone kept asking them when they would be getting engaged. Brooke just laughed it away because there were no signs from Mike as such. She knew he was going to propose sometime in 2017 but didn’t know when and didn’t want to put undue pressure on Mike. Little did she know that Mike had a proposal planned and had only informed their parents and close family members!
Mike had asked Brooke out for a hike at Dana Point above Strands Beach after the wedding. They are an adventure loving couple, so Brooke didn’t think much of it and agreed. As the day rolled in, Brooke was feeling quite exhausted after having a few too many drinks at the wedding. But, Mike was keen on going. So, Brooke got out of bed reluctantly, didn’t put on any makeup or even brush her hair. They pulled up to the beautiful trail and Brooke was spellbound as she had never been there before. Brooke remembered that Mike was being uncharacteristically quiet as they kept exploring. This made her a bit suspicious but then she let the thought go. They stopped at the lookout point and Mike continued to be quiet. Brooke laid her head on his shoulder and that’s when Mike said that he really loves her and wants to spend forever together. Then, he got down on one knee and pulled out the most stunning ring Brooke had ever seen! Brooke admits that she doesn’t remember what he said because she was bawling her
eyes out. After she said yes, they just sat there and took in the moment. After a while, Mike told her that they had to go back and get ready because he had planned a whole day out for them. They showed up at one of their favorite brunch spots and Brooke was surprised to find his whole family waiting there! Later, they spent the rest of the day with Brooke’s family and friends. Brooke says that it was one of the best days ever.
Brooke and Mike’s wedding was held on November 3 rd , 2017 at Coto Valley Country Club in California.
Brooke’s favorite memory of the wedding was walking down the aisle and hearing Mike’s vows. She loved the fact that they were so heartfelt!
Another favorite memory she shares with us is her Dad getting Bob Carlile to come in person to sing his song, Butterfly Kisses for their first dance.
Brooke bought her dress from Mary Me Bridal in Orange, California
Brooke recalls that the dress was the first of five dresses she tried on. And, the love was instant! She tried on the other dresses but all she wanted to do was to put the first one back on because she knew it was the one. She loved the fact that it was both elegant and sexy at the same time. It was everything Brooke was looking for and more!