LAUREN & DARCIE // ALAMEDA, CA
Occupations: Darcie (right)—Runs her own outdoor summer
camp for kids in San Francisco and is working on opening her own
preschool. Lauren (left)—Deputy Sheriff.
We met: In 2005
How we met: We had both recently moved to San Francisco. I [Lauren] was attending college at San Francisco State University and working
at Starbucks part time. Darcie went into Starbucks for a coffee and
to say hi to a friend that also worked there. We were introduced and
the sparks flew.
Our most memorable date: The night we had our first kiss at
the Lexington Club in San Francisco. We were actually tasked with selling raffle tickets for a fundraiser at the bar, but got a little distracted. I
remember walking out of there afterward holding Darcie’s hand thinking
how it all felt so right.
Who proposed and how: We always liked taking photo booth pictures together, so Darcie picked a venue in San Francisco with a
photo booth. She convinced me we were just having a gathering with
friends and encouraged me to invite many of our friends to join.
Once at the venue, it felt like every friend we had ever made was
there, but I was still oblivious as to why! I assumed it must have been
a convenient weekend for everyone to meet up. She nonchalantly asked me if I wanted to take a photo booth pic with her and of course,
I said yes.
While we were in the photo booth, Darcie had a friend switch out the
freshly printed photo strip with one she had taken earlier. We exited
the photo booth and I found all our friends were gathered around us
with smiling faces. I picked up the photo strip and saw Darcie, holding
a decorated heart with a different message in each frame. The message
read, “Will you marry me?”
I was so surprised! Darcie then got down on one knee in front of all our
friends and the rest is history.
We got married at: Golden Gate Park
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