Back in September, Jeff quietly tagged Jillian’s calendar for a hike and dinner on Friday October 12th. As the time approached, Jillian had a few minor questions about things like getting dressed after the hike, but her suspicion did not seem to be high. Feeling emboldened by the apparent continuing secrecy of his plan, Jeff started taking various pictures of Jillian getting ready, putting make-up on in the car, etc. The couple’s hike was at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve above Palo Alto, with panoramic views of the bay area and out to the Pacific Ocean. Jeff continued to click off fun pictures as the couple hiked, and even found a willing photographer or two to take some pictures. At the top of Borel Hill, Jeff began his well-rehearsed monologue of affection and love for Jillian. He was somewhat befuddled as Jillian turned the proposal into a conversation, but pressed on and dropped to his knee. Then everything became clear and Jillian tearfully accepted his proposal. As the sun set, the couple toasted a special wine from Savannah Channel and snapped some amazing sunset pictures in the dramatic setting above the bay.
Cinematography and Photography: Rose Street Studio rosestreetstudio.com/blog/
Ceremony: Donner Lake, California
Reception & Catering: The Cedar House cedarhousesporthotel.com/
Coordinator: Patty Baird
Florist: Elizabeth's Creations tahoeflowers.com/home
Music and DJ: Jeff Jones jeffjonesband.com/