WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING?!

WHO: Dane & Sara
WHAT: Are Getting Married
WHERE: DairyLand (12125 Treosti Rd, Snohomish, WA)
WHEN: 04/14/18
WHY: Because Dane asked Sara to Marry Him, duh.

BECAUSE WE LOVE STUFF

We're registered at Macy's and Crate & Barrel /// click on the store name to visit our registry!
Cash Presents are greatly appreciated and will be put into a savings account to go towards the purchase of our first home.  <3

FAQ

DairyLand in Snohomish. If you paid attention, you’d have noticed that up top. But here’s a map.

Below are a list of hotels in the area.  We don’t have a group rate so pick and choose based on availability.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites (Woodinville, WA)
    • Closest to Dane & Sara’s condo 
  • Snohomish Inn (Snohomish, WA)
    • Close to Venue
  • Countryman Bed & Breakfast (Snohomish, WA)
    • Close to Venue
  • Adams Manor (Snohomish, WA)
    • Close to Venue
  • Evergreen Inn & Suites (Monroe, WA)
  • Best Western Sky Valley Inn (Monroe, WA)
  • Fairground Inn (Monroe, WA)
  • Multiple AirBNB Options

Bro.  Seriously.  It’s right above this section.  <3

Dane & Sara are registered at and Crate & Barrel.  Click on the store name to view their registry.

Cash presents are welcomed and will be put into a savings account to go towards the purchase of Dane & Sara’s first home together. 

(dane really wants a chemist)

NO.  JEANS.  ALLOWED.

You’re on the wrong website.

(Talk to Dane at the wedding)

You’re Going to Cry

maybe you will, maybe you won’t, but majority says you will.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

They Met on OkCupid /// Went to Red Robin /// Played Mini Golf /// And History Began

I was on my final wits end with dating. Every morning I’d go through my morning routine and fling through girls on OkCupid because I realized it was a numbers game. The more girls I scrolled yes to, the more exposure I’d get on the website and the more opportunities for dates would happen.

I was playing Golf at Auburn Golf Course one afternoon by myself and was contemplating shutting down all my dating profiles and saying screw love / dating / relationships and to just enjoy the single life full time. I had no desire to go out on first dates, to continue spending money on possibilities that would eventually go nowhere, and to keep realizing that the dating pool just sucks.

And then Sara messaged me. “Hi, I’m Sara :)”

I totally ignored the message – I actually ignored it for 3 days. I was busy playing golf, if I recall I was having a pretty decent round, and, well, I just didn’t care enough to respond back to her right then and there. It was a short and clearly copied and pasted message, and it didn’t excite me. Upon further reading of her profile, one line changed my thinking about her immediately.

“I’m a huge Excel nerd”

God, I love Excel. Marry me woman.

I decided to message her back – we started chatting and the spark was evident.

We scheduled our first date – mid-day lunch at Red Robin in Bellevue Square. I wasn’t hungry but kept trying to feed her, but apparently white women don’t like to eat in front of potential boyfriend materials on the first date. How weird is that?

We left Red Robin and I didn’t want this first date to end so I suggested we hop on the ferry over to Bainbridge and apparently that’s creepy to get on a boat with a guy you just met so we settled on playing Mini Golf at Newcastle Golf Course. I let her beat me because she didn’t slap me when I grabbed her butt and we made out a bunch – I was totally kicking ass at this first date thing.

Afterwards, I dropped her off at her car – we kissed goodbye and the rest is history.

For anyone that doesn’t already know, dating sucks – online dating REALLY sucks!  It can work – Dane and I are proof – but the process is brutal.  It’s all about quantity.  You have to message hundreds of guys to get twenty to respond.  You then have to attempt to weed out the crazies from that twenty to get the five you’re willing to go meet for coffee.  MAYBE one of those five coffee dates is worth a second date where food/alcohol is consumed and activities are enjoyed.  And that’s a big maybe.  Dane broke that cycle.

He came across my OKCupid feed as someone who had liked me.  He was cute.  He was a photographer.  He liked golf.  He could dance.  He was brutally honest about what he was looking for and what he wanted out of a relationship.  And he had this contagious smile that I couldn’t stop staring at…  Fingers were crossed as I sent my generic first attempt message of “Hi, I’m Sara :)”.  I sent that exact message countless times before, but I wanted this outcome to be different.

And then I sat, and waited.  For three days.

When he finally responded our conversation was amazing – we were completely compatible.  I could talk to him for hours on the phone, or spend all day texting back and forth.  The chemistry was there – I HAD to meet him!

And then we hit a wall…this crazy creeper potential axe murder wanted our first date to be a trip on the Kingston-Edmonds ferry to walk around and explore and go to some bakery with mini cheesecakes.  Don’t get me wrong, I love me some cheesecake!  But I needed our first date to be in a contained, controlled environment where I had the exits already mapped out and I could park my car anonymously so he couldn’t follow me home.  *insert Dateline theme music here*

He refused to have our first date be my usual coffee date, so we agreed to Red Robin.  Something about “I’m Filipino, let me feed you” – at least I’d get some delicious food out of it.  I made sure to get there a couple minutes late so I could check him out while he was sitting there waiting for me – he matched the pictures on his profile *sigh of relief*.  He had an order of cheese sticks waiting for me – WITH RANCH <3

I was falling for him.  I didn’t want the date to end, and neither did he.  The chemistry was real.  He convinced me to go to Newcastle Golf Club for some putt-putt after I turned down another attempt to take a ferry somewhere.  What was it with this guy and boats?!  I was breaking all of my first date rules.  I immediately texted my friends telling them the color/make/model of his car and where we were going – just in case.

He’s going to try and say he “let me win” that game.  Don’t let him fool you, I kicked his ass!  Of course I pulled the whole damsel in distress “how do I hold the golf club” act, making him think he had this one in the bag.  And then I unleashed the competitive, ruthless, real me…even managing a hole-in-one, just to rub it in a little more.  I felt a little bad for bruising his ego though, so I broke another one of my first date rules and kissed him.  Best decision I’ve ever made!

#happilyeveranar

I (Dane) created this website to document the process of planning a wedding. Do we stick to the plan? Do we say f*** the plan? Do we even have a plan? What the hell is a plan? What are we planning? Huh? Squirrel!
There’s no doubt that the world loves love. I want to share with the world the amount of love that Sara and I have with each other to show people that love truly does exist. I want to put something happy, exciting, loving out into the world that this may somehow inspire someone to give love a chance when they might have given up. Or to put a smile on someone’s face because they love love just as much as we do.

I (Dane) created this website to document the process of planning a wedding. Do we stick to the plan? Do we say fuck the plan? Do we even have a plan? What the hell is a plan? What are we planning? Huh? Squirrel!
There’s no doubt that the world loves love. I want to share with the world the amount of love that Sara and I have with each other to show people that love truly does exist. I want to put something happy, exciting, loving out into the world that this may somehow inspire someone to give love a chance when they might have given up. Or to put a smile on someone’s face because they love love just as much as we do.