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I’m Getting Married! Time to Meet the Fiancé…

That’s a title I never expected to be posting when I started this blog two years ago this week. But Friday night in Switzerland I got engaged to Jakob! Because I’ve never shared anything super personal like this; I figured it would be best to answer the most commonly asked questions I’ve had in the last 48 hours. Here’s a little fiancé FAQ and a ‘Behind the Scenes‘ look going to Frankfurt, Germany this weekend to meet Jakob’s parents. 


1. How did you meet? On Halloween 2012, Jakob was on holiday visiting his cousins in SF. His cousin happened to be friends and live next-door to my bff/tennis parter (aka MickSavvy). I was exhausted, but Mick convinced me to go out for Halloween . He also invited Jakob to come enjoy one of his last few nights in SF before returning to Switzerland (where he lives). It was a Halloween masquerade party and we hit it off instantly! He was a total gentleman and walked me home in the pouring rain in San Francisco that night without an umbrella. As we were holding hands, getting drenched in the rain and laughing like 5-year-olds; I knew I had to see him again. And I did the next four days. Fast forward to the ‘Savvy Sleepers Euro Tour in Nov/Dec. which is when I fell for him.


 <Brunch with his parents in Frankfurt. Special thanks to his dad taking these pics>

2. ‘You met him 3 months ago, isn’t that a little fast?’ The answer to this one is simple for me. When I instagrammed this photo right after he proposed, I wrote ‘True Love Is Like an Instagram Filter. When You Find the Right One, You Just Know.” Sure, you may give ‘Valencia‘ a glance, kick it with ‘Kelvin,’ or hit up ‘Hefe,’ but when you find the perfect one, you know. Plus, it’s not like we’re pulling a ‘Khloe & Lamar‘ 1 month courtship or a ‘fake Kim,‘ and we’re old enough to know what we’re doing. #YOLO 😉


<Facebook Official Means Lots of Phone Calls & Texts>

3. How did he propose? I had just landed in Zurich, Switzerland Friday night. As we were driving to his place from the airport, he asked if I was tired. “I feel good, I just need to post a new blog about how-to-wear capes,” I said. ‘Okay,’ he laughed. A few minutes after arriving, he made us my favorite cocktail (Crown & Coke). After a couple sips sitting next to each other with candles lit; I could tell he was acting weird. He said he had something for me and couldn’t wait any longer. Then he reached down and picked up a little box. He got down on one knee and said he wanted me to be his wife and asked Will You Marry Me?’ After a three second pause for added suspense I said, “Yesss!” Then we went to dinner and I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much in that 90 minutes. Needless to say, the ‘cape post‘ got postponed.


<Sipping Tea while Jakob called his Grandpa in Poland to Share the Good News>

4. When is the Wedding? This August in N. Californial! All I know at this point is I want an extensive ‘Candy Bar’ for guests. The next 6 months are going to be crazy! Please email or comment with any blogs, magazines or advice you recommend if you’ve helped plan a wedding or have any good suggestions. I need them. 🙂


<Back in the Day (Nov. ’12) in Milan, Italy>

5. (PS ~ Thank You) ~ I really appreciate all of the congratulations, nice texts, emails and messages the past couple days. I’m so excited to have all of you be a part of my life. Thanks for reading! 


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  1. Congratulations lovely once again. What a magical story, it’s like a fairytale almost and just so wonderful. You know when you know and life is short anyway, make the most of it! I’ll be keeping my eyes open for you on Pinterest for any wedding ideas too!

    Again, huge CONGRATS lovely lady, wishing you both all the best,

  2. That is so awesome – congratulations! When you know, you know! I definitely have wedding planning tips from food to designer gown shopping. I also know a blogger friend/photographer who is going to be shooting my cousin’s informal affair. Let me know if I can suggest anything!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  3. Congratulations! Wish you all the best for the future xxx

  4. Ah congratulations!! How exciting for you!!!!

  5. So happy for you Dale! Congratulations!!!!

  6. Steve and Melanie Pardini says:

    Congrats to you both!!! You will be the most beautiful bride and can’t wait to see pictures!
    If you need any help, let us know!

  7. OMG that is so exciting Dale!! What a whirlwind romance, I am so happy for you!!!! And what a mental (and fun) few months you are going to have planning your wedding – PLEASE keep us updated when you can 😀 <3 <3
    Sadie xx

  8. Congrats Dale! So happy to hear that. I love what you said about the Instagram filter. That makes sense to me. 🙂 And a candy bar at the wedding sounds super cute.

  9. Congrats again Dale! So happy for you! Hope I can meet him soon 🙂

  10. I wish you both the best. Your love story is so sweet and romantic. I love it StyleMePretty for wedding ideas. It’s soooo beautiful. Also I’m mega jealous over your stunning ring.

  11. Congratulations! My husband and I had a pretty short courtship, too (about five months before we got engaged), and you’re right: When you know, you know. 🙂

    Good luck on the wedding plans! A blog that I follow (even now, when I’ve been married two years) that I think is lovely is Style Me Pretty. 100 Layer Cake is similar and also has a lot of ideas and pretty pictures.

  12. Dale, I just want to say congrats! I am very happy for you; and you’re absolutely correct: when you know, you know! Also, congrats on all your success with your blog and your career, you truly are an inspiration and I hope to follow in your footsteps. I know I don’t comment as much as I should, but just want to let you know I’ve been enjoying all your posts, pictures, stories, etc I particularly love when you showcase San Francisco, I see that city everyday but it never gets old! Again congrats on the engagement, and your overall success!

  13. I haven’t been getting any updates from Bloglovin regarding your blog since Oct 2012 =( The reason why I saw your post was because I checked my Twitter and found your recent post and I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! =D
    Congratulations Dale!! I definitely know what you mean by just knowing that person is “The One”. Oh, does that mean you will be leaving SF and living in Europe soon? Will I still be able to get tips from you about SF if I visit again? LOL!

  14. Hi Dale! Wow!! Congratulations dear!!! How exciting and romantic the way he proposed you, so sweet!!! You are so nice together! Wish you both all the best and happiness!!!! Looking forward to see you with the gown, for sure so beautiful! Kisses dear! xo

  15. Wow, congrats Dale! You guys look adorable together. Wishing you all the best in planning you fairytale wedding. Do enjoy it, it will go by fast.

    xx – Vee

  16. Aww…great pics. you both look great together!

  17. congrats congrats congrats again dale!!! epps i swear there was something in the water at that apartment.. i need to tell all my single girlfriends to move in there hahahaha!!!

    you guys make such a GORGEOUS couple.. i mean seriously like you guys look like a celebrity couple hahaha! i know you guys are getting married in nor cal but do you know if you guys are having a reception in europe too? :p

    anyways now i know for sure you will be visiting europe a lot hahaha lets get together next time you are back! 🙂

  18. Hi Dale,
    This is wonderful news…I’m so happy for you.
    I’m still out here and happy to see things are going well for you…I recently moved to southern California and making a go of the big city! It’s so pretty out here…came for a visit in September and fell in love…Can’t wait to see all the to-do’s for your big day!
    Love your ring! Very nice…Congrats.


  19. Oh I loved reading this!

    Rosie x

  20. Awwwww, this is just too sweet! You guys make a striking couple. Love the story of how y’all met, what a gentleman for real. Thanks for sharing this personal moment with your readers.

    We hope the planning process goes by smoothly and your wedding day is all you hope it’ll be. There are really awesome wedding blogs out there with soooo much inspiration and ideas. Here are two of our favorites: Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes

    XO Wil Harris

  21. Dale, you hit the jackpot girl! He is SO GORGEOUS! Omg’d and lives in Switzerland!!! Will you be moving? Did I say he was gorgeous and classy! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone deserves it, you do! I couldn’t be happier doll. I wish you the very best and ahem, does he have a brother? LOL YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!

  22. Yay! Congratulations, Dale! Can’t wait to see you blog about your wonderful journey! 🙂

    Pink Carnations

  23. If he makes you laugh like a 5 year old then you found the right one. I wish you all the best!!!! Switzerland is a gorgeous place and heard people there are really nice and down-to-earth (my mil had an orphanage that was Swiss aided so I get to hear a lot about them ). 🙂

    Heel in Mint

  24. Wow, a couple of days too late but CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a lovely story! I wish you all the best and lots of fun preparing a gorgeous wedding (and hopefull not too much stress!)
    How funny that you went to Switzerland for love, just like me 😀 No wonder that you enjoyed your Eurotour sooo much!

    All the best!
    x Irene

  25. So sorry that this is so late but we are absolutely ecstatic for you and Jakob!! Thank you so much for sharing your engagement story. You two make a super sweet couple and we can’t wait to hear more about your wedding plans if you decide to share. 🙂

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  26. I know it’s been a while, but congrats girlie!! So happy for you! 🙂

  27. I cannot believe I missed all of this – congrats Dale!


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