We are so happy to see couples getting engaged and moving forward with their lives despite the obstacles we've all faced this past year.
This story is a true all American love story! A year ago Jordan was visiting San Luis Obispo for the weekend from Camp Pendleton where he serves as a United States Marine. Elli and Jordan met while having a night out on the town with friends. They were in love from the moment they met.
I'm sure there is a movie out there that resembles this love story perfectly. Boy meets girl at a local bar, boy is serving in the military, they fall in love, he visits her every weekend, he pops the question, and then happily every after! It makes it hard not to believe in love at first sight after reading their story.
Keep scrolling to read the firsthand account and view all the sweet shots from their intimate proposal at San Luis Obispo Wedding Venue, The White Barn - Edna Valley photographed by talented San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographer, Kaycee Maye.
Tell us how you met! Was it love at first sight?
On February 14th 2020 I met Jordan at Buffalo Pub while he was in town for the weekend. Coincidentally we both had never been to the bars in San Luis Obispo before, and just happened to go for the first time that night. When we met it was love at first sight, and we spent the rest of that weekend together. Every weekend after that he has driven from the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton 9 hours and over 25,000 miles in the past year to see me. -Elli
Who said I love you first and what was that moment like?
One of the weekends Jordan was in town he planned a surprise date at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Hot Tubs. We popped champagne, and he told me he loved me for the first time. It was such a special moment that I will never forget. -Elli
Tell us about the proposal! What were the behind the scenes moments before the big question?
Jordan had told me he thought it would be special if we took photos on our 1 year anniversary, Valentine's Day. So I searched for a photographer and found the amazing Kaycee Maye! I thought I was planning a photo shoot with her at the beach, however when we met up with her and drove to the shoot location we arrived at The White Barn Edna Valley! Jordan had surprised me and set up the photo shoot there! I used to work at The White Barn and it is such a special place to me. We then proceeded to take photos at the back of the property, and when we walked back over to the front of the Barn there was a beautiful picnic set up for us. Then Jordan got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. Our family and friends surprised me and came out of hiding from inside the barn and celebrated this special moment with us. -Elli
How did you celebrate after the proposal?
Jordan had booked a room for us at The Granada Hotel that night. So we stayed there and celebrated with champagne and dinner! -Elli
Do you have plans for your wedding yet?
We are having our wedding at The White Barn Edna Valley in July! -Elli
You can inquire for your own wedding at San Luis Obispo Wedding Venue, The White Barn - Edna Valley, here!
Lastly, thank you for your service, Jordan Foster! We wish you both the best and can't wait to see wedding photos this coming July!