Couple Spotlight- Justin and Carly

There’s something  romantic about the fall season. Crisp air, the leaves turning, and the holidays around the corner.  It makes us want to cozy up with our loved ones by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa . Our beautiful Single Stone couple took advantage of the outdoors with their beautiful engagement photos in Aspen Colorado. Get ready to swoon because we seriously can’t get enough!   

Q: How did you and your fiancé meet? 

We met in the beautiful little town of San Luis Obispo, where Justin is from and where I was attending college. We had a bunch of mutual friends and had been at a handful of the same events but had never really met. One night his band was playing in my town, he invited me to the show and afterwards he came over to my apartment for our first official hangout…….and then ended up staying for 2 weeks. haha! I guess you could say it was a successful hangout.  Almost ten years later, here we are!


Q: How did you know he/she was the one? 

He always says he knew I was the one when we went on our first dinner date and I ordered a giant burger instead of a salad! I would say I knew it was something very special on our first valentine’s day (before we were actually officially a couple). He was living 4 hours away at the time and my girlfriend talked me in to going to a romantic dinner with her, since we both were alone on valentine’s day and pouting about it. When I walked up to the restaurant to meet her, there he was instead, sitting outside waiting for me with flowers. No one had ever done something like that for me. And after all these years, there are countless moments like those that just affirm that you have found your person. 

Q:How did he propose? 

Our favorite quick getaway from L.A. has always been The Parker in Palm Springs. This year for my birthday, he took me there and got us our favorite room. Our favorite thing to do in the mornings there is to order a french press of coffee, and sit out on the balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens in our robes. I had zero idea it was coming, but that morning, on my birthday, as we sat out in our favorite spot in our robes, he asked me to marry him.

Q:What was your first reaction when you saw your ring?

After about 5 minutes of uncontrollable sobbing after he proposed, Justin was like “You haven’t even looked at the ring yet!!!” Haha! I was too emotional and excited to even think about it, but once I saw it….I could not believe it actually belonged to me. I have looked at my share of rings over the years, but this was better than anything I could have EVER dreamed up for myself. The fact that Justin picked it out all on his own (with help from the amazing Arielle) and picked something that is so me makes it that much more special and is just a testament to how well he really does know me. Every time I get a compliment on it, I just light up inside.

Q:Any other things you would like to share.. 

Working on hundreds of weddings for other people through my graphic design studio moochie creative, and the fact that we have been a couple for almost a decade, I thought that when the time came for my own wedding, that some of the luster would have worn off. But I could not have been more wrong! This has truly been the most joyous season of my life and I am so excited for a new chapter in our story. 
Photography: Dani Cowan / Ring: Single Stone