OUR STORY

The night they met! "Ok seriously. This is too much. I should probably marry you." Road trip through Big Sur Engaged!

2010

CLAIRE & CHATO MEET AT
GIRLS’ NIGHT

That’s right. Girls’ Night. At a little wine bar in Cardiff, CA.

Chato was just tagging along with his then roommate who was dating Claire‘s friend. Neither of these dudes realized they were going out to meet up with a bunch of chics drinking wine. They just thought it was a group of people going out.

So while crashing girls’ night, Chato and Claire didn‘t really even meet until they were both leaving and realized they were parked near each other. They walked out talking. When Chato told her he was a web programmer, Claire hit him up for his digits because she needed a web developer to work with. They exchanged business cards like total nerds.

“YO GIRL. HERE’S MY NUMBER.”

You know Chato. Always gotta be droppin’ game. He wrote to her on Gchat a few days later. Claire was all “This dude is hilarious” and this turned into almost an everyday event. It broke up the work day quite nicely.

2011

MANY GCHATS LATER

Turns out they worked near each other and ended up getting lunch a few times. They hung out here and there, surfed here and there for a while until they started dating. Then it was all over for both those fools.

CLAIRE TELLS FAM IN
CONNECTICUT ABOUT
THE NEW BOYF

Her mom asks if he speaks English.
"And what‘s his name again?"
Claire’s fam decides to call him “Taco”. This lasts for a few months until they break it down to "CHOT."

2012

THE ENGAGEMENT

Claire and Chato get engaged in June 2012 at La Jolla Cove one night after he takes her to dinner and for a stroll by the beach after. Chato pulled off some serious recon and scheming to make this go down as planned - on the beach, standing in the sand. Claire says yes before even seeing what the ring looks like.


-3006 Days Until Wedding