I’m so happy to introduce you to this week’s featured bride Christine Mauser. Christine is engaged to Dan Higham and their wedding is scheduled for June 2015. Christine, while originally from Colorado, currently resides in Daly City, California with Dan, his 7-year old daughter Bethany, and their cat Nessa. This sweet little family came together in such a lovely way and I’m so honored to share their love story with you today.
So how did they meet? Well they met through work, but even more intriguing is the fact that Dan is from the UK and was still living there when they met. Dan was hired by the same company Christine works for and had traveled to California to train for his new position. After several lunches together at work, there was an impromptu date and a connection was made! What ensued was a long-long-distance romance that continued to thrive for a year and a half despite the distance! They traveled Europe together a few months after meeting and then Dan made the trek to California every few months to visit with Christine. How romantic is that?
So what about the proposal you ask? On a rainy day in October of 2013, while on a hilltop aside an old monastery and overlooking the picturesque Bavarian town of Bamberg, Germany, Dan proposed to Christine! And if that wasn’t dreamy enough, Dan had something else up his sleeve when they later took in a concert. The band they saw that night was a favorite of theirs called Rue Royale. The band is a married couple with a British wife and an American husband; imagine that! Dan had gotten into contact with the band prior to the concert and they ended up dedicating a song to the newly betrothed couple onstage and served them champagne to boot!
(Sorry Dan, “boot” means car trunk in the UK, doesn’t it?)
Still one more piece of this delightful story, and that’s the part when everyone ultimately ended up on the same continent. Dan and Bethany made the big move from the UK to California to join Christine in January of this year.
What a treat to have introduced you to this amazing bride and her new family! We’re so thrilled and honored to have been asked to provide some of our eclectic rentals for their ceremony next June. Their rustic mountain wedding ceremony will be held next to the Blue River in Silverthorne, Colorado and I just know that their wedding day will be as enchanting and charming as their love story!
Congratulations Christine, Dan, and Bethany!