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Update: In light of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know our wedding is going forward as planned. As always, your health and safety are our top priority, and we completely understand if you’re no longer able to attend. Please just let us know as soon as possible.
Update: In light of COVID-19, we wanted to let you know our wedding is going forward as planned. As always, your health and safety are our top priority, and we completely understand if you’re no longer able to attend. Please just let us know as soon as possible.
August 7, 2021
Los Gatos, California

Zoe & Ryan

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Ryan Johnston

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Zoe Bland

Los Gatos

California

August 7

2021

How We Met

April 11, 2017

There’s nothing more storybook than a modern romance of the 21st century - two young professionals in one of the greatest cities in the world looking for love.. on a phone, on a couch, in PJs, watching The Great British Bake Off, and getting “this close” to swearing off the dating apps. But, as the movies tell us, sometimes fate intervenes at just the right time and that final swipe makes all the difference. Zoe reviewed her latest match, thinking long and hard about how to initiate a deep, meaningful discussion with her future betrothed before landing on… the hand-waving emoji. Not to be deterred by her minimal engagement, Ryan did his best to woo her and landed the first date with his incredible wooing skills (he really just benefited greatly from the fact that her schedule had a small window open on Tuesday and the bar was walking distance). With a time, date, and location agreed upon, they both anxiously awaited their last shot at Bumble™ love. And, while this beautiful story begins with meeting “online,” it is true that they met “offline” by awkwardly running into each other under the “Book Lights” in North Beach on the way to Comstock Saloon. It also true that Ryan thought the date went horribly due to Zoe’s insistence on having one drink and getting to bed early that night. But, it turns out that they had a great time bonding over international trips, women’s rights, and (on later dates) similar gastro issues. So, one date turned into many as they explored everything the city had to offer from the MoMA to the Masonic and learned they could truly end up together forever by completing a Whole30 together after only 3 months of dating.

The Proposal

August 25th, 2018

A tale so grand you must hear it with your own ears (unless you already have). Grab your glass of wine and come listen to the story an adventure involving an unfortunately scheduled MRI, two breakfasts, and a park day that never happened…

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