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Michael & Emilie

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Michael Mendoza


Emilie Choi


Pine Creek Nursery

Monroe WA

July 9

28 days28 d13 hours13 h17 minutes17 min17 seconds17 s

Wedding Venue and Schedule

Ceremony starts at 4pm with reception to follow Pine Creek Nursery, 23225 Sofie Road, Monroe, WA, 98272

How We Met

A road trip pursuit

Michael decided he had had enough of living with his parents, so he set out on a 5-month long road trip to trial several cities along his route. However, just before he left, he and Emilie matched on a dating app. After he told her he would be unavailable for quite some time, she agreed to pick things up when he got back. But it wasn't even a couple weeks later when she messaged him, seeing if they could meet up during the trip, as she had plans to travel with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Unfortunately, the dates didn't line up but Emilie kept texting him, anyway. Thinking nothing could come of it, he wondered if he should keep corresponding, but his hesitations were calmed thanks to the guidance of his cousins (as he was now in SoCal visiting them). And contrastingly, thus continued Emilie's pursuit of him! When he wanted get her number, she asked first (and on his birthday - he says it's his best birthday present ever). When he wanted to call her, she again suggested first. And when he knew he loved her, again she said it first. It wasn't but a month later that he cut his road trip short in Phoenix to race back to Seattle to be with her. They had a small wedding in August and have been inseparable since. If you're wondering, "Wait...they already had a wedding? Where was I?" Well of course they would like to celebrate with you, too! And that's what this celebration is all about!