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#BlueprintPair: CiCi & Rob

January 19th, 2016
#BlueprintPair: CiCi & Rob

This love story has a lemony twist!

CiCi and Rob, today’s #BlueprintPair, met while working for Lululemon Athletica in Seattle, and the spark was instant. Don’t you love a tale like that? Read on for their sweet proposal and wedding plans.

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How did you two meet? What did you do for your first date?

Rob: We met at work, I was new to the company and I met CiCi as part of my initial onboarding.  She told me she was going to Starbucks for a coffee and I quickly invited myself even though I had already had two cups that day.  We not only worked for the same company but we also lived in the same neighborhood where we shared a drink that led to dinner, which is now one of our favorite restaurants.

Tell us your proposal story!

CiCi: Rob completely surprised me when he proposed! We took a float plane to Victoria, BC and spent the day touring the wineries. Once we reached the third winery, DeVine Cellars, Rob asked me to take a walk through the vineyard to ‘see the grapes’ and as we neared the vines it was clear that the grapes weren’t visible as it was way too early in the growing season. Then Rob stopped me and told me this was a surprise plan to propose to me and the rest was history!

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When and where are you getting married?

CiCi: June 18th, 2016 at Annie Wright School in Tacoma. I went to pre-kindergarten through 8th grade at Annie Wright and it is a beautiful brick school with a chapel and stunning outdoor courtyard for the reception.

What part of the wedding are you most excited about?

CiCi: Walking down the aisle! I can’t wait to see Rob standing at the front of the alter and all of our close friends and family together to celebrate!

Rob: I honestly am just most excited to say “I do” and be married to this girl.

What made you choose Blueprint Registry?

CiCi: We love the ability to customize our registry and bring every registry option into one platform.  The custom group gift options were such a wonderful way for us to share larger ticket items with multiple guests.

How are you using BPR – experiences, honeymoon fund, or mostly gifts?

Rob: We loved the honeymoon fund option.  We’ve had multiple family members offer to help with our honeymoon and this way they can all contribute.  Other than the honeymoon fund we are mostly populating our registry with gifts.

What gift have you received that you love the most? How are you using it? OR What registry gift are you most looking forward to?

Rob: I love to cook for CiCi and our friends, so I’m most excited about the Calphalon cookware and the Wusthof Acacia Knives. Oh, yes and the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet!

CiCi: I love to host friends at our home so the serving trays, platters and new glassware are what I am most excited about – especially the serving trays!

What’s your favorite Blueprint feature?

CiCi: The Add-to-Blueprint button! It allows us to go to any website and pick out exactly what we want without having to link multiple registries to our wedding website! I loved being able to add gifts from Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Williams + Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Macys, West Elm and of course, Home Depot [for Rob].

What advice do you have for people planning their wedding?

Rob: Get a wedding planner.  Some might think they aren’t necessary but getting direction from the pros and having day-of wedding help saved us a ton of time and money researching vendors and negotiating costs.  The wedding planner adds a level of certainty that your day will be stress free and fun.

What advice do you have for people using a gift registry?

CiCi: Think about what you need on a day to day basis and start making a list as you are cooking, organizing your home and thinking of your dream furniture. I know when shopping on friends registries leading up to their big day it is so much more fun to have a lot of options of fun gifts versus a few random items – so register for more than you think you need!

Wishing all the love, Cici and Rob! Check out their registry here.

Photography by Carly Bish.


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