Years before they started dating, Taryn and Patrick had several serendipitous encounters at UCLA alumni events which usually involved loud bars and ridiculous costumes. Patrick was still caught up in the craziness of business school and Taryn was unavailable at the time so these encounters never progressed past a quick smile and hello. Fast forward to 2017, Patrick learned through a mutual friend that Taryn was recently single and sprung at the opportunity to take her out to dinner. After sharing the typical first date dinner banter, the conversation shifted to basketball. Taryn proceeded to name the starting five of the 2003 Sacramento Kings, and Patrick immediately knew she was someone special. Their relationship continued to blossom over the summer and fall when they became pretty much inseparable and made spontaneous trips to Disneyland after work, Salt & Straw every Sunday night and countless concerts all over LA. Taryn even convinced Patrick to go to Coachella with her (her 7th year in a row and his worst nightmare…). Over the next two years, Taryn and Patrick went on many adventures in LA, across the US, and around the world together. On their Safari trip in South Africa, they embarked upon a road trip across the country with no cell service/GPS, on a mission to find lions, rhinos, and elephants. Five hours and three stall-outs later, the couple arrived in Kruger National Park and had a memorable, one-of-a-kind adventure. On February 17th 2019, Patrick took Taryn on a scenic hike in Marin, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. At this beautiful vista, Patrick got down on one knee and asked Taryn to marry him. We're thrilled to have you join us on our BIG DAY celebrating the start of our married life together!