As innkeepers at the Iris Inn, one of our favorite duties is facilitating romance, whether it’s by means of hosting weddings, providing cabins or anniversary retreats, or offering lodging to the “just because” romantic getaway. Sometimes, we are even able to help engagements come to fruition.
One of our recent guests, Chris, stayed here for a night with his lovely girlfriend (and soon-to-be fiancée) So-Yeon. He requested our help in finding the perfect location, a “place with a view,” and while we discussed Ravens Roost Overlook or the inn’s observation tower, ultimately we decided to bring King Family Vineyards in on the surprise. James King (one of the vineyard’s owners, of course) helped to make the proposal perfect, having a library bottle of 2007 Meritage at the ready and wearing a special label that read, “So-Yeon, will you marry me? –Chris.”
Chris and So-Yeon left the Iris Inn after a romantic stay in one of the cabins and a hearty breakfast the next morning. A little while later, we received a text message from Chris, saying, “She said yes!” A following text said, Thank you…you’ve been so much help. It almost seems like I wouldn’t have done this right without you.”
Conratulations to Chris and So-Yeon! We wish you the best as you plan your wedding, and thank you for letting us be a part of your engagement!