As innkeepers at the Iris Inn, one of our favorite duties is facilitating romance, whether itâ€™s by means of hosting weddings, providing cabins or anniversary retreats, or offering lodging to the â€śjust becauseâ€ť 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 fiancĂ©e) So-Yeon. He requested our help in finding the perfect location, a â€śplace with a view,â€ť and while we discussed Ravens Roost Overlook or the innâ€™s observation tower, ultimately we decided to bring King Family Vineyards in on the surprise. James King (one of the vineyardâ€™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,Â â€śSo-Yeon, will you marry me? â€“Chris.â€ť
Â 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, â€śShe said yes!â€ť A following text said, Thank youâ€¦youâ€™ve been so much help. It almost seems like I wouldnâ€™t have done this right without you.â€ť
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!