Victoria and Riley's Engagement Story
How Victoria and Riley Met
Victoria and Riley have been dating for 7 years! They met their senior year at Oregon State (Go Beavs!) and then Victoria moved to Indiana for veterinary school shortly after they graduated. That was incredibly tough for them because their relationship was just starting, and they were both scared that they wouldn’t be able to withstand long distance with such little foundation. They made it through their first year of long distance and then Riley moved to Indiana for Victoria’s two middle years of school.
"That was when our relationship grew!" -Victoria
Then Victoria’s last year of school, Riley moved back to Oregon to start his new job and find them an apartment. After Victoria graduated, she moved back as well! They have now been living in Beaverton, OR (outside of Portland) for almost 3 years!
How Riley Popped the Question
They got engaged March 3, 2018 at the Oregon Coast. It was kind of a spur of the moment trip to go on a small hike and enjoy some beer from a favorite brewery there. Victoria wasn’t expecting anything at all. They had a trip to Jamaica planned the following month so she thought it would happen then since they had gone ring shopping twice by that point and Victoria had picked out her dream ring! They were walking along the trail and they stopped to take pictures of the view and Victoria turned around and Riley was on one knee.
“I was flabbergasted to say the least. I couldn’t even say anything but 'Are you serious?!' And 'you are kidding me?!'” -Victoria
And Riley eventually stood up and said:
"So, is that a yes?!"
It was pretty amazing. Some hikers then took the photo above shortly after that and they shared in their joy.
Taken by J.J. Weddings
Victoria and Riley's Wedding Plans
They have started planning and are well on their way since their wedding is June 29, 2019 (a little over 4 months away!) They are getting married in Salem, OR at Zenith Vineyards. They are having an outdoor ceremony overlooking the vineyard and then an indoor reception.
“I have my dress and had my first fitting a few weeks ago! It is strapless and has a pretty lace and very simple. Not what I was thinking I would go with, but I fell in love as soon as I tried it on.” -Victoria
“My colors are a dusty rose, cream, light pink and greenery! I am just wanting a light and romantic feel. We just went to our catering company’s tasting event which was so fun. We now think that we know which items we want on the menu (thinking chicken and steak). We plan to have cake and are still working on a bakery. We sent our save the dates a few weeks ago and got them from zazzle.com (highly recommend).” -Victoria
“I haven’t been to Maui before and Riley has been once but it rained the whole time. So it’ll kinda be a new experience for the both of us! And we booked through Costco Travel which I highly recommend!” -Victoria
Cheers to Victoria and Riley!
February 19, 2019 | Alisha Mohammed
Posted February 19th at 6:07pm