One year ago today, on November 1st 2016, my now husband Ryan Heimbach proposed to me on the beach in Laguna. It was one of the best days of my life so far, other than the day we got married in March 2017. Below what follows is the short and sweet story of how we met and fell in love. I hope you enjoy!
It began as a chance encounter at a gallery during artwalk in Laguna Beach. An artist (Ryan) was drawing a large scale charcoal portrait in the gallery. Kimberly came into the gallery for a visit and would end up chatting to the artist briefly. That was in March of 2014, fast forward to October 2014. At a party her collective studio in Laguna was hosting she would be introduced by several mutual friends to Ryan, " Hey you guys are both artists," was the common reference as they met. You could say it was love at second sight. They were inseparable from that night on. Staying up all night talking and having their first kiss on Main beach in Laguna (where Kim was later surprised with a proposal from Ryan!).
The next day Kimberly was invited to Ryan's place to walk to the Laguna Canyon dog park with their dogs, Mr.Bailey and Sammy. Upon arrival at Ryan's, Kim noticed the large scale charcoal drawings on his walls. "I met you before!" she remembered back to March, as did he. They knew it was meant to be.