After meeting Julie Frankel at the University of Colorado their junior year, David Jacobson spent two years trying to go on a date with her. Unfortunately, Dave needed to cancel the date Julie had finally agreed upon and they didn’t meet again. Until, luckily, a few years later having both gotten jobs in San Francisco, David saw Julie again. An instant connection was made and the couple finally went on their first official date.
Dave knew Julie was the one and wanted to create the perfect proposal to seal the deal. Setting up an elaborate scheme, Dave sent Julie numbered cards throughout the day with specific instructions: follow the directions on the cards precisely, and don’t contact me directly. The first card arrived at 11:11am and more followed with explicit instructions to pack her suitcase and wait outside. Shortly after, a car arrived asking is Julie was looking for a ride; unsure if she was or not, Julie got into the car anyways (a fact Dave still teases her about!) and was taken to the airport. Despite a flight delay, Julie arrived in time for the rest of her surprises: David awaited with roses, chocolate, and champagne. At precisely 11:11pm, the final card arrived and Dave dropped on one knee.
Julie and David Jacobson were married on February 16, 2013 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. When choosing the location, the couple knew that they wanted to get married in northern California where they fell in love; the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn was everything they didn’t know they were looking for. The muted palette, grey bridesmaid dresses, and bright splashes of fuchsia brought out the natural greenery of the courtyard and golf course backdrop. In lieu of wedding favors, a donation was made to a favorite charity, Heifer International, one of the many tributes to the couple’s grandparents throughout the day. And as night fell, the Jacobsons danced together as husband and wife in front of loving family and friends.