Tori & Mike

The combination of a rustic romance and the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe are one of our favorite ways to see a couple say I DO! On July 9,2016 Tori & Mike will become MR & MRS!!! We are truly honored to be a part of creating the beginning to another chapter of their love story. These are a few of the fun things we have found out about Tori & Mike, their relationship, the ways they absolutely love each other and how Mike proposed!

 

How Mike proposed….

Mike had planned a camping trip this summer to Emerald Bay in Tahoe. After an amazing day of kayaking and laying out on the beach, we started a fire pit and had dinner. After dinner we started making s'mores. Then Mike started saying how pretty the stars were, but I couldn't see because there was a tree above me. So, Mike told me to come sit on his lap to see them. He then started telling me about the different stars and in the middle of him telling me all about the stars he asked me to go get something out of the car. So I held out my hand, expecting the keys, but instead he put this weird box in my hand. Mike then started saying, "Victoria Mischel, will you make me that happiest man in the world by marrying me?". Being taken back and surprised, I said the first thing that came to mind was, "Hell yes"!

 

All about Tori & Mike….

  • When and where did you first meet?

Mike and I first met when we were 9 years old at First Communion Classes at church. Mike made a lasting impression on me when my Dad, who was our teacher, sent Mike to the Principal's Office. He was the only boy in the history of the church classes to be sent to the Principal's Office. We didn't meet again until high school. During our junior year, Mike would help me with my math homework in trade for a ride home. We instantly became best friends. 

  • When and where was your first date?

Mike took me to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 and he loved every minute of it.

  •  What city and state are you originally from?

 We are from Palmdale, California. 

  • What was your first impression of each other?

Tori: My first opinion of Mike was that he was a really nice guy and he had an amazing personality. Also, I thought that Mike was a giant goof ball and he could light up a room without even trying. 

Mike: This girl is crazy, and I love it!!

  •  What do you love most about each other?

Tori: I love Mike because he is my best friend. He shares the same love for Wiener Dogs as I do. He is my rock and the person I always turn to. He knows all of my deepest and darkest secrets. He always makes me smile, laugh, and makes everyday worth waking up for. 

Mike: I love that she is not afraid to show herself to me. I have seen every side of her and her emotions and I cannot get enough of it!

 

  • What is one of your favorite activities to do together?

We like to do everything together. We really enjoy going to the dog park, shooting, hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, Netflixing, and cooking. Mike really loves running errands, especially when I tell him we were going to do a "quick" Target trip.

  • What’s one of your most embarrassing couple moments? 

Mike and I went karaoke with our friends after their wedding. We chose a Brad Paisley duet and started singing. We tried really hard, but it still caused a majority of the bar to get up and leave. Our friends taped the entire thing for black mail for many years to come. 

  • Who takes longer to get ready?

Definitely me. Mike says, "Duh Tori".

  •  Favorite colors?

Blue is Mike and Green is mine. 

  • One of the most important things you want for your big day?

That Mike and I will be able to enjoy each other at our wedding. We really want to have fun with each other and to be ourselves.

  • Who will cry first on your big day?

Hands down our mothers. We have a bet as to which mother will crack first. 

  • Who cheats at board games?

Mike is really obvious when he cheats, but I have yet to be caught. SHHH! 

  • Who is better at keeping surprises?

Mike, hands down. I get too excited and end up leaving hints that are very obvious. Mike on the other hand was able to keep a secret that he had an engagement ring for 4 months. 

  • Who belts out to the tunes on a road trip?

Mike, he has a voice of an angel. Mike says, " I love to serenade Tori with my beautiful voice!"

  • Are you both morning people? Night owls? Or one of each?

Tori is a morning person, but she has to work nights so she has become a night owl. I fight the mornings and the morning wins a majority of the time.

  • Who is a better dancer?

We equally are pathetic at dancing, however, Mike will tell you that he is the better dancer. 

  • Who spends more money?

As Mike is currently laughing at this question, I am going to have to say Iam. 

  • What do you respect most about each other?

 Tori: That no matter how crazy or mean life gets, Mike always have the sweetest and biggest heart. He always goes out of his way to help others. 

Mike:  She is my other half, I respect that I can talk to her about anything and get honest feedback.

  • Where did you first say, "I love you"

Tori: I first said "I love you" to Mike when we were at the dog park with     Sandy (our wiener dog). It was also on the day that we made our dating official.     

Mike: It is hard to say when the first time I said, "I love you" to Tori was. It seems like   just last week we were in high school and now we are about to get married. If I were to put a date on it, it would be at the dog park when we made it official.         

  •   What was the first thing that attracted you to each other?

 Tori: Mike's "giggly eyes", smile, and ridiculous laugh!

Mike: I would have to say her cute smile; I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world.     

  •  Who is better in the kitchen?

 Mike says I am better in the kitchen, but he is getting better. 

  • What is something you each do for each other that makes you feel the most loved?

Mike always knows when I have an awful day and he gives me these giant bear hugs and holds me and everything bad in the world goes away. 

Tori is always in my corner, there to support me! No matter what happens she is there for me and I love that!

  • Tell us about an odd quirk each other has...

Mike: When Tori laughs really hard, her nostrils flair.

Tori: No matter how funny his joke is, he is always the one laughing thehardest!

  • When did you know you were in love?

Tori: When he was even more excited than I was when I first brought Sandy home. 

Mike: Before I started dating her, I knew this is the woman I was going to marry

  •  What are you most looking forward to as a married couple? 

Waking up next to each other everyday!