David and Vanessa went to high school across the street from each other but didn't meet until they both started working at the Santa Fe Springs Library where they both worked during college. They dated for about a year and a half but their lives took separate paths. They always knew their paths would cross again.
Well their paths did cross about 10 years later and the sparks flew right away. They moved slowly at first, but quickly found strides where they left off. David had just started traveling, and Vanessa, a seasoned travel pro, took on the task of showing David the ropes. Their love grew as they explored wonderous new and exciting places together. Vanessa fell in love with David's improvised rhyming songs and David fell in love with Vanessa's charm and fearlessness. In November 2019, David decided he better put a ring on it and proposed on their European trip in front of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Check out the timeline below for a recap of their journey.
First SightJune 2007
It all started at the Santa Fe Springs City Library where David and Vanessa met back in 2007. They dated for about a year and a half but their lives took separate paths. They always knew their paths would cross again.
Now Just RightMarch 2017
After a few years David and Vanessa reconnected at their favorite coffee shop, Tierra Mia where they ordered a Mocha Mexicano (his) and a Cafecito Cubano (hers). After that, the sparks flew all over again.
David invited Vanessa to join him on his work trip and she "reluctantly" accepted his offer to come visit him in Washington D.C. After David's conference, they went sightseeing throughout the capital, visiting Lincoln's Memorial, the Washington State Monument, and the White House to name a few places.
Vanessa crashed David and Miguel's Thailand trip (let's be honest, she was welcome). They saw quite a few temples, bartered in the jade markets, partied in Bangkok, and relaxed on a quite island.
San FranciscoMay 2018
Vanessa surprised David for his birthday and they took a quick flight for the weekend to San Francisco where they wined and dined and visited Alcatraz.
David showed Vanessa the Kauai ropes since it's the Zearbaugh's favorite vacation destination. They went on long hikes, sunbathed at the amazing beaches, and swam with the turles. Java Kai coffee was a morning staple for sure.
Hong KongNovember 2018
A couples trip took them to Hong Kong where they visited a buddhist monestary, got chased by monkeys, bartered for fake and real antiques, and got massages that were a little too friendly!
ZermattDecember 12, 2019
Well, it was more of a European tour, but this is where they got engaged! This trip took them through Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. They visited Rome, Milan, Zermatt, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna and Budhapest. There was lots of sightseeing, celebrating, and dining.
Rancho Palos VerdesNovember 14, 2020
The big day! It was a perfect day and while we couldn't invite all of our loved ones, it was just right. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a party at the level that only David & Vanessa could pull off. The look and feel was everything they wanted; and there was even lightsaber battles.