After five years of dating, two years of living together, and a whole lot of pretending he had no clue how to pick out an engagement ring, Colin proposed to Mari in the middle of the DC War Memorial, located on the National Mall. Not only did Colin completely surprise her, he hired a photographer to capture the whole thing on camera…permanently cementing the fact that Mari did, in fact, jump for joy:

Mari Chin jumping for joy

 

[A write up of the proposal itself can be found on our now-wedding photographer’s blog!]