A mutual friend introduced Autumn Reeser to writer and director Jesse Warren at a movie screening in 2000 while both were studying at UCLA. But it took two years for Warren to request Reeser's number from their pal. As if their mutual friend could predict the future, he presented the digits to Warren in an engagement-ring box.
Warren sent Reeser on a daylong scavenger hunt around L.A. in 2007, revisiting all their relationship landmarks. "If the day wasn't going where I hoped-an engagement-I didn't know how he could ever top it," says Reeser. The final stop? A private dinner at the Inn of the Seventh Ray near Mailbu, Calif. where Warren proposed with a vintage 1910 ring from Neil Lane's Archival Collection, featuring a European-cut center stone and surrounding diamonds set in platinum.
Reeser and Warren recited self-penned vows under a 200-year-old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California. Planner Heidi Mayne of Red25 Events orchestrated the 200-person bird-and-tree-themed affair.