After a few months of correspondence, Cindy and Chuck went on a first date. One year later, as a couple, they wanted to elope. However, Cindy couldn't bear to keep the secret to herself, so she spilled the details to a handful of her BFFs. The next thing she knew, Cindy had matching outfits with Chuck, flowers, and a wedding party. Although it wasn't a "real elopment," Cindy acknowledged that it had the same shock effect as one. Cindy and Chuck decided to re-live their first meeting and get married on the same day as the wine festival, July 21st. The wedding was a very California-ish affair, involving the donning of t-shirts, shorts, and flipflops. The ceremony overlooked the harbor. Afterwards, they recreated the moment by drinking wine at the same festival in Santa Barbara with their closest friends.
To keep with tradition, Cindy and Chuck go to Santa Barbara every year to drink wine and celebrate their anniversary.