“I honestly believe that if two people are really right for each other, no matter how hard they try to avoid it, they will end up together. We are living proof.”
In case you didn’t see my twitter or Facebook feeds this morning, I am a bit run down after catching a cold late Sunday night on our return trip from Pittsburgh. So I apologize for the delay in this Washington, DC engagement feature!
Elizabeth (Lizzy) and Kenny bring the fun and fashion to their Capitol Hill engagement session, captured by Evelyn Alas Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights].They also share their adorable journey to becoming a couple [I just love Lizzy's quote above] and the proposal!
Lizzy & Kenny’s Washington, DC engagement session on Capitol Hill
How they met:
Kenny and I met my sophomore year of college. A mutual friend of ours invited us both to her birthday party. If you had told me that night I had met my future husband I would have told you that you were crazy. We had exchanged numbers but I don’t think either of us planned on ever calling each other.
A few weeks later I was helping some of my Nepali friends with their homework. They needed a Sociology book. I did not have it but they said they really needed it and pleaded I ask all of my friends. I sent out a mass text asking everyone that went to Liberty University if they owned it. One of those recipients was Kenny. He thought I was just trying to find an excuse to talk to him and out of flattery asked me to hang out sometime.
After a few other back and forth favors [Lizzy needing help with a car in the shop, Kenny needing help after locking his keys in his car] the relationship started to take form:
We never brought up dating but it was clear that was where our relationship was heading. I finally broke the silence and told Kenny I did not want a boyfriend. He was so mad; he did not want to hear it. However, he couldn’t stay away so we just continued to hangout without being in a relationship. Finally after months of that I asked him to be my boyfriend. His answer was, “Yeah! A girl asked me out, I can cross that off my list. But no, I will not be your boyfriend.” Ridiculous.
The next day Kenny picked me up for class and gave me a single rose and asked to me to be his girlfriend. The rest was history.
Click inside to see the rest of Lizzy & Kenny’s Capitol Hill engagement session in Washington, DC!
One of my Christmas presents was tickets to the ballet coming to the Kennedy Center in DC. I was really excited about it. My mom took me dress shopping. [I knew it was a fancy event but she wanted to dress me like I was going to a ball!]
Finally the day came: February 11, 2011. Kenny first took me to Adour, a fabulous French restaurant. The food was amazing. I did think maybe he would propose because he had been suspiciously nice to me all week. But dinner came and went and no proposal.
A little disappointed we went on to the ballet. It was beautiful. We had such a nice night.
When the ballet ended, he asked me to go out on the terrace overlooking the city. I thought he just didn’t want the night to end. I honestly thought nothing of it. We stood up there, just the two of us, and started talking. He asked if I had my camera, I had left it in the car. Then he handed me the ballet programs he was holding in his hand.
I knew something was up.
He asked me to reach in his coat pocket, I did and found a ring box. He got down on one knee and told me how much he loved me. I just smiled. After minutes of him rambling, he asked me to marry him and I said, ‘”Of course!” Kenny says I messed up my line because I’m supposed to say “yes”, not “of course” but I think it was perfect.
Afterwards I called my parents. Kenny had asked for my dad’s blessing weeks before so they knew this was my night. It all made sense why my mom wanted me to be so dressed up. Kenny did such a god job, I still cannot believe I didn’t see it coming!