Gretchen & Tom’s Bicycle Riding Engagement in Old Town Alexandria, VA

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  • July 23, 2012

I am struggling this morning. While the bachelorette party this weekend was an absolute blast, and a success, my old bones most certainly cannot handle two nights of partying & staying up until 3am and 4am respectively. Not to mention waking up at 5:30 am due to my husband’s alarm waking him up to catch a flight.

HOWEVER. I am done complaining [that is not what this blog is for] and rejuvenating myself instead with a lovely engagement session courtesy of ZADesignz, submitted via Two Bright Lights.

Photographer, Zareth shares:

Gretchen and Tom wanted a bicycle-riding-ice-cream-eating engagement session. We went over to Old Town Alexandria, and walked around the area a bit. They went to Ben & Jerry’s for some ice cream, and then they rode the bikes. The yellow brick wall over at Chadwick’s was the perfect background for some portraits. I love the way these came out.

Gretchen & Tom’s Bicycle Riding, Ice Cream Eating Engagement in Alexandria, VA

A bit about the couple:

Gretchen and Tom first met on the eleventh floor of Bradfield Hall during meteorology orientation in the fall of 2002. They instantly became friends through shared loves of weather, bowling and Cornell Dairy Bar Ice Cream. Over the years, they shared in enduring engineering math and physics courses, long treks up Libe Slope in a foot of snow and (disappointing) upstate New York stormchasing attempts, but it was not until late in their Cornell careers that Tom and Gretchen discovered they belonged with each other.

Click inside for the rest of Gretchen & Tom’s adorable Old Town Alexandria, VA engagement feature ~ including the proposal!

The Proposal:

Our engagement story is also kind of fun.  Tom proposed to me at our 5-year college reunion, where he popped the question on the roof of the meteorology building (where we originally met) in front of our other meteorologist friends.

 

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2 Comments

  • Adorable- love the shots of them sharing ice cream cones, so sweet! What a fun idea for an engagement session!

  • Nikki Lewoc says:

    Gretchen!
    You’re famous! Congrats again on your engagement! So happy for you guys and great to see that you made it onto here! You guys have a great love story! Miss you and hope to catch up with you soon!

    Love and hugs

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