Capitol Romance: Cyndi & Alan’s Washington Monument Engagement

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  • April 10, 2013

Spring and sunshine and monuments and LOVE. Nothing really says Washington, DC more than this shoot from Will King Photography ! Submitted by the bride to be (yay! I love when couples want to be on Capitol Romance!!) and full of a beautiful love story and proposal.

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Cyndi & Alan’s Washington DC Engagement by the Monuments


About the couple & how they met:

Cyndi grew up in New Jersey, attended college at Virginia Tech and had been living in Arlington Virginia for 3 years when she met Alan. She and a friend had been invited to a group house in OBX for Memorial day weekend. They had been going back and forth as to whether they should go since they wouldn’t’ know many other people.

Alan had grown up in Maryland, attending University of Maryland and was living with roommates in Chevy Chase.  He had made plans to go to Dewey Beach for Memorial Day weekend, but when plans fell through he asked a friend if he could join in on the OBX trip he had gone on the year before.


Alan arrived at the house a day later than everyone else, but quickly had Cyndi laughing about a new Cereal Restaurant that opened by where he lived. She appreciated his patience when teaching her horseshoes and had hoped he would ask her out by the end of the weekend. When that didn’t’ happen, she gave him her number, and worried the entire drive home that that had been too forward of her. Alan called the next night to ask her to the Cereal Bar Restaurant.


They spent the summer dating across state lines, and that September Alan moved to Arlington also within walking distance of Cyndi. They spent the next two years getting to know each other.washington dc engagement pictures blog

Click inside for the rest of this Washington, DC engagement session ~ including the proposal story!

Alan asked Cyndi’s father for permission to marry her in October. In December,  Alan was suggesting romantic dates for nearly two weeks; Zoo Lights, a nighttime walk by the monuments; but Cyndi kept claiming it was “too cold” to go on any of them. He wanted to propose before they went to New Jersey to start the Christmas holiday so they could celebrate with family.

As they were loading the car to leave he informed her they were going to stop at National Harbor to pick something up for her parents. Cyndi loves National Harbor and thought this was a great chance to see the National Christmas tree again.

She walked straight to it when they parked and when she turned to see where to go next to pick up her parents present she saw Alan down on his knee. Speechless, she kept her hands in her pockets and was silent until Alan reminder her she had to say something! They had a wonderful holiday celebrating with both families.




Congratulations Cyndi & Alan! Thank you for sharing your DC engagement & love story with us! A special thanks again to Will King Photography for the images!


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