A little laid back romance to get your week started. We have Alison & Dave’s adorable, casual Washington DC engagement pictures and love story thanks to Sarah Gormley Photography. We’ll be blogging all week and heading to Boston for the labor day weekend to watch a friend say I DO (woo hoo! I get to be a wedding guest!). Happy Monday Romancers.
Alison & Dave’s Laid Back, Gorgeous Washington DC Engagement Pictures
Photography: Sarah Gormley Photography
How they met:
Alison and I met while we were both living in Brooklyn. Our first date was at a bluegrass show in Red Hook. I made a stellar first impression by (1) showing up drenched after forgetting my umbrella and (2) accidentally going to the wrong venue. Through the magic of text messaging, we eventually located each other. And, luckily, Alison found the whole absent-minded professor routine endearing. We spent the evening enjoying the music, giggling, and sipping good whiskey. The whole thing, even the errors, just seemed to fit.
Click inside for the proposal story and rest of these kids’ adorable DC engagement pictures!
The proposal story:
We took a trip to London and Dublin last summer. Alison used to live in Dublin, and she absolutely loves the city, so I packed the ring in my suitcase and intended to propose there. But two days into the trip, I decided that I just didn’t want to wait anymore. We ended up at a rooftop bar in East London and it felt like the perfect opportunity. There’s a sequence to these things, though, one that no one had told me about: First, you get down on one knee. Then, you extend the ring box. And then, you open it and ask the question. I mushed those three steps together, and the ring came sailing out, arcing toward some treacherous-looking slats of the roof deck. I believe my exact question was “will you marr…OHSHIIIII.” The ring landed next to Alison’s foot; she deftly picked it up, handed it back, and said: “Continue.” From there, we both mostly remember the champagne.