Images: Aimee Custis Photography
Happy Monday Romancers! Today’s post is coming from the great white north …. otherwise known as New Jersey. I am currently up in the great garden state for the next 2 weeks to spend some quality time with friends & family and hopefully get some rest and relaxation in before the start of 2015. Because BOY OH BOY guys, 2015 is going to be NUTS.
But I will be blogging here and there over the next few weeks and for today as have an awesome Washington DC engagement session from Aimee Custis Photography. Allie & Elliot crashed the Ulah Bistro in Shaw/UStreet and just have the most adorable “how we met” story. Let’s go!
HOW WE MET
We were introduced by our mutual friend, the Internet. Appealing to my professed love of “good jokes and bad jokes,” Elliot sent me an OkCupid message that made me laugh, and, within a few days, we were pitching fake sitcoms to each other via email. We met for drinks at Ulah Bistro and wound up talking for hours without ever getting into the obligatory listing of siblings or “What is it that you do, exactly?” So basically, well done, Internet!
Click inside for the darling proposal story!
On the two-year anniversary of our first date, we decided to take it full circle and head back to Ulah Bistro. After dinner, Elliot suggested that we walk to Meridian Hill Park, and as we sat down by the fountains, he pulled out the ring! (Elliot reports that my initial response was, “Are you even serious?!” but I must have eventually said yes. I was a little too excited to remember.) In fact, I wanted to go take shots of whiskey to celebrate, but Elliot insisted on heading back to our apartment on H Street. I soon found out why — he had invited about 30 friends and family for a surprise engagement party.