[Images: Love by Serena]
This weather SUCKS. I tried really hard not to get my hopes up for a snow day (but I did anyway) and now I am obviously disappointed to not be on my couch in PJs. So all you peeps in NJ/NYC/Boston – enjoy your snow, we’ll be sitting here in DC enjoying COLD. RAIN. For today’s post we do have a beautiful engagement session from Love by Serena. So at least there’s that ;) Amanda & Neal had one part of their engagement pictures at The Winery at Bull Run and then the second part at H Mart (an Asian grocery store!). The bride to be is part Asian and they shop at H Mart, so they found it to be a perfectly fun & appropriate place to have their engagement pictures (love this!).
How they met:
Comet Ping Pong hosted a records swap & music event, which Amanda and Neal both attended. In the sea of people, Neal stood out to Amanda because of his height and the bright, yellow Miles Davis t-shirt he was wearing at the time. They both found each other in the crowd and began talking. After speaking at length about music and records, they exchanged contact information. Not long after, he asked her on a date to his favorite pho restaurant at Eden Center in Falls Church, VA.
Click inside for the adorable proposal story and awesome pictures from H Mart!
The proposal story:
I surprised Amanda with a weekend get away to downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was a cold sunny day in January, but I wanted to propose by City Docks Park in downtown Fredericksburg—the place of one of our first dates. We walked down to the docks, but much to my dismay, a man was throwing bread—entire loaves to be exact—from inside his car to flocks of seagulls gathering nearby. SeaGulls were everywhere! We had to split and come back another time. I brought Amanda back later that afternoon and, thankfully, there was not a seagull in sight. We walked down the riverbank and talked about our first dates. When we reached a clearing near the dock, I got down on one knee and proposed with a vintage ring I knew Amanda would love. Amanda said it was the perfect. After a chilly walk back into town, we grabbed cups of coffee at our favorite coffee shop and visited our favorite spots in town. Later that night celebrated over dinner at a local restaurant.
Music is something that is really important to them. They’ve attended events at The Barns at Wolf Trap, so they found it perfect to be the place they’ll be saying their vows. :)
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