Images: Ken Pak submitted via Two Bright Lights
What a weekend Romancers. Andy, Evie & I were up in NJ all weekend having some SERIOUS Fall fun (pumpkin picking! yes!) and celebrating the love of two dear friends at their gorgeous NJ wedding. I think I’ve FINALLY (almost) kicked this sinus cold too. So I am SO READY to get to enjoy some nice Fall weather runs this week and gear up for my LAST wedding coordination gig of 2015. But really, where has this year gone?! I hope you all had a great weekend, this week on the blog is going to be great. Let’s kick it off with a super rad DC engagement session featuring one SERIOUSLY gorgeous couple. Like really, these two are magazine ready. Happy Monday Romancers.
How they met, as told through the groom to be, with commentary from the bride to be:
Amanda and I first met our senior years at James Madison University. On the first weekend back, I saw her at a friend’s place. Too shy to go up to her, (Or busy playing beer pong ;)) I spent the entire evening and rest of the week trying to figure out who she was, there was something special about her. Later that week a mutual friend of ours told me they were friends and invited me to a party that weekend where Amanda was going to be. At the party, I had a deck of cards in my hand and knew one good card trick. (There’s just something about a magician, right ladies?) The seat next to me on the couch opened up, I made eye contact across the room with Amanda, and asked her if she wanted to see a card trick. Cheesy right? (A bit, but really adorable) Well it worked. We dated through college and eventually moved to Northern Virginia.
After a few years of living at different places with some roommates we decided we should shack up together. (Roomies!) This was the best decision ever as we continued to grow closer and closer to one another, and learned that life living together was fun and easy. (Life truly feels fun and free with him) Amanda always made me feel special, happy, and free. After about 5 years of dating and living together for a year I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my days with her by my side. (Swoon)
Click inside for the proposal story!
I planned the next few months dropping subtle hints and questions about a ring. When I finally got the ring, I just couldn’t hold onto it, and the first right moment I got, I asked her the question. It was a cool January day, the sun was going down and we were out on a walk. At one point Amanda took off and ran to the top of this hill, I thought to myself this is the moment, this is the moment I am going to ask my future wife to marry me. When I got to the top, I got on one knee, popped the question, and she said Yes!
(Bride to be: I said YES! It was a surreal, blessed moment. And truly after six years together, I feel more in love with him than I did on day one. I look forward to our future of hiking mountains, golden retrievers, traveling to Bali and answers to secret card tricks. Ah yes, my very own magician and me.)
We loved your pictures. You are a gorgeous couple. All our love, Mom & Dad
What a beautiful love story for a one of the most beautiful couples I know….I love you both and wish you both days of endless sunsets, morning sunrises, and many moments of passionate kisses….congratulations!!!!