They were set up by mutual friends at a wedding, at least nudged together at their prompting. She was roommates with the bride and he was a college friend of the groom. He of course didn’t want to miss his moment so he got the guts to go up and ask her for a dance. From there, things just fell into place. They both knew quickly that they wanted to marry one another and commit to the rest of their lives. As she said, ‘we were both in a great spot and had no reasons not to move forward.’ Knowing that he wanted to live life with her by his side, he asked her parents for their blessing and planned the proposal. On a winter Friday night, he convinced her to go to dinner at parents but stopped at this beautiful mill by her house. Having no idea what he was about to do, he surprised her with 5 cards representing each month they had been together. The last card was labeled, ‘Next Step’, and he knelt to one knee to ask her to be his bride. She happily agreed and they celebrated with a surprise engagement party with family and friends.
These two make the most beautiful couple but what I love most about them is that their beauty radiates from the inside. They love each other well, they love their friends and family well and it is clear that they love God well. Their wedding day was marked with great joy as they couldn’t wait to start a lifelong journey together and I was privileged to be there with them. The sun shone down on a beautiful July day and joyousness radiated all around.
Alie and Robert, thank you for letting me capture such a special day in your lives and to be present as you stood before family, friends and God to unite forever. I simply cannot wait to see where life takes you and how your marriage will impact the world around you.
Enjoy some of my favs from their wedding day!
To see more of this beautiful wedding, view the gallery below!