Alexis and Jeff | Marriott Marquis Hotel | Atlanta Wedding
Greetings fans! Today’s blog post is about a lovely couple—Alexis and Jeff! We asked these two about their story and how they were engaged. Here’s the cute tale straight from the bride!
How did you and your love meet, and what’s your story?
”Jeff and I met through mutual friends during the summer between his freshman/sophomore year and my sophomore/junior year. Jeff was pretty quiet the first few times we all hung out together, so I was pretty sure he was overwhelmed by me. One night, out on the town, we started talking and I was pretty surprised to find that he knew my name. He held my hand that night as we walked down the streets of Athens and the rest is history. . .
Jeff is a financial planner, and works at a fee-only firm in Buckhead. I am just starting out in the work force as a Dietitian at Piedmont Hospital. We just bought a house in Sandy Springs and are in the process of furnishing/decorating our home. It’s pretty awesome! We are both dying to get a dog. Not really sure how this ties in, but it seems important.”
How were you engaged?
”Jeff is the sneakiest—not usually—but in the case of the engagement he was.
I did not suspect a proposal at all! We had planned to go to Blue Ridge, GA (where my parents live) the weekend of April 19th. My grandparents were also supposed to come up Saturday to spend the day with us. The Mountains and family is something that’s really important to me. Jeff and I had spent a lot of weekends there. We have a pond on the property that we love to sit by.
I picked Jeff up from work that Friday so that we could leave as early as possible (versus driving home separately and then leaving). We had to stop at Costco to pick up crackers and strawberries for my mom on the way up. Once we left Costco, Jeff was adamant about driving the rest of the way. I thought he was being sweet and trying to save me from sitting in crazy traffic—so I told him that I didn’t mind and I would drive. He ended up jumping into the front seat ahead of me, which I thought nothing of.
On the drive Jeff asked me to DJ—I, of course, played all our favorite songs. It had been a rainy day and as we got closer to Blue Ridge, the clouds began to clear and there was a beautiful sunset. As we pulled down the driveway, there was a beautiful mist coming off the pasture and the pond. There was also a nip in the air. Jeff pulled the car over by the pond and stopped. I let him know that I had to pee really bad, and that we needed to keep heading towards the house so I could relieve myself. Jeff insisted that it was gorgeous outside and that we needed to go look at the pond. He turned the car off, and jumped out of the car. When I opened the door to follow him, the cool air hit me. . . and reminded me even more of how badly I had to pee.
I said to Jeff, ‘I have to pee, it’s freezing, and I’m ready to see the dog. . . Can we go up now?’
He said, ‘It’s so beautiful, come here,’ and opened his arms for a hug. As I hugged him, I could feel his heart racing.
’Your heart’s beating really fast!’
He pulled back and looked at me, and said goofily, ‘. . . Your heart’s beating really fast.’ I was a little confused but kept hugging him.
He then said, ‘You’re the most important person in my life.’
To which I responded, ‘Aw, you’re the most important person in my life.’
Jeff: ‘I love you more than anything in the world!’
Me (clueless): ‘Aw, Jeff, I love you more than anything in the world!’
Then he got this weird look in his eye and took a really deep breath and said, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.
(Aaaaand I was still clueless….)
’I'm ready to spend the rest of my life with you.’
Then he got down on one knee and pulled out the ring. I burst into tears. I could not believe it. . . We hugged and laughed and cried and I screamed, “No way! No Way! Are you Serious?!” Then he put the ring on, and it was/is gorgeous!
We called Jeff’s parents, our grandparents, our siblings, our friends, and our parents friends, and repeatedly said, ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’ It was an awesome night. . . Oh yeah, and I totally forgot how bad I had to pee for another 2 hours! The next day, we got to spend time with the family and friends. It was an amazing and surreal weekend.”
Aww! What a beautiful story! Alexis later mentioned that the moment on her special day in which she was most excited for would be to walk down the aisle towards her man! Judging from her brilliant smile in the shots below, I’d say that was definitely true! We wish this couple the best of luck in their lives together! Big thanks to Stella-Harper Events , The Marriott and Bloomin Bouquets for another amazing wedding! Enjoy!