Alex + Julie | Santa Monica, California

Alex is a true romantic at heart. These two had a plan to become engaged on an upcoming trip, but Alex wanted the engagement to be a surprise. They always take a walk down the Santa Monica Pier after their Thursday night dance class so Alex thought it would be the perfect setting where she would be completely unsuspecting. We talked briefly on the phone about where he would stop her and exchanged photos since we had never met!

When we arrived the night of the proposal we were amazed to see that the Ferris Wheel was lit up with a heart. We couldn't have asked for a better backdrop! We carefully looked at every couple who walked by, yet tried to remain incognito - we didn't want to miss them! Fortunately, we recognized them instantly. They were both beaming and walking with a certain lightness to their step. As they made a second pass he stopped her - almost perfectly under a lamp post. They chatted, she threw her head back and laughed... then he paused, lowered down to his knee and held out his hand.

She immediately covered her face as the reality of what was happening took hold. She then squealed with joy and threw her arms around his neck. She laughed and cried with pure happiness... and said YES. Other people passing by on the pier clapped and shouted their congratulations and we too were swept up in their joy as Alex pointed us out in the crowd. She was thrilled and gave us huge hugs (which we love because if you've met us you know we are huggers!). 

These two are an incredibly sweet couple and we were so honored to be a part of their life's journey together. Alex and Julie, we wish you the best of what life has to offer and many wonderful years together filled with laugher and happiness!