Anna and Alex met at a white elephant exchange. Anna thought Alex was silly for bringing a gift that was obviously alcohol to an exchange that was more conservative. His gift was the only one not chosen. Despite the seemingly embarassing situation, this event led to Anna and Alex becoming friends.
The couple became even closer when attending a wedding of a mutual friend at Mon Cheri. They chatted the night away, and their relationship grew. After years of dating, the two discussed marriage. Alex began to thoroughly research various types of rings to find the perfect one for Anna. The ring he ended up buying was not the one he thought Anna had wanted. Despite having to exchange the ring for the right one, she still said yes.
On July 17, they will be tying the knot at the very place they grew closer at: Mon Cheri.
I am the lucky photographer who got to shoot their engagement last week, and will be shooting for them at their wedding. Here is Anna and Alex... and their dog that stole the show at their engagement session: Gracie!
To view more photos from their engagement session, view their slideshow here: