It’s hard to believe that Heath and Alexa really only had a 3.5 month engagement. I say it’s hard to believe because Alexa emailed me last summer inquiring about my photography services! She knew long before the actual proposal that Heath was the man for her. I remember patiently waiting for her exciting email announcing the “official” engagement, and this spring, it finally came! And boy, oh boy, was it worth the wait. Since Alexa can tell the story wayyy better than I can, here is Alexa’s version of Heath’s proposal:
“Heath proposed last night! Well, it started in the morning with his usual visit before work with an iced coffee. He handed me a note explaining that I would be getting our top 5 memories throughout the day! He left and I finished getting ready and made my way to work where a huge bouquet of spring flowers was waiting along with a little love note. My curiosity jumped, but I tried to remain calm. Then I opened my email and Memory #1 was waiting.
He then met me for lunch at the location where I first told him that I loved him and there he had another memory and a single red rose. From there we drove to the location where I told him that I was ready to start officially dating and he pulled out a second single red rose and a note detailing his favorite memory of that day. As we walked he held my hand and kept touching my ring finger and smiling at me like he was deep in thought. It was almost awkward because I felt like it was going to happen and he knew it was going to happen, and we didn’t really know what to talk about because we were both consumed with the idea of, TODAY IS/MIGHT BE THE DAY!!! Then, he told me to be ready by 6:00 p.m. for the next step, so I had to wait all afternoon just wondering and wondering.
I hurried home after work and got ready, and he rang the door bell with another small bouquet of flowers and the fourth memory. By the way he wore one of my favorite outfits and cologne (which makes me a little crazy, who doesn’t like a man who smells good?). So we got in the car and made our way down the road, we talked about our days at work and I was fairly calm, just curious as to where we were going. I thought maybe the restaurant where we had our first date, but then we pulled off to a small town where we had once spent a fall day at the Peaks of Otter. It’s very pretty and is the highest point in VA. We drove around the curvy roads and up the mountain, and we were the only people on the road as it was just sunset at this point.
We pulled into an overlook and the sun was beaming as it set over the mountains and through the valley. He started to cry as he pulled out the last single rose and got down on one knee and opened the pretty little box! I wasn’t sure what to look at first, so since I was SO excited to see the ring, I looked at it said YES! And there it is! We are engaged – finally!”
The couple was wed at Hume New England – an absolutely gorgeous location in Monterey, MA!
I love Alexa’s beautiful accessories and invite!
The “First Look” between father and daughter is quickly becoming one of my favorite things on earth!
How stinkin’ cute is Heath’s tie pin?!
I am OBSESSED with their amazing DIY ceremony set up! Alexa’s dad, Andy, actually used to be my boss – and also one of the craftiest men I know! He built this whole scene!
Those 4 doors on the right served as the backdrop for their own DIY photobooth!
Alexa’s mom admiring the moment between father and daughter…
HOOORAY MR. & MRS.!!
Yea, we kind of have a lot of fun together! :)
Oh so dreamy! One of my favorite photos! :)
Alexa, I adore your giggle! Heath, you make her SO happy!
I’d like to let you in on a little secret…Alexa and her mom made this awesome bouquet!! They actually made ALL of the bouquets. They really do deserve the craftiest-family-ever award!
I love sunset, I love sunset, I love sunset…hey, hey, hey, hey!
Thanks for holding up the “escort card” for me darling! Ain’t my hubs cute?
Loooove their gorgeous cake topper!
Credits // Venue: Hume New England // The dress & veil: MiLa House of Design // Salon: Ingegni Salon // Shoes: Francesca’s Botique // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Bridesmaids’ dresses: TJ Maxx // Mens’ Attire: Mens Wearhouse & The Tie Bar // Flowers supplied by: Wildflowers Florist // Ceremony Musicians: Jon Werking and Noah Clark // Programs & Thank you cards: Designed by Stephen Siefert // All ceremony decor: DIY (mostly Andy Mather – father of the bride) // Centerpieces: DIY // Cake: Ivy Rothfus (friend of bride) // The End!