Just before they left for their trip to Chicago, I worked with Alyssa for the first time. She’s an incredible wedding planner in the Lafayette area so I was super excited for the opportunity to collaborate on our styled shoot!
That afternoon, in the hustle and bustle of the day we talked about life…and relationships. Alyssa expressed that she and her boyfriend Jeffrey had been dating for years but she was patiently waiting for their next step (not knowing when that would be.)
Well…her wait was shortlived because it was THAT weekend Jeffrey would propose. While sightseeing in Chicago, Jeffrey persisted on seeing Buckingham Fountain. And when they finally arrived at their destination, Alyssa was making silly comments and just being her fun self until Jeffrey stopped her comments short. He mentioned that he had several ideas of how to surprise her but instead suprised her with “THIS” (meaning the ring he turned toward her as he uttered the words).
She turned around not knowing what to say but when she turned back to face him he was down on his knee asking for her hand. *chills
I’m SO happy for Alyssa. As a friend and fellow wedding vendor, I’m just so thrilled that it’s her turn! She’s such a generous and giving soul and I’m stoked this time will revovle around her.
I had a conversation recently over dinner with Alyssa and everytime I get to know her more…I’m genuinely amazed by the beauty of her soul. She’s TRULY gorgeous inside and out and I’m happy to call her a friend.
Alyssa + Jeffrey chose to photograph their engagements on the grounds of Grand Coteau, the place they’ll promise to spend their lives together. Below is a preview of their session…one I thoroughly enjoyed as well!