Olde Towne Portsmouth Engagement by Audrey Rose Photography

May 21, 2014

It was like something out of a well-loved chick flick. Young girl meets young boy. Young girl doesn't like young boy. Young girl becomes a young lady and becomes friends with young man... and you get the idea. Basically, we love it. :)

Lindsay and Alex actually met middle school through a mutual friend, and like most pre-teen girls, Lindsay was vocal about not being Alex's biggest fan (a fact he still brings up today). And as all the best love stories are wont to do, a friendship blossomed between the two while Lindsay was at ODU. Over the months, they however lost touch until one fateful day at at Busch Gardens. I'll let the lovely bride take it from here...

I was with a few friends, and he happened to be with my cousin April. I, of course, ran up to him and gave him a huge hug. We ended up all hanging out together for the rest of the evening. After that, we started texting each other quite frequently and hanging out on the weekends. Alex was on 2nd shift at the time, so our friendship went as far as seeing each other just on the weekends.

I started inviting him over on the weekends to watch football games, and of course, my mom was wondering if there was more to it than just friends because she knew that he didn't care much for football.

After two months and heavily denying everything to my mother and friends, Alex and I officially starting dating on November 4, 2012. As our relationship progressed, we both knew that we wanted to be together forever. Alex proposed on January 25, 2014 at the Cellars in Virginia Beach. It was a very classic engagement, and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

I had just gotten back from a girls weekend in Vegas, and for about a month, Alex had been saying that he wanted to have a nice date night since we hadn't been on one since November. So he said a guy at work had mentioned this nice restaurant in the basement of a B&B, and he wanted to take me there. I had worn my favorite orange dress (the one in our engagement pictures) and Alex work a buttoned down shirt (which is very rare for him) but I just thought it was a nice restaurant.

After Alex and I finished our appetizers, I noticed that he was under the table, "searching for a dropped napkin." The next thing I knew he was on one knee in front of me.

Photography: Audrey Rose Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights