Engagement Shoots

Romantic Garden Engagement – Raleigh, North Carolina – Alicia & Monique

Alicia and Monique met on OK Cupid, and have been dating for three years. They actually went to Target for their first date, Alicia helped Monique pick out curtains for her place. “It was a good icebreaker for the both of us (we are very shy individuals). We sipped on Starbucks as we walked around the store. After our trip to Target, we went to Dinner at PF Changs.” As a couple, they enjoy seeing new and exciting places. They often go to the movies and love a good sushi restaurant. They also absolutely love finding different wine festivals throughout North Carolina and Virginia and tasting different types of wines.

Monique says that when it came to the proposal, they had planned to go away to New York City for an anniversary trip and she knew that was where she wanted to propose. “Because Alicia was from Brooklyn, so I wanted to tie the location into the proposal spot. I choose Brooklyn Bridge Park-the spot where you are able to see the NYC skyline and add a lock of love to the gate of the park. I got a lock specially made that was engraved with our names and the date I was planning to propose. I also, hired a photographer to capture the moment. Once we made it to the park, I showed her the other locks that other couples had left and ask her if it would be cool if we had one. She said yes, and I pulled the engraved one out of my bag. She was surprised and instantly starting taking pictures and I told her to find a spot for us to lock it. While she was doing and had turned around, I was down on my knee with the ring waiting for her to turn back around and see me. It was a very special moment and everything went exactly as planned – minus the crazy expensive taxi ride to the correct ferry on time because I originally had us on the wrong ferry to get there.”

Thank you to Images by Amber Robinson for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

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