Alexa and Mike
how we met
Michael and I met in the fall of 2008 through mutual friends. I was just starting college and he was a sophomore both attending William Paterson University. We saw each other a few times in passing but at a party he approached me, and we talked the entire night. As his friend just recently told me, the first night he saw me Mike looked over to him and said that’s the girl I am going to marry. Michael is the most genuine man I have ever met. He has the biggest heart and knows exactly what to do and say to put a smile on my face. He is an amazing man and I just can’t wait until the day I can call him my husband. Michael is truly the love of my life and best friend.
how they asked
Mike came up with the idea to go to a Sunflower maze because he knows they are one of my favorite flowers. On August 28, 2016 we drove a little over an hour to get there. I would have never even guessed he was going to propose; he was so calm that day. We started walking in 90-degree weather and looking at all the beautiful sunflowers.
He took me down a dead end in the maze, dropped down on one knee, asked if I would be his forever, and if I would marry him. I was in such shock and so excited and happy that I could not get the words out of my mouth.
I grabbed him and gave him the biggest kiss ever, and said yes. After that, he told me to turn around and there was a hidden photographer capturing the moment! I was shaking for the rest of the day. Our story began almost 8 years ago on a college campus. Our life together will begin on August 18th, 2018, and last forever.