Alisha and Donovan


We met back in high school while working together at the ymca summer camp as camp counselors. She would always have her group follow mine around all day, even if the room was too small for all of the kids! (She did it because I knew she liked me) A few years passed of us being friends and she one day reached out and we made a date to watch fireworks. The rest was history.


They had been talking about getting engaged since the first year they started dating back in 2016! One weekend, during their walk through Princeton, they decided to walk in to Hamilton Jewelers-the store you always see but never causally walk into. By chance they struck up a conversation with one of the owners and their attention drifted over to the engagement ring section. Immediately they were impressed by their friendliness and personable nature and knew immediately that they would be the people they would want to work with for the most monumental moment in their lives thus far.Little did she know, on February 8th 2019 in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, in front of mountainous view, next to a beautiful bouquet of flowers, surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and endless love, he would be kneeled down in front of her asking her to be his forever. Unbeknownst to her, he had been in contact with the jeweler for weeks on end, he had asked her father for permission to marry her and he had contacted the hotel to help transform their simple winter vacation into the beginning of the rest of their lives. The hotel was set up prior to their arrival from their seven hour flight and hour drive from the airport. Upon entering the hotel room, she immediately noticed the flowers and thought hmmm…how sweet that they offer complimentary roses, flowers and champagne for the week of Valentine’s Day (as their stay was for February 8-15th). Her now fiancé then asked her to look at a card located by the champagne but she was so mesmerized by the view of the mountains than with what he was saying. Little did she know that when she turned around, he was down on one knee! After they spent the entire week celebrating their engagement with just themselves, they let their closest family and friends (those who knew and didn’t) that they were about to spend the rest of their lives together.

Special Thanks

Jaye Kogut Photography
 | Photography
Magnolia West Events
 | Design and Decor
Hamilton Jewelers
 | Jewelry
Castle Couture
 | Dress Store
Salon Pure
 | Hair Stylist