Alissa and George

How We Met

We met in high school in 2010. We were both seniors and seen each other around the halls. One day he came to the back door of my classroom and was being so goofy and cute! His smile was just as infectious then than it is now. He asked me to hang out with him, and I did! We would hang out, drive around listening to music, go to the movies. Simple high school stuff. We hung out for about a month, then eventually we lost touch. Fast forward to 6 years later, he contacted me & asked me out to dinner. That dinner was one of the best I’ve ever had because it was with him. In that moment I realized that it was him I was missing all those past years. It was like we never drifted apart. The rest is history!

Alissa and George's Engagement in Green Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

how they asked

It was a beautiful night a few days past Fourth of July. He knew I wanted to take a tour of Greenwood cemetery in Brooklyn, so he planned for us to go on a tour of the catacombs. We walked in and I wanted to take a few photos, unbeknownst to me, he asked one stranger out of the 75 that were also on the tour, to record the proposal on his phone. I thought we were snapping a pic, he got down on one knee and presented me with a little coffin ring box and before he could ask “will you marry me?” I shouted YES!!!! Everyone cheered. It was the most magical day of my life. I cannot wait to marry the love of my life!

Special Thanks

Taylor August
 | Photographer