Alyssa and Kevin

how we met

We met on a blind double date through my best friend, Brittany. Kevin and Brittany are second cousins (actually, I think they are second cousins once removed). Britt’s Mom was at a large family party, a 50th wedding anniversary, and Kevin’s Mom, knowing that Britt and Kevin were the same age, mentioned that Kevin needed to meet a nice girl and asked if Britt had any single friends. Obviously, she said she did – me! Britt’s Mom then forced Britt to send an awkward Facebook message to her distant cousin, Kevin – like hey, I don’t know you that well, but we live in the same city. Would you like to meet me, my fiancé and my best friend for a drink? He said yes.

how they asked

So Kevin told me we were going to walk across the South Street Bridge to meet Britt and her husband, Tyler, for happy hour, but it was a ruse. He just had to get me to that beautiful spot. I was so moved by all the planning he did to create that perfect moment for me. I like to snoop so I did know he had a ring, but I didn’t know when it was going to happen. I thought it might happen on our 4 year anniversary a week earlier, but I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and felt like with the stress and anxiety of what we were experiencing, he might want to wait. Before the engagement, I knew that no matter what, we would get through it together, but it meant the world to me that he would make it official in such a big way. Kevin, along with my friends and family have rallied around me in a way I didn’t know was possible. So this proposal was epic in more than one way. Oh, and Britt and Tyler were not waiting across the bridge, but they were at the surprise party afterward where we were greeted by all of our closest friends and family showering us with so much love and support.

Special Thanks

J&J Studios, LLC
Photography
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Location