Danielle and Alec

How We Met

Alec and I met at Ohio State University in 2013. I am from Ohio but Alec came from South Florida where he was recruited by OSU to come, play soccer. We met in my final semester and I made the decision to move to Miami and we have been together since.

How They Asked

Last December, Alec gave me a card for my birthday and inside was a “plane ticket” he made on the computer saying we were going to Greece! This May we left for our trip, we started in Athens, then flew to Mykonos and then would end with three days in Santorini. After making it through almost the entire trip and getting to Santorini, even the smallest thought of a proposal was out my mind, because “he would never travel ten days through Greece with a ring”.

We didn’t have many activities pre-planned before our trip because we wanted to decide as we went and take suggestions from locals, but one thing I requested was that we do a wine tour. So before the trip, Alec said he would handle it and found a really nice one that was also a scenic tour of Santorini, had a photographer that went along etc., so I was absolutely on board. With two days left in our trip, Dimitris met us at our hotel on the day we were doing the tour.

Danielle and Alec's Engagement in Santorini, Greece

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Santorini, Greece

Little did I know that he was actually a photographer that Alec had been speaking with for months to arrange everything. While I was still in our hotel room getting ready, Alec had gone outside to meet Dimitris and give him the ring so he wouldn’t have anything showing in his pocket. As I was walking ahead, he got the ring and when I turned around he was down on one knee. Both of our eyes began to tear and he looked at me and said “I have wanted to ask you this from the first day I met you” and opened up the ring box.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Santorini, Greece

In a state of shock, I gave a cry of “YES!” and stuck out the wrong hand, which he quickly corrected :) After the excitement, he told me there was no tour at all and we are actually going on an engagement photoshoot through Santorini. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful proposal and so happy to have photos to remember it forever.

Special Thanks

Dimitris Psillakis
 | Photographer