Zach & Alex will tie the knot on September 29th and we are so excited to help make their special day a dream! They’ve been together 7.5 years and are so ready to make it official! Scroll to read all about their love story and see their fun engagement pictures:
How did you meet?
Zach & I went to high school together, but didn’t start getting to know each other until our sophomore year. We had three classes together & always sat in the same vicinity as each other (since our last names are close & we had very small classes).
Share one of your favorite dates.
We brainstormed for awhile and realized that while we don’t have a “favorite” date, we do have a “most memorable” date–our first date! At the time, I was 15 and Zach was 16. We went to go see a movie, Season of the Witch (0/10, would not recommend to anyone). Not much was playing, so we chose what we thought would be a good movie. We were so wrong! It ended up being a somewhat-scary movie and Alex doesn’t like anything scary. Afterwards, we went to Taco Bell for dinner. Not a typical first date, but it’s such a perfect memory for us.
When did you know he/she was the one?
There wasn’t necessarily a specific moment for either of us when it hit that the other was “the one.” We became closer as a couple going through so many milestones together–graduating high school, going to college, graduating college, learning who we were as an individual. All of these helped us grow closer together and realize that we couldn’t imagine a future without the other one.
How did he pop the question?
Zach & I went to dinner at a nice Italian restaurant in Cape Girardeau, MO (where we were going to college at the time). After dinner, he drove us down to the River Campus that overlooks the Mississippi River. It was during the Super Moon & Zach knows I love the moon. We sat on a bench looking at the moon reflecting over the water & that’s when he asked.
Was the proposal a surprise?
Absolutely not LOL When he asked me to go to a nice dinner on a Wednesday, I knew something was up. I tried so hard to not get myself too excited just in case, but when he showed up wearing a button down and nice slacks, I knew something was going to happen.
What is your favorite thing about your fiancé?
Alex: My favorite thing about Zach is the perfect way we complement each other. He’s laid-back, driven, and smart. He makes me laugh every day! He has such a big heart and is so thoughtful. I know he’d do anything for me to make me smile. He’s my person.
Zach: My favorite thing about Alex is how caring and kind she is. She brings a smile to my face. She’s always there for her friends and the people closest to her. Something that I’ve always loved about her, and always will, is her smile. It lights up her face and can brighten a room.
How do you envision your wedding day?
What we both want from our wedding day is a classy, elegant event that’s also low-key lit. We want to celebrate with the people who are closest to us and who have been a part of our journey as a couple.
How did you decide on your venue?
Alex wanted something unique and different from weddings we had been to in the past. Our venue is relatively new in the area and neither of us had been to a wedding reception there before. The perfect spot!
Are there any special or family traditions you’ll be incorporating?
Zach’s family has a song they request during every family wedding–John Deere Green.
What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?
That all the planning is finally over!! LOL! We’re both looking forward to being able to celebrate all the hard work that we’ve put into this wedding and finally begin our lives together.
Stay tuned to see sneak peeks of their wedding!