Karina and Alex’s Engagement Story (from Karina)
Alex and I met as kids! He asked me to go jump on his trampoline & I agreed and ever since then have been in each others lives. We have always had a special connection and even though life would get in the way somehow we would connect paths again and again. When he decided to join the Army he went to basic training and since we couldn’t talk over the phone we would write letters to each other pretty often. One night I got the mail and there it was a letter from my love. I, of course was excited to open mail from him and this night was no different than every other time I got mail from him. Except as I was reading this specific letter he wrote “I am ready for you to me mine forever, will you marry me?” I couldn’t believe he was actually asking me to marry him! I wish I could have called him but instead I wrote YES about a million times! Finally when he was able to go home to Texas once he finished his training I knew he was going to propose I just didn’t know when. It was a Saturday night and it was late and still hadn’t proposed! I started to feel anxious because I knew soon enough he had to go back to Georgia. Well, that night our families were all together at my house and he asked me to go outside. I was really confused about why he wanted me to go outside but I did as I was asked to and went outside. When I walked outside there he was on one knee with my ring, and yet again asked me will you marry me and I of course said yes!
Engagement Ring Details
My engagement ring is so perfect for me! Its simple yet elegant and I am absolutely involve with it!
Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. (example: pushing each other to new limits, love to travel, huge comic book fans, foodies, etc.) What makes your relationship unique?
A: Something that makes us unique is how we interact with each other and how much in common we have! We are huge dog lovers (hence our four dogs). We support each other and accept one another exactly as we are. We also have a lot of inside jokes!
Q: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship? (these may often be the same moment, but aren’t always)
A: In all honesty I didn’t know he was “the one”. I feel that the timing was perfect for us and the love was there. Also, growing up somehow we would always be connected again and we’d always cross paths with each other. So I think we were just meant to be together.
Q: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
A: While he was in Basic Training he wrote me telling me that one day I’d be his wife and how he couldn’t wait to marry me and I took those as clues that next time he went back to our hometown he was going to propose. When he finally went home I was waiting got it and Friday came and went and nothing. Then Saturday we had plans to go to his cousins graduation party once the party was over him and his family went over to our house and we were all sitting down talking and I was sure he’d do it then but, still NOTHING. All of a sudden late late at night he went outside and text me to go outside and meet him and when I came out he looked at me and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Q: We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!
A: He bought me the perfect ring that was initially the wrong size because my mom and sister were way off so for about two weeks I wore my ring on my thumb hahaha
Hey there! I’m Emi! I’m a traveling intimate wedding & elopement photographer based out of Savannah, GA. My style is most often described as intimate & earthy. I love photographing authentic love. I focus on the closeness, the intimacy, & all the reasons why your person is your person. I take that feeling and those emotions & turn them into something you will cherish forever!