Christina and Alex

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How We Met

Alex and I met a little over 3 years ago thanks to my Big Fat Greek Family! =] My sister who is younger than I am was about 10 months away from getting married, and I being the single, older sister apparently needed a date for the wedding. Being Greek, my family does everything together and usually takes matters into their own hands whether I agree or not. My aunts had been givng out my number to strange guys they had preapproved for me. They would see these guys anywhere. It could be at the store or the bank or out to eat. Anywhere really – so I wasnt the least bit shocked when one of my aunts had texted me saying she was at AT&T and this really attractive guy was helping her. I begged for her to not continue on with the random strangers calling my cell daily but she persisted. She then started sending me pictures of this guy (who was actually really hot!) so I gave in and allowed her to give out my number one last time. Oddly enough that one last time turned into my fairy tale. This stranger from AT&T texted me almost immediately that night and apologized for the awkward way in which we had exchanged numbers, and from that moment on the rest is as they say history. Alex and I have now been together for almost 3 years and are getting married 8.27.16. He is everything I have prayed for my whole life and then some. He takes my breath away and leaves me speechless (which is very difficult to do). It is sometimes unreal to me that I am actually here, with him, building our life together. Thanks to my Big Fat Greek Family we all have yet another reason to get together and celebrate.

How He Asked

It was Father’s Day (6.21.15) and I had randomly gotten the day off of work. Alex and I started our day by meeting his parents at their church. Later on that day we had planned to take some family pictures that my mom had been begging for, or so I thought. My dad and I are really close and so I thought this would be a nice present for him as well. Alex and I spent the day hanging out and enjoying each other’s company before meeting my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, Alex’s mom (Laura) and step-dad, and a couple of friends of Laura’s who were going to take the pictures. I didnt think any thing of it when Laura brought her two labs as well. We all got into taking pictures when it was Alex and I’s turn to take our couple photos. We were being positioned this way and that when all of a sudden one of the labs ran over to us.

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Before I knew it Alex pulled out a ring from the cutest sign she was wearing and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes!

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