Gabriella and Alexander

How We Met

This is our love story. Alex and I met when we were 19 years old and worked as Hollister retail models. For us, we had always been attracted to each other, but also respected our loyalty to other people at the time. For Alex and I, it truly was love at first sight. He was a good friend to me from the beginning and a few years later we rekindled our friendship when we both were single. I will always cherish his chivalrous acts that Alex did and still does for me. I remember when he had his red 1989 Jeep Rangler and it was pouring outside after work, I was wearing a skirt and flip flops and did not have a jacket or umbrella and could not find my car in the large parking lot. Alex the sweetheart he is, asked if I wanted to ride in his Jeep to help me look for my car and I got in and I knew from that moment there was something very special about this man. ❤️😍 At age 24, we got in contact with each other.

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Paris, France

The first photo shows us at Chickie’s Rock spending a beautiful day taking pictures and having fun. Our first real date was at Carrabba’s restaurant and I remember how handsome he looked and I thought to myself, “Dang, that’s my date?!” He is a stud and such a chivalrous man who opens all doors for me and for others. He’s even more handsome and sweet than I remembered and he told me the same thing about being even more beautiful than he remembered. ❤️❤️ On January 4th, 2016, Alex officially asked me to be his girlfriend! I was head over heels for this man. He always treats me like his princess. How did I ever get so lucky? He would even make trips to visit me at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania when I was in college. He truly is a keeper and the most genuine guy I know. I could seriously talk on and on about how amazing Alex is and all that we have accomplished together! We have had so many adventures with each other and it’s only just the beginning! I love this man! He is my Prince Charming and my dream guy, which I am making my King real soon! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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How He Asked

On July 4th, 2018, Alex and I were able to celebrate our 2.5 year Anniversary in Paris! This is the best moment in my life thus far because it was truly a dream come true one we will remember and cherish for a lifetime! ❤️😍 We got up at 4 AM and arrived in Paris early in the morning. Wow, was it so worth it!! I had no idea what all was planned or happening with my family that day. We had a beautiful picnic planned right on the grass in front of the gorgeous Eiffel Tower. All of a sudden, my brother starts to take pictures of us and I just see Alex’s sisters come running towards me. I was shocked since I thought neither of them was still visiting Paris!

Alex tells me he wants us to take a picture of the monument and to my surprise, there is a surprise photographer (Lindsey) in the background. My dream came true when Alex and I were standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and I see my best friend down on one knee holding a beautiful ring inside a beautiful ring box about to ask me the most important question of my life! Tears flowed instantly and my hands were shaking from excitement! I have dreamt about this moment for quite some time. I was so excited that I said, “Yes, of course, I will” before he even said anything because I absolutely love this man with my whole heart!❤️❤️❤️❤️ He then said to me,” GABRIELLA MARCELLA BRAND, From the moment I met you, I knew you were someone special, never did I think that we would turn into something special.

From the beginning working at Hollister together and on that dark rainy night in the red Jeep looking for your car up and down the isles to now today 2 years 6 months into our relationship surrounded by our loved ones here in Paris. I have yet but one question to ask. Will you marry me?!” Of course, I said YES!!!! We are ENGAGED!!!!!! 😁So blessed to have had my family and a majority of Alex’s family be there in Paris for our special moment in our lifetime! Thank ͏y͏o͏u thank you!!❤️💕 I cannot wait to marry my best friend and my forever person! I got my dream guy, my dream ring, and the dream place! 😍💏💍❤️Dang he did real good! I love this man and cannot wait to spend forever with him! ❤️❤️

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Special Thanks

Lindsey Kent
Photographer