Jemma and Alexander
How We Met
Alex and I met five years ago at the New Zealand Broadcasting School in Christchurch, where we both studied broadcast journalism. We were just good friends during our first year, before Alex asked me to be his date for the ball at the end of the year. We’ve been together ever since!
How He Asked
During 2016 we were living in the U.S. on a one year working visa. At the end of the year, we hired an Escape campervan and travelled around all the national parks in the South West for a month. It was absolutely beautiful and a trip of a life time. Zion National Park was high on our list of must-sees, and one morning we got up early to do the Angels Landing hike. At the top, Alex asked me to do a piece-to-cam for a video we were making about the hike, and little did I know he was videoing for the proposal! He asked me to begin the “video” by standing out on a rock, facing the opposite direction to him, and when I turned around he was on one knee!
It was such a beautiful and special surprise, I had no idea he was going to propose. We’re both extreme nature lovers, and Angels Landing hike was one of the most spectacular views of the entire trip. It was made extra special by the fact we were with two great friends, who took photographs and helped to video.