Sometimes you just know. When Alex caught glimpse of Jenni while dancing at our wedding, he came up to Matt and asked, “Who is that girl over there?” He thankfully didn’t hear my new husband tell him that he thought she was seeing someone, but went and talked to her.
I feel blessed to be able to have seen their relationship grow from a new friendship with shared interest to romantic love shown by mutual respect and deep caring. When we heard that Alex was going to surprise Jenni by taking her on a nice date and then proposing, we were so excited. And then… we got to help set it up and photograph it!
They started out the night with dinner at The Bird and the Bear and Alex told Jenni he wanted to go on a walk from there. They ended up in front of Bethany Christian Church on Westheimer (where Matt and I got married almost a year ago) and happened upon a courtyard lit with white Christmas lights and our living room floor lamps. He asked if he could have the dance that he missed out on the night they met (cue the “awww”s) and they spent a minute or so dancing.
From there, he led her to a bench that had a basin with a towel and a jar of water near it. Just like Jesus showed his disciples that he came to lead with a servants heart by washing their feet, Alex washed Jenni’s feet. And with tears in both of their eyes, he asked her if she would spend the rest of her life with him. Cue the kissing and hugging and laughing and such… And now they are engaged! And I have photographs to prove it!
I hope you enjoyed these photographs. I’ll be posting the rest of them all on my Facebook Page in the next couple of days, so check back!