Ahh our good friends are getting married!! We got to know Nick & Alexa while working alongside them. They are videographers of Folded Crane Films! And they are getting married NEXT month at Waterloo Village. Steve and I are beyond excited. They’re so so cute together. Check out their joyful engagement session at Deep Cut Gardens and Asbury Park. We began at Deep Cut so we could use the green house (Side bar, from what we understand they no longer allow photos inside the greenhouse – sad day! But we’re glad we got in there one last time with Alexa & Nick. Also we have other green house recommendations if you came to specifically see those photos!). Then we drove over to the Asbury Park boardwalk. We finished by popping a bottle of champagne on the beach. We grabbed dinner with them afterward. It was SUCH a fun night!!
“Two emo-wannabe kids going through the tumultuous middle school phase. There’s never been a single moment, that either of us can remember, as the “first meeting”. As long as we can remember, we’ve always just known each other. Alexa thought Nick was cute and super cool. She thought he was even COOLER when he dyed his hair black in 8th grade. Nick always thought Alexa was super cool, but he was too nervous to ever go up and talk to her. Their paths crossed many times during those middle school years. From cooking to sewing to gym class and Lit. The universe always had a way of keeping them in each others lives and brought them closer together in the process. However, it wouldn’t be until 5 years later that they’d grow close enough to give it a go. During their senior year, Nick and Alexa were in the same English class with a huge group of their friends. After Nick slid in Alexa’s DMs (HA!) – they began exchanging mixtapes and little notes folded into origami paper cranes. Just a few weeks later, Nick was asking Alexa to be his girlfriend – using Sinatra lyrics, of course. He even showed up at her house with a boom box overhead playing “I Melt With You” (a la Say Anything) to ask her to Prom! They experienced some really important and meaningful milestones together in the next couple years and eventually reunited in college to study filmmaking together. They spent their next college years on LOTS of film sets, attending (and winning) film festivals, traveling the world, eating too many pancakes, drinking lots of coffee and learning to navigate adulthood after college. Alexa & Nick eventually started a business together, rented their first apartment and adopted two fur children, Sprout & Poppy!”
“What Alexa thought was a surprise birthday party for her dad in Asbury Park – was really a super secret, elaborate plan for Nick to propose! Alexa & Nick went down to Asbury with her dad and siblings thinking that the rest of the family would surprise her dad for dinner. The two of them broke off from the family for a few minutes to meet some film friends on the beach to get a “quick drone shot” for a film they had been working on. All of which was BEFORE they had met up with the rest of the family. While filming the drone shot, Nick slowly flew the drone up to the boardwalk to reveal all of Alexa’s family members holding up signs that said “Will you marry me?” Needless to say Alexa was VERY surprised and unbelievably grateful that their families were included in such an important moment in their lives. Nick & Alexa are so excited to spend the rest of their lives together. There is nothing more exciting to them than building a home and family together. They can’t wait to celebrate their love together with their family & friends!”