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        I had the pleasure of meeting Alex and Joe in Coconut Grove, Florida yesterday for their engagement photos. Total sweethearts and so very visibly in love with each other. We walked around what used to be their neighborhood, talked about their life then and their life now and when I asked them to tell me their proposal story in detail, I have to admit I was getting a little teary. Love is e v e r y t h i n g. This is a little preview of our time together.

        “We met in the Sigma Chi house at the University of Miami in January 2010. We started dating about 9 months later and have been together since then. We were long distance twice for a total of about three of our eight years together and are finally back together, living in DC. Joe proposed to me in Harpers Ferry, WV after we hiked up a mountain (not something we usually do). He asked a stranger to take our photo at the top and popped the question there. I was shocked but I think the stranger was even more surprised!!”