George and Gabrielle chose to have their engagement photos taken at the National Gallery of Art. We adore their outfit choices but love their choice of location even more! What a fun and unique spot to host an engagement session. Their photographer, Chip Dizard, even managed to make it look like they were the only two in the place. And could they look more in love?! Too cute.
The couple met at Jaspers Restaurant on a June summer night. George was with a friend and Gabrielle was with a former coworker. They both had no desire to go out that night but their friends thought it would be a good idea to go out and socialize. The two were sitting across from each other at the bar when the bartender approached Gabrielle and stated that the young man across from her wanted to buy her a drink. She smiled and George returned the gesture by gently waving. Shortly, after the beverage arrived, George introduced himself. The pair set a date for brunch the following day. Gabrielle says it was the most amazing first date she ever had and the pair have been together every since!
Tell us your proposal story. The wedding proposal was amazing and a total surprise! We planned a trip to New Orleans and we had arrived a day late due to missing our original Thursday flight. Normally when we go on vacation, we take the time to do research on a nice restaurant to try the first night. New Orleans was no different, except George already had a restaurant in mind. It was my first time in New Orleans, so I figured he was being proactive and took the initiative in picking a good place for us to eat. Around 6:30pm, we arrived at GW Fin. It was not too far from the hotel, so we were able to walk, which was nice because the weather was perfect. The restaurant was beautiful and a very intimate setting with dim lights and small candles at each table. We sat down and enjoyed dinner as we normally would, the food was amazing and of course we enjoyed each other’s company.
Towards the end of the meal, I excused myself and left the table for a moment. When I returned, our server was talking to George and said “Ah, there she is!” George finished the statement by saying, “I was just ordering us our favorite drinks.” As I sat back down, George got up, and pretended that he had a slight Charlie Horse and hobbled over to my seat. He then grabbed my hand and said “Gabrielle, I love you. I am not going anywhere, and I would love to spend the rest of my life with you”. He then got on one knee and asked “Will You Marry Me?” I was in complete shock. He pulls the beautiful ring from his pocket; I held out my hand and quickly said yes. I was full of joy that I didn’t even notice that the entire restaurant was clapping and enjoying the special moment we just shared.
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Photography Credit: Chip Dizard