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Marissa and Evan’s Intimate Engagement

Posted on February 10 by Francesca Sgambati

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New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

Angie’s Photography

Marissa and Evan were getting ready to celebrate their four year anniversary, when a quiet night at home turned into a moment they will never forget.

“Our engagement was the most special moment of our lives.

It was November 20th, 2014. We had been living together for two months and we couldn’t have been happier, or so we thought! We both had the night shifts at work that night, so we decided to spend the day searching for our very first Christmas tree for our very first home. We both absolutely love this time of year! It was an extra special time for us because our four year anniversary was just a few short hours away so we planned on watching my favorite Christmas movie of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life, with all our Christmas decorations aglow, right near our first tree. I could not wait to get home from work that night.

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement
It was 11:00pm and I was anxiously awaiting the moment when Evan walked through the door from work so we could start our movie and wait for the middle of the night to come (this was when Evan asked me to be his girlfriend 4 years ago). I had the popcorn and wine ready and I was already in my pajamas ready to watch our movie. Soon enough, Evan was home.

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement
We were laying on our couch enjoying each others company. I was watching the clock like a hawk because I was really excited for our 4 year anniversary. Evan was watching me watch the clock, likely thinking about the question he was soon to ask.

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement
Midnight struck and I turned to Evan with a big smile on my face. I was waiting for my “happy anniversary” and kiss! It finally came and I was happy. Right then, Evan asked me to go read my card which he strategically placed under our Christmas tree.

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement
I sat down under the tree and read the beautiful card he got me. He expressed how much he loved me and how he would always love me for the rest of our lives. When I finished reading, I turned up to tell him how much I love him and he quickly got close to my face and kissed me. He stayed close as he looked me in the eyes and said, “I keep kissing you because I can’t find the right words to say.” I noticed he was down on one knee when he was talking and I realized what was happening. He pulled out a STUNNING Neil Lane engagement ring and asked, “will you marry me?” I could feel my heart rate increasing. I looked at him and said, “absolutely yes!” He then slipped the ring on my fourth finger and kissed me again. I stood up and started pacing and jumping for joy in the middle of the night.

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement
Our engagement was more intimate and romantic than I could have ever imagined. It was so sentimental and personal and beautiful. It was just the two of us so we were able to just celebrate together and talk about our dream wedding. This was the greatest moment of our lives.”

New Jersey Bride Marissa and Evan Engagement

Julia McAleavey Photography

 

 

Photo credit: Angie’s Photography and Julia McAleavey


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