ALEXA + LUKE
Alexa + Luke are so full of joy + love, it’s hard not to have a good time in their presence. We spent some time walking around the neighborhood by the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, in search of allll the bougainvillea. Palm Springs, you never disappoint. Then we got to the most magical place in California, Joshua Tree National Park (sorry Disneyland), to soak in all the beauty. You’ll want to make it to the end to see the cotton candy skies after sunset. My heart is so full every single time I come here, so if you’re down to explore JT with me, let’s go!
Back to the gorgeous + joyful Alexa + Luke. They’ve been best friends for 12 years and one day, three years ago, it just clicked that they had feelings for one another. We chatted about how special it is to have grown a friendship and seen each other through various phases of life before coming together in love. How many people can say that?!
I love hearing proposal stories; everyone’s is so unique and heart felt in their own way. Alexa told me: “He took me out for a beach day! So I packed my beach bag with a change of clothes. He emphasized to bring a dress for dinner. Luke took me to Crescent Bay Beach in Laguna (one of our favs) and we were starving by the time we got out to the beach because of SURPRISE traffic lol. When we parked, food was on my mind. He opened the truck to get out beach stuff and there was a picnic basket sitting back there. He said to me, “I packed us a picnic, don’t worry I got your food!” with a huge grin on his face. I still didn’t know what was going on. We inhaled our food at Crescent Bay Park and as soon as we were done we went for a walk around the cute park. Overlooking the ocean, on a cliff, he got down on one knee. From that moment he got down, I blacked out. I can’t remember exactly what he said (gushy stuff) but I said yes before he even finished or I saw the ring (Luke told me this fact) and I immediately jumped on him crying. I couldn’t believe the fact that I had fallen for my best friend and now would be marrying him!! We spent the rest of the day on the beach, then we headed back to the car where we called our parents & I could not stop crying happy tears. As we finished our calls, he told me he made us dinner reservations at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. We changed in the car and headed to a romantic, unforgettable dinner filled with yummy Italian food and celebratory champagne. The whole day was magical and so full of love.”
I just can’t wait to spend their wedding day celebrating them and this adorable, should probably be a movie, love story.
Press play if you wanna jam out to one of their fave songs while looking at their cute faces. <3