Featured in the Spring 2018 issue of MunaLuchi Bride magazine, Teresha and Alex’s love story began when both were studying in the university library while attending law school. The connection was magnetic, completely aware of each others presence. Still, it wouldn’t be for a few semesters until they decided it was time to take the next step, and go on that first date…
Read all about Teresha and Alex’s love story, romantic proposal, and wedding aspirations in their academic romance engagement. See the magazine article in the Spring 2018 issue here.
Bride & Groom-to-be: Teresha & Alex
Engagement Session Location(s): Indianapolis Public Library/The Alexander
Hotel/Nicky Blaine’s Cocktail Lounge
Engagement Session Date: October 22, 2017
Wedding Date: May 27, 2018
Location of Wedding: Carmel, Indiana at the Ritz Charles
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Alex and I met during our first year of law school. He was on the third floor of the law library studying for our Civil Procedure final exam. I was looking for a table to study when I saw him. I was behind him and I found myself staring at him for at least five minutes. However, the initial introduction was completely innocent. I said hello and asked him if he was a first year law student (I knew the answer because of the books he had on the table). He confirmed that he was and I suggested that we study together. Let’s just say we saw each other around and in between classes, but it wasn’t until our second year things changed a bit. We were in the same family law course and Alex asked me several times to join him for dinner. After a few rounds of “let me play hard to get” he took me to dinner near campus. We had such a great time and I laughed harder than I ever had before in my life (seriously). He continued to pursue me and nearly seven years later we are headed to the altar. This is the true law & love story and I am super excited to marry my best friend!
The Proposal: In July 2016, Alex and I went on our annual vacation trip. We decided New York City would be a fun place to travel together during the 4th of July because of the fireworks and events. We stayed at the Lotte New York Palace hotel. Our trip consisted of the “normal” NYC tourist spots. We went to the Statue of Liberty, 911 Museum, etc., and visited all the best restaurants New York City has to offer. The 4th of July was our very last full day in New York. We went to this rooftop restaurant to see the fireworks with friends. The fireworks show was delayed due to rain. At this point, I had no idea that our friends were there to capture the proposal. However, the rain DID NOT STOP. Alex’s original plan to propose on the rooftop with the fireworks over the Hudson could not happen! This set back did not stop him from going for what he wanted. We headed back to our hotel. Alex ordered room service while I was in my PJs and bonnet (yes that’s right my bonnet and I have the video to prove it) enjoying my dinner. During our meal, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. The moment was perfect and authentic. I will treasure this moment forever!
What did you do on your first date? Alex took me to dinner and a movie. We went to Noodles and Company for food. We were poor law students and Alex wanted me to try their food. We went to see “Jumping the Broom.”
Favorite thing(s) to do as a couple? We LOVE to travel. We are going to Europe for 24 days for our honeymoon. I would say a close second would be riding bikes during the warm months in Indiana.
Describe your engagement session. Theme: Library and Romance; Description: We met in the law library so I wanted to include some great images from the historic library in the city we met (I was born and raised). Also, I’ve always loved romantic bar/lounge scenes so I wanted to do a Library Love & Romance theme by incorporating both a bar and library.
How did you know they were “the one”? Alex: Growing up, I knew I always wanted to be the best at everything I set out to achieve. This led to my decision to pursue a legal career, but really transcends to my reasoning for choosing Teresha as my wife. She is the best and I know it doesn’t get any better than her.
Teresha: I knew Alex was “the one” when we were standing in the law library discussing constitutional law and I instantly felt this connection with him. He recalls this moment as well. It was something I never felt before and really very difficult to explain, but there was this undeniable connection. Alex further confirmed that he was going to be my husband through his continuous acts of kindness toward me then and now.
How has wedding planning been so far? Wedding planning has been great. I love planning events and I would say I am an unofficial event planner. I’ve enjoyed the process of planning all the special details for our Big Day. My greatest pleasure has been watching my closest friends continue to bond and become closer through this process as well. It is so fun to watch my vision continue to evolve.
What are you looking forward to most on the wedding day? My answer is probably one you’ve heard before, but I am looking forward to marrying the man of my dreams. I am sure that answer is obvious so I will give another. We’ve placed a large emphasis on music. We will have a DJ, a band, and a harpist/percussionist. I am looking forward to having a blast! I hope the night ends with crowd surfing!
Photographer: Aesthetiica Photography
Hair: Imaj Hair Couture
Makeup: Laun’s Look Makeup Artistry
Locations: Indianapolis Public Library, The Alexander Hotel, and Nikky Blaine’s Cocktail Lounge.
Jewelry: Simply Southern Baubles
Red Dress: Chapelle Michele’s Couture