Jessica and Ari
It’s winter time so why not celebrate with a cosy and romantic winter engagement session? This one is all the way from New York City from Wrinkle In Time Photography Owners Charles and his wife Tatjana (who is actually from Melbourne!) will be in Australia shooting weddings between November 2011-March 2012 so if you like what you see today, you can book it from the other side of the world!
Jess and Ari have such a romantic engagement story that I want to let Jess tell it in her own words. Have a lovely Saturday!
“Ari and I met in our student dorm during the first week of college at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2002. Ari knocked on my door one day and introduced himself and asked if I wanted to go cliff jumping in the gorges with him. I was nervous, but I couldn’t say no to that mischievous smile. We jumped 32 feet into the murky waters of Beebe Lake that day and quickly became great friends; and for two years that was all that it was, a wonderful friendship.
During the summer of 2004, Ari and I both had internships in New York City and we started spending a lot of one-on-one time together. We went out to movies and to concerts and, of course, to lots of great meals. One night, we went out to dinner and while we were eating it had started to rain. I didn’t have an umbrella so I had to share with Ari. We walked to the subway with our arms around each other, and our hands overlapping on the handle as we huddled closely together under the tiny umbrella. At that moment, we both sensed that something felt different.
A week later, we went to their friend’s birthday party at a night club with a bunch of our friends. Exhausted after hours of dancing together we stepped outside to get some fresh air. We sat on a stoop talking for a while and before either of us could see it coming, we were having their first kiss. Ari and I moved to New York City after college and after 6 years of dating Ari decided it was time to make it official.
Photo from Jess and Ari
While I was training to run my first half marathon, Ari was secretly shopping for my engagement ring. The day of the marathon finally came on October 2, 2010 and at the end of the race, Ari surprised me with a truly romantic proposal. He gathered our parents together and gave them each a big sign to hold up for me at the end of the race. Each sign told me to “keep running!” the race was not over quite yet! At the end of these 5 signs Ari popped out from behind a tree with a sign that said, “My beloved Jessica, will you make this the happiest day of my life…” and he got down on one knee and proposed. Still breathless from running 13.1 miles I said, “YES!” and the rest is history! We are going back to Cornell University in Ithaca NY, where we met and fell in love, to get married in September 2011.”
Photos by Wrinkle In Time Photography