Alyssa and German first reached out to us back in April about capturing their wedding video. In their first message to us Alyssa made it clear what her wedding day was all about; it was the day that began the rest of their lives together. They say a picture is worth 1000 words, well how about a video? The look on Alyssa's face as the officiant says "I now pronounce you husband and wife" really says it all.
Congratulations, Alyssa and German :)
"From Her :
German and I were freshmen at East Carolina University. We both lived on campus in the same dorm. We met in the dorm through mutual friends. I thought it was so easy to talk to him. It felt like I had known him for so long, but in reality it had only been two weeks. He made me feel safe and carefree. He made me think about things that I had never thought of and had such a way of perceiving life. I instantly fell head over heels!
I met Alyssa during our first year at ECU. We were living in the same dorm but didn't see or meet each other until second semester. It's funny how things work out because the second we were introduced to each other we were inseparable. I knew right away that this was a special girl that gave me a different feeling and perspective about life. The rest is history.
Okay. Here we go! I was totally expecting German to propose soon. He was acting weird and secretive and I just knew that he was up to something! Fast forward to my spring break in March of 2016. We had planned a trip to New York to hang out with his family and friends and to cross some things off our list of things we hadn't done yet. So we arrive in New York and I start asking 52 questions about what we will be doing that day (obviously I needed to know what to wear on that day's excursion). Without a word German hands me this homemade itinerary book entitled "The Big Apple". (Okay here I was thinking OH MY GOD. THIS IS IT. THE NEXT PAGE WILL SAY "WILL YOU MARRY ME!") So I open it up and the first page says "Change of plans, how about London?" I turn to the next page in disbelief. It reads, "How about Paris?" At this point I'm in total shock! This was going to be the trip of a lifetime! BUT in the back of my mind I was thinking "He was being secretive because he planned a big trip. Not because he was going to propose." My heart was hurt but I couldn't show it because we were going on this amazing trip together that he had obviously worked so hard to plan! I jumped up so excited and didn't let him on to my selfish disappointment!
So fast forward to visiting in Paris. German bought us tickets to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I was so excited and by this time had given up all hope of that ring. I was just enjoying spending time in these amazing cities with my guy. So, we're in the elevator going up and I'm thinking about the awesome views we are going to see and the fact that we are so lucky to be there. We reached the top and I took some amazing pictures and headed inside one of the gift shops. German joins me after a while and says that he had found someone to take a picture of us. So me being in shopping mode tells him to wait. Well anyone who knows German knows how persistent he can be and so I reluctantly put my items back and was dragged back outside. There we picked a spot and I posed my best prom pose and German pulled away. I turned to see what in the world his problem was and there I saw him ON ONE KNEE! I couldn't believe my eyes! My dream had come true. FINALLY!! I laughed and cried and laughed some more. I've never been more happy in my life."
"For months our spring break was going to be spending time in NY with friends and family. Little did she know that I had been planning the proposal for some time now leading up to the trip. The initial trip to NY got off to a rough start due to it being Easter weekend. We were booted off of our flight that night and would not be placed on a new flight until the next morning. My main concern was getting to NY before our international flight took off! After having to spend the night in Raleigh we finally made our way to NY the next morning. At this point she was asking a million and one questions about our plans for the week. Without saying a word I handed her a booklet that was our itinerary for the trip. Once she opened the book it said "How about London" and a few pages later "How about Paris". Her face and reaction was priceless. After she freaked out about the trip, then not having her passport, which I had packed we got ready and headed off to London.
While in London we were having a great time. I couldn't have asked for a better partner to explore that wonderful European city with. As our time in London drew to close though I started to get a little nervous. The train ride from London to Paris felt like ages even though it was only two hours long. There was no amount of alcohol on that trip that could have calmed my nerves! Once we arrived in Paris we got settled in at our hotel and were off. We made our way over to the Eiffel Tower and got our tickets. At this point I was absolutely loosing it! Alyssa took some photos and then went shopping while I attempted to find someone who would take some of the most important pictures of our lives. I finally found a French woman who spoke English and had a very similar camera to ours. I explained to her what I was going to do and she literally lost it and thought it was amazing. I went back upstairs to grab Alyssa who had hands full of souvenirs and told her I finally found somebody that could take our picture. After she initially told me to hold on while she checked out I told her we needed to hurry because they were leaving shortly. Once we met up with our "photographer" I asked her to take the picture of us. I asked Alyssa if that is where she wanted to take the pictures twice and she said "uhh yeah its a picture German, hurry up!" I started to laugh and when she turned away to look at the camera I dropped down onto one knee. When she turned around her face said it all....... "Yes"