Charlottesville, Virginia is literally my favorite city ever! I moved there to attend UVA and even though I attended for only a year, I stayed way longer. So whenever I hear from a couple who met at UVA and would like to incorporate this gorgeous school in their engagement session, I always get super excited! There is not a single spot that isn’t picture perfect!
But enough about UVA and why I like it! I want to tell you the sweet love story of Monica and Justin. I met them through Shannon and Christopher, because Monica and Shannon work together. Monica and Justin met their first year at UVA, because Justin was a roommate of one of Monica’s good friend, Alex. Since she and Alex knew each other from back home, they spent a lot of time together, which meant a lot of time with Justin too. Monica thought Justin was cute, and they were developing a strong friendship quickly. They did a lot of things together, like homework, eating at the dining hall. Then things got more exciting as they attended date functions together and visited each other over breaks. During their third year, they officially started their relationship! Monica and Justin have known each other for eight years and have been dating for six years! Needless to say, they are both so excited to be getting married this August!
Justin gets lots of creativity points for his proposal! He suggested that they take a weekend trip to Charlottesville over the summer. Since they typically do this multiples times a year, Monica thought nothing of it. On Saturday, they had a full day with going to the farmers market where Justin got Monica flowers and they enjoyed Filipino food; they then went to a vineyard for a relaxing afternoon. They went back to grounds, walked around the lawn and finally ended in a garden. Justin had a picnic blanket and had a sandwich for them to enjoy. But instead of eating, Justin began saying nice things to Monica and handed her a letter he had written. After reading the letter, Monica turned and saw Justin down on one knee! But the surprise doesn’t end there! Justin had made a mock “Save the Date” with their picture and a wedding date. That’s when Justin announced that he had already booked the UVA Chapel for their wedding! Monica had always dreamt of getting married there, but since it is so competitive, she never thought it would come true. But Justin made sure that it did!