Stephanie and Aleksandr initially met while working as nurses at the same hospital in 2008. It wasn't until three years later that they became a couple. When they are not spending time with their fur baby, Teddy, they enjoy getting away and exploring the world!
Stephanie and Alex took a European tour in June of 2015. The first half of the trip was in Paris for Stephanie's 30th birthday. She was secretly hoping he'd propose. "My birthday dinner in the Eiffel Tower came and went and I left without a ring. But little did I know, he had other plans in store."
They were engaged days later in Venice, Italy, where Alex organized a gondola trip complete with Prosecco. As they were enjoying the scenery, Stephanie noticed he was trying to wiggle his way from the seat and down onto his knee. "He had a wonderful speech planned about how he started our relationship asking me out on a date, but still had one more question to ask me..."
She couldn't remember many details of the moment because they were now in a narrow canal and had another boat coming right at them! "Between the potential gondola crash and the fear that we would tip over during the proposal... things became kind of a blur!"
It was confirmed that she did say yes!
They chose a small island to say their I Do's and were married oceanside at the gorgeous Hyatt here in Key West, Florida.
The weather and thoughtful details could not have been more perfect for the couple.
Congratulations to you and your families!
Photographer: Rachel E Ligon
Second Photographer: Jessica Paar Robb
Videographer: Joanna Soundwave
Planner: Kayla Say Yes in Key West
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair and Makeup: Studio Marie- Pierre
Groom's Suit: Egara
Flowers: Karro Events
Wedding Officiant: Steve Torrence Key West Officiant
Ceremony and Reception Location: Hyatt Centric
Ceremony and Reception DJ: Jimmy V Visualize Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Karol