Allison and Justin’s engagement session took place at the breathtaking Valley Forge Park. This is one of our favorite engagement session locations because of the stunning architecture and amazing greens which we mention in our blog All About Your Engagement Session! When we first spoke with Allison and Justin Valley Forge Park came up immediately and we both agreed it was the perfect spot for them! They also wanted to include their two kids Lilly and Wes who are a huge part of their lives and relationship. I loved how they chose to celebrate the blending of their family in this way!
Allison and Justin met in October of 2014, but never truly interacted until the Spring of 2015. They both worked for the same company, which they still work for today! When Jason came on board Allison had already been working for the company for some time. Jason had asked Allison to share some insight with him for a project he was working on. Of course Allison agreed and gave him all the information he needed. However, she was a little taken back when Justin never reached back to say thank you! As you can imagine this didn’t put them off to a great start. It wasn’t till their companies annual conference in the spring that the two had connected once again. Allison immediately called Justin out on his “poor email etiquette” which Justin instantly regretted and referred to Allison as “the pretty blonde” among co-workers. However, there were no hard feelings and sarcasm became the foundation of a great friendship between Justin and Allison.
After they had been talking for a long while Justin decided it was time to ask Allison on a date. They both adore live music and lived far from one another so he thought it would be a wonderful idea to take Allison to a Maroon 5 concert! Although Justin says at the time Allison was “intimidating” he didn’t let that stop him from planning out the perfect day. They began their first date at a brewery and eventually found a hole in the wall pizza place. Pizza is known as Allison’s weakness so it was perfect! As soon as they entered the concert they ran into mutual friends who hadn’t known that Allison and Justin were talking which they shared a good laugh about!
Years later it was time for Justin to pop the big question! Allison was going to be starting her first day back with the company that they both had originally worked for so Justin planned a weekend getaway beforehand. They went to Fort Lauderdale and of course dined over delicious pizza, pasta included, and a bottle of wine before heading to a gondola ride through the canals. Of course Justin made sure they picked up a romantic bottle of champagne and near the end of the ride he decided to pop the question. The bottle of wine and champagne made for some amusing photos later on! Allison is known for being a big crier, but she was so worried about ruining her makeup that she managed to only tear up. Of course she said yes and was immediately flooded with anxiety thinking about how Justin managed to not drop the ring the entire time! The celebration continued that weekend as well as when they went home to share the amazing news with Lilly and Wesley!
Allison and Justin will be making their vows in just one month at the lovely Promise Ridge in Stroudsburg, Pennslyvania. They will be celebrating in an intimate setting accompanied by some close friends and family. We cannot wait to celebrate with them and be a part of their amazing day!
Morgan is a lover of all things romantic, sweet, and emotive - the timeless type of romance.
She values the beauty of a wedding day in every sense of the word. The beauty of the hard work and details of the day.