Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Engagement Session: Thais and Alex (Richmond, VA)

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Engagement Session, Richmond VA

Meet Thaís and Alex. Words are not enough to express the gratitude and happiness of one, when seeing a couple that is beautiful inside and out able to express love for each other so effortless and truthfully that it melts your heart!

Thaís came all the way from Brazil for an interchange program, and you know… life happens… she met the love of her life here, Alex. And next year they are about to exchange vows to become husband and wife, and for that moment they have chosen the beautiful venue of Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, in Richmond, VA!  That is also where their engagement session took place, and OH dear, it took my breath away!

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Daysy: How did you meet?
Thaís and Alex: We met in a Bar in D.C.
Thaís is living in Washington DC, and Alex has a few friends he was visiting in Northern Virginia.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Engagement Session, Richmond VA

Daysy: Any special song?
Thaís and Alex: Yes, “Sera que e amor” – Arlindo Cruz

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Daysy: Where did you go for your 1st date?
Thaís and Alex: Starbucks in Arlington, VA. for about 3 hours

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Daysy: How did he/she propose? Can you describe that moment?
Alex: We flew down to Clearwater Beach Florida and stayed at a newly built hotel directly on the beach. On Saturday morning We woke up to go down on the beach and secured a Bungalow. As we were laying there I looked over to Thais and asked “Hey we should go take a picture on the water before all the kids come on the beach”. In doing so I did not want her to suspect anything but I needed her to put on more than just a Bathing Suit. So I told her “I know you never like the way you look in pictures so out on your shit and let’s take a picture” and she really did not like this, HA! (continues bellow)

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As Thaís slowly walks over to the waterfront, I kneeled down to a neighboring bungalow attender and asked, “Would you mind taking a few pictures of me and my Girlfriend I am about to propose to her”. I could see her eyes light up as she was about to capture one of the greatest moments in our life.

Now the three of us walk over to the crashing waves and as Thaís and I stand next to each other we take our first picture. Next, I turn to Thaís and say “Amor I need to ask you something” after this Pretty much everything else was a blur as I was waiting on the most important answer to a question in my entire life. Needless to say I received a YES!

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Daysy: Are you planning to honeymoon?
Thaís and Alex: We are planning a 7 day Cruise to Hawaii in which we visit all islands and have some time to celebrate our love.

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Daysy: How do you imagine yourselves as a couple from now to 5 years?Thaís and Alex: Having traveled extensively, we plan to settle down and have two kids with a dog named Honey. Alex will be successful with his company Executive Placements, and Thais will be a well respected Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. We will also be living in a nice subdivision in a 4 bedroom home.

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Daysy: Thaís, Describe something that you absolutely love about your fiance?

Thaís: When I am with Alex I feel like I am at home, even though my family is thousands of miles away. This is what I love.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Daysy: Alex, Describe something that you absolutely love about your fiance?
Alex: Thaís, shows love like I have never seen or felt before. The way she cares about me and my family is simply unmatched.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

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Daysy: Describe your relationship in two words:
Alex: Life Partner
Thaís: Melhor Amigo (Best Friend)

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Engagement Session, Richmond VA

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens engagement session, Richmond MD, green house, butterflies, engagement session, Richmond wedding photographer, Richmond wedding, Washington dc wedding photographerDaysy: Any funny stories to share about your fiance? (be nice) 🙂 
Alex:
One story I remember is when we first started dating we took a weekend trip to the National Harbor. We ended up going out that night to a few bars and had a great time. The next morning we woke up only to find out Thaís had lost her purse and Phone. This was bad because we could not remember the last time we saw these items, Thus starting our very own Scavenger hunt! This was no ordinary Scavenger hunt as we were missing some key clues (memories) thanks to the gallons of alcohol we drank the night before. Finally after retracing our steps we were able to use the Find my iphone app and in turn located all of the missing stuff! What a day this was, and I think this was a moment that brought us even closer.

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(…) More to come in May 2018 🙂

 

Credits:

Photography: Daysy Film & Photo

Venue:  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

 

One Reply to “Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Engagement Session: Thais and Alex (Richmond, VA)”

  1. Que emoção. Nossa linda boneca.
    Atravessando oceano. Pois é o que Deus preparou ninguém separa. Vejo vc muito feliz. Que este companheiro seja bem feliz também. Muita luz saúde e felicidade juntinhos. Que seja eterno. Bjos desta tia que te ama muito. Bjos sobrinho Alex.

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