Congratulations Gabriela and Alexander of Tucson, AZ!
After much deliberation, we’ve chosen a winner! Check out their story. You’ll fall in love with them as much as we did! (And who doesn’t love CHEESECAKE!!?!! )
Congratulations guys! Contact me so we can get together and begin planning your big day!
As told to KristieLynn Photography by Gabriella:
Their love story started in 2008 when Xander was singing for a praise group at La Sierra University. But it wasn’t until Xander’s sister introduced Gaby that they first spoke. A few months later Xander finally had the courage to ask Gaby on a date. A little walk led to a drive and a drive led to a kiss which sparked a fire that made them feel on “Top of the World.” By March 15th, 2009, over a Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory, it became official, Gaby and Xander were off the market and belonged only to each other. With God’s guidance, their like grew into love for one another and their passion brought them closer together. It was fairytale love but their biggest test was yet to come. As Xander left La Sierra to go to Loma Linda University to pursue his doctorate degree, he was moving away from his special someone, his one and only love, Gaby. At their final day at La Sierra, they made a promise that would last until they declared their eternal love for each other on their wedding day. They promised that every 15th day of the month, as they did in March, they will share a cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory and complete the full list until the day they say, “I do.” And so it has been, regardless of distance, time or circumstance, through good times and bad, they have continued their tradition only to ignite their firey love for one another even more as each month goes by. The physical distance between them increased but their love only grew closer and intimate as time went by. By the Fall of 2009, Xander decided he could no longer live so far away from his love. He decided to live next to Gaby’s campus so they could once again see each other everyday. It was that day, that Xander knew he wanted to share his love with Gaby and only Gaby, forever. There was no distance or force that could tear this couple apart. Through the peaks and valleys that relationships go through, and by the grace of God, it was their promise that they wanted to be together and in love forever that kept them moving forward. By the grace of God it was that promise that has kept this couple together month upon month, year upon year, cheesecake upon cheesecake. Finally, 23 cheesecakes later, Xander proposed a question to his love, Gaby on a “Night that changed our lives forever…”
Their wedding will take place on July 15th, 2012.