We’re back with another OTE couple spotlight! This week’s power couple, Brian & Aria, are due to get married later this month. So what better time to introduce you than now?!
They have a great proposal story that is straight out of your wildest dreams! The couple had planned a trip to London, Paris, and Amsterdam in May 2016. They had gone only briefly ring shopping earlier that year, so Aria knew they were headed in the right direction but didn’t know exactly when Brian would pop the big question.
One evening in Paris, Aria & Brian did an Eiffel Tower tour. When they got to the top of the Tower and Aria realized that Brian was NOT going to propose on that clear, starry night in Paris, Aria put any other ideas/expectations of a proposal out of her head.
The next night, Brian and Aria went to dinner to mark their final day in Paris. Brian had a co-worker who was also in Europe at the same time so he told Aria they would plan to meet up with his co-worker and his co-worker’s wife after dinner. Brian kept rushing Aria through dinner so that they could be on-time to meet up with the other couple at a meeting spot on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim Bridge. When Aria and Brian pulled up in the cab at the meeting spot, Aria noticed that it was the most beautiful setting overlooking the Eiffel Tower and Seine River. Since they were a few minutes early, Aria decided to take a few selfies while she waited (in true Aria fashion).
At one point, Aria turned around to grab for her purse; when she turned back, Brian was on one knee with the ring and a beautiful proposal speech! As it turns out, there was no “co-worker” to meet. Brian had made the entire story up to put Aria in place on the Bridge on-time, because he had a secret photographer capturing the entire moment from afar!
Brian claims that Aria did not officially say “yes” to his proposal question, just stuck out her hand for the ring.
As consultants, Brian & Aria both travel for work on a weekly basis, so the Delta Flight Museum was the perfect venue for a flight/travel themed shoot. They are both loyal Delta customers! The bride and groom also both love their hometown of Atlanta, so wanted to capture city skyline shots on the Jackson Street Bridge.
We can’t wait for their “City Chic” wedding in two short weeks (August 26th)! And Aria & Brian most look forward to celebrating their love with family and closest friends…Aria looks forward to the look on Brian’s face when she appears down the aisle, and Brian says he can’t wait to see Aria “coming down the aisle in that white dress.”
Their travel-themed engagement session was also featured on Munaluchi Bride!
Photographer: Dana Lee Jones Photography
Hair: Sheena Renee Gadson
Makeup: Robin Shanael MUA