Stacy + Jake

A few weeks ago, my most adorable friend Stacy came to me with big news.
Big, SECRET news that no one else yet knew about.
Well, the secret is out and now I can FINALLY fill you all in:

When Stacy and Jake got engaged, they decided not to tell anyone (except their parents) and just send out surprise Save the Date cards.  How fun is that?

When she asked me if I’d be a part of the big reveal, I could not have said “YES” any faster.  I was SO honored, and beyond excited to shoot some photos of the happy couple.
Seriously, could they be any cuter?
The answer is no.
I knew Stacy for about two years before I ever met her.  (That sounds so creepy.  I promise it’s not.)  We both worked for the same company on different coasts, so we would “talk business” every single day.

(By “talk business” I really mean “complain about how broke and miserable we were.”)

Thank goodness those days are behind us.
When my dad met Stacy for the first time, he said:

“I know why you’re friends with her.  She looks like Lady Gaga.”
Stace, don’t worry.  You are MUCH prettier.
This past weekend, I had the honor of meeting Jake for the first time.  He was every bit as lovely as Stacy promised he would be.  It was a thrill to be in the presence of two people who were so genuinely in love.
They gave me hope that — one day — I, too, will find my counterpart.
Even if he happens to be a Rangers fan. True love conquers all, no?
“To love is nothing.
To be loved is something.
To love AND be loved is everything.”
Stacy and Jake, thank you so much for letting me be a part of something so true and special.  I could not be happier for you!  I’m wishing you a lifetime full of love and happiness.

(Let’s go Giants.  Sorry Jake.)
For more photos » click here!


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Comments (10)

  1. LOVE the photos!! Congrats to them!

  2. That’s so exciting! I’ve known Stacy since we were really little – beautiful pics!

  3. I LOVE YOU!!! and i love love. and i love this blog. and i am so happy it is friday so i can read frank’s post.


  4. Alyssa, I love the pictures!
    Can’t wait to meet you.
    Stacy’s Mom

  5. this is brilliance.
    I’m shooting my first wedding this weekend. Come with meeeeeeeee <3

    p.s. your friend absolutely looks like Gaga.
    p.p.s. but way prettier.

  6. Ahhhh my little babies! Love and miss you both Alyssa and Stacy. And major congrats to you Stacy and Jake! Xo

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  8. LOVE IT ALL. Great job Alyssa and SO SO happy for you Stace!! XO

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