Photos: Jihan Abdalla Photography, Los Angeles | Location: Bride’s aunt and uncle’s backyard, Lakewood
Andrea & Robert in Lakewood, CA
Andrea thought Robert was the cutest boy in her fifth grade glass, but he transferred schools before she could work her charm. When they met again in high school, they hung out with the same group only to lose touch after graduation. One night years later, Robert was in one of Andrea’s dreams, so she called him to see what he was up to and they met for dinner at Robert’s apartment (he cooked eggplant parmesan!). As they rekindled their friendship they developed crushes on each other and soon started dating.
The Bride Andrea Tropeano, 32,a teacher
The Groom Robert Strouse, 32, a chemical dependency counselor
The Date August 8
Nine months later, Robert took Andrea to Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, his favorite place to watch the sunset, and proposed.
- Jaimie Dalessio