Alex & John in Wilmington, NC
Alex and John had been dating close to three years when John went to Texas to celebrate Alex's birthday and visit some of her family in Austin.
The Bride Alexandra Lail (Alex) Simmons, 28, English teacher and coach
The Groom John Joseph Klitsch III, 28, sales representative
The Date September 8
At the hotel, John presented her with one of her presents: a small box that contained a silver keychain engraved with the initials AKS. "I joked that those weren't my initials," recalls Alex, "and John said that they will be, got down on one knee, and pulled out an even smaller box!" After his proposal, the couple started planning a destination wedding on Figure Eight Island.
- Jill Baughman