Alexis & Alberto: A Traditional Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

Alexis and Alberto first met while going to school in Philadelphia -- Alexis was finishing up a bachelor's degree while Alberto studied for the bar exam. Although fate had much to do with our paths crossing, we also owe a great deal of thanks to my friend Brittany, who spotted him from across the room, the bride says. The Bride Alexis Ramos , 25, preschool teacher The Groom Alberto Soler, 33, attorney The Date June 16 While on their way to a surprise birthday party for Alexis' father, Alberto shared a surprise of his own -- he asked Alexis to marry him. It turns out their parents had been in on the planning, and the party was to celebrate their engagement. Though the two later moved to New York, they chose to marry back in the city where they met and fell in love.