The joy that Felicia and Dave share is absolutely contagious! I had so much fun hanging out with these two during their engagement session at the cascades of Lake Mohegan in Fairfield, Connecticut. Over the years they had hiked the paths in the park around the lake, and I adored that Felicia and Dave chose to do their session at a location which held a special meaning to them! After a short hike into the woods, we were brought to a beautiful cascading river that leads into Lake Mohegan. We walked around the paths and bridges that surround either side of the river, stopping to snap some photos as we went along.
One weekend as Dave and Felicia were shopping for their new home, they met their realtor at a local coffee shop. Conveniently, it was next to the sushi place where they shared their first date almost 6 years ago! Felicia spotted it and Dave if he’d be interested in having lunch there, to which he agreed. Little did she know what Dave had planned for later that day! The two looked at a couple of houses and ended up in a different town. Felicia suggested they should go have lunch somewhere else, but last minute she changed her mind and decided that she did in fact want to drive back up to the sushi place. During their meal, she was worried about an open house closing while they were still at the restaurant, so Felicia tried to rush Dave to pay for the bill. After sitting there for a while, he still hadn’t paid the bill and was very quiet. She looked at him and asked, “Are you okay?” Dave struck a tear and that’s when Felicia realized… it was happening! She leaped up and gave him a huge hug and said yes right as he got down on one knee, before he even had a chance to say anything!
Dave and Felicia are getting married at Tashua Knolls in Trumbull, Connecticut in August, and we know their day is going to be a blast!
When did you know you'd found "the one"?
Felicia: “It’s cheesy, but literally from the moment we met. We met at a bar at a mutual friend’s birthday party. I sat down next to him at the bar (he remembers sitting next to me) and we spent hours chatting. Our friends commented that we had “sparks” between us. He was the first person I could spend hours talking to without the conversation becoming awkward or boring. Almost every other sentence ended with us laughing together and from that moment I knew!”
Dave: “When I couldn’t imagine my life without her.”
What's one thing you love about your partner?
Felicia: “His sanity. I have never met someone so incredibly flexible and even tempered… even when I’m not!”
Dave: “How she lights up whatever room she’s in. We joke that she can stop any baby from crying by smiling at it, but the truth is that she has that effect on everyone.”
Besides getting married, what is one thing you're looking forward to on your wedding day?
Felicia: “Seeing all of the people that we love all in one place together!”
Dave: “The first look. I can’t wait to see Felicia in her dress!”
What's one thing you're looking forward to about marriage?
Felicia: “Officially claiming him as mine!”
Dave: “Getting to spend the rest of our lives together.”
I hope you enjoyed this Lake Mohegan engagement session! Do you know Felicia and Dave? Show them some love by commenting below!
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