September 30, 2017
Lani and Zach met on the very first day of freshman year at JMU! They were both members of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes and had moved into their dorm rooms early. Since they were the first two people on the floor, they became friends almost immediately. Lani and Zach have been dating since November of 2010.
Lani shared that Zach has always been a big fan of surprising her with scavenger hunts, though they’d always ended in cake or presents, not an engagement ring. So, while Lani was away on a media trip, Zach created a scavenger hunt out of his favorite pictures of them throughout the years. The final clue was a Ferrero Rocher (Lani’s favorite chocolate) hidden in a ring box with the note: “turn around, please.” When she did, Zach was waiting on one knee with the ring and popped the question! How cute is their engagement?! This is definitely one of the sweetest proposal stories I have heard!
In May of 2018, Lani and Zach are tying the knot at their favorite vacation spot! Both have always dreamed of saying their vows on a beach, so what better way to make that dream come true than get married in Costa Rica! As Lani described it: “there are no better beaches than the ones in Costa Rica where tropical cocktails and pipas frias abound!”
And guess what? I will be flying down to Costa Rica with them! I am beyond excited! It is such an honor and privilege to get document their dream wedding on the beach!
Engagement Venue| MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS
Wedding Venue| HOTEL PUNTA LEONA, COSTA RICA
Engagement Session was published on | DC REFINED