Jessica and Dane met in July of 2017. Coming home from their first date, having drinks in the Village in Wauwatosa, Jessica told her sister how much she really liked Dane. She quoted Buddy the Elf and said, “I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!” But it wasn’t until that New Year’s Eve when they both confessed their love for one another.
Dane proposed in December 2019 in Madison on a trip to see the musical, Hamilton. Jessica shares the story, “After a delicious meal and watching the musical with Dane’s parents, we were walking around capital square. As hard as Dane tried to get me to walk across the street to the perfect location, I insisted I knew the quickest route and continued to walk. I did not realize what Dane was doing when he started to kneel. Once he called my name, I turned around and said, ‘Are you joking, is this real?’ Then he pulled the ring out of his pocket, I ‘pranced’ back to him with tears in my eyes. I was so surprised I could only nod a yes in between the tears. In addition to the surprise, my parents popped out from behind the corner and captured some sweet pictures of the event. Afterwards our families celebrated together with a champagne toast.”
This sweet couple is planning their wedding for next year, but we celebrated them with a gorgeous Engagement Session. STP Associate, Kyra, met them at St. Norbert College (Jessica’s alma mater) for a beautiful spring photo shoot.