{engagement stories} Alycia and James find their love story at the beach

Alycia and James find their love story at the beach

Alycia and James met at a local beach in 2010, but life took them in different directions. Then, two years later (almost to the day and almost at the same spot!), Alycia says they saw each other again. “So naturally, that day at the beach was the beginning of our love story…”

Bride & Groom: Alycia & James
Wedding Date: June 24, 2017
Engagement Shoot Location: Burning Kiln Winery & Turkey Point Beach
Photography: Have Heart Photography

“James proposed at sunset on a quiet, beautiful white sand beach in St Maarten on May 12th, 2015 (my parent’s wedding anniversary!)” – Alycia

“We had spent the day wandering around in downtown Phillipsburg, in and out of shops and sipping on Caribbean cocktails… We went back to our condo and decided to grab something quick for dinner. We stayed in our swim suits and headed out the door. Before going to the restaurant we took a short stroll along the shoreline in front of our condo. When we were walking back, James pointed something out in the sand ahead of us. I was clueless, kept walking by, noticing that there was a bottle of wine and two wine glasses sitting in the sand.”

“The next thing I knew James spun me around and was down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Throughly shocked, happy tears I sputtered out a yes and we heard many ‘Congratulations!’ from the balconies all around us. It really was the happiest day of our lives – but we have no doubt that the wedding day will top it!”