It was July 28th, 2018. Dan took Ali out for a nice dinner to one of their favorite restaurants. After dinner, he brought her back to his house and walked her out to his sun porch. The porch was lined with candles and roses. Dan asked Ali to be his wife and she, of course, said, “Yes!”. And if that wasn’t enough of a shock, he then surprised her with all their closest family and friends waiting for them at a local bar to celebrate. Dan and Ali attended Waverly-Shell Rock together and were in the same class. Their sisters were also in the same grade and played some sports together. They are sure they knew of each other from a very young age. On October 5th, they will have been together for 6 years and on their wedding day (which also happens to be October 5th) it will be exactly 7 years dating!
“I love how he makes me feel. He makes me feel beautiful almost every second of the day. He makes me feel at home no matter where we are or what we are doing. We just have to be together to have a great time, and he never ceases to make me laugh.” – Ali
“I love that she’s given me a best friend that I can count on for literally anything I need. She’s been there for many big moments in my life and has helped me cope through some tough times that I have had. I love that she challenges me and is very competitive. I love that she loves to be with me. Never in my life have I had someone that truly enjoys my company more than her, and I think that’s so awesome.” – Dan Their first date was a long time ago but probably included a McDonalds Frappe freshman year. They both call Waverly home but attended different colleges. Ali went to Coe College while Dan is finishing his final semester at Iowa State. One of their favorite things to do is have a night in for a change and grab a few movies (or some sports) and order Chinese takeout. “Ali is driven, competitive, loving, caring, and compassionate.” – Dan “Daniel is social, class clown, kind-hearted, puppy loving, and a great friend.” – Ali In their spare time, they like hanging out with friends, watching live music, watching Netflix, and going to the movie theater to see the newest superhero movie. Ali is a software engineer in the Government GPS Department at Rockwell Collins. Daniel is still finishing his final semester at Iowa State University and is working part-time for Optometric Architects in the Marketing Department. “I had such a huge crush on her (still do), and still can’t believe I get to marry the most beautiful girl in the world.” – DanDan and Ali are so excited for their big day next October and to celebrate their marriage with all the people they love. Dan & Ali – Thank you for the incredible evening! I had such a blast capturing your infectious joy and love for one another. I am so excited for this next chapter for you and honor I’m the lucky gal documenting it. Xo. Sene
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