Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Kristy and Spiryt’s engagement shoot from Alexis Schwallier Photography. Taken in these gorgeous Tim Burton/Edward Scissorhands inspired gardens, they make such a gorgeous couple.. (I also get to feature their wedding soon)
Spiryt & I met by him stalking me at work at the mall (I truly thought “Wow, this guy is kind of awesome for thinking that I am this cool to be that into me” and it was kind of endearing). He worked upstairs for Verizon at the time, & I was a retail manager at Bath & Body Works. One of my friends, Asia, that worked with Spiryt had mentioned that he was wanting to ask me out.
She showed me a picture of him on her phone (this is back in 2006 when smartphones were super pixelated). All I saw were these amazing dreadlocks, and I was intrigued by his Lenny Kravitz-like looks.. I was geeking out that this really attractive guy wanted to meet me.
Asia kept putting in the good word for Spiryt, and she set us up meeting for the 1st time. She said, “He is coming down after work today at 4:30 to meet you”. That day, I planned to leave work early but as soon as I was walking out of my store, there Spiryt was in all his glory. I smiled so big – he was definitely more than what I expected. Such a gentleman.
Spiryt is a poet and, at the time, was hardcore into that scene. He asked me out on a date to a poetry show one of his friends was hosting. That was our official first date. He bought me some really pretty earrings for our 1st date, which has never happened to me before. As the night went on, Spiryt got on stage to spit his poem and his voice was so sexy. I am pretty sure I fell in love with him that night.
As for our engagement, Spiryt surprised me on Christmas Eve of 2013. (He was acting really strange that entire day) He proposed to me at my grandparents’ house. I definitely was not expecting that since we were together for 8 years.
When searching for my wedding dress, I knew that I wanted a strapless dress to show off my star tattoos.. You’ll have to head back to see what it look like!
How cute are Kristy and Spiryt? Thank you to them both and to Alexis Schwallier Photography for sharing their engagement shoot with Marry Me Ink today. Make sure you leave them some love, and to keep you eyes peeled for their full wedding – Coming soon to Marry Me Ink.