Katie and Joey are great! They’re friendly, they’re kind, and all around enjoyable to be around! :)! Since I hadn’t met them yet in person before their engagement session, we went and had a drink before in Old Town. Hanging out with them felt like hanging out with two friends! Their love and relationship is amazing to watch. They’re both so calm with each other and you can tell they truly are each other’s best friend!
Katie and Joey both went to the University of Illinois, but didn’t meet until their senior year, thanks to a class they had together. The two of them were paired together in a group project. It was from there, that thing’s began to start. Their first date was when Joey asked Katie to his semi-formal for his fraternity. Being each other’s date obviously went really well because then they had a first official date on campus where they spent time together having dinner at a local restaurant. The two of them have been together now for almost 6 years.
The proposal was a surprise to Katie, even though the prep for the proposal was happening right in front of her eyes the whole time. Even the ring shopping! Joey got Katie’s ring right near her work without her knowing or an accidental bump in! He also planned the whole thing to happen on their roof deck of their home in Chicago.
They had plans to update and decorate their roof deck, but since it had been raining, Katie never stepped foot outside for a few days. Which was perfect timing for Joey. Little did she know, Joey was decking it alllllll out with lights and planters to make it perfect for when he proposed. Once it was finally finished, Joey invited Katie out to the roof deck one night night and he asked her to be his wife.
The two of them love to do a variety of things together. Every night you can find them cooking dinner together in the kitchen, especially in the winter. (I don’t blame them, I wouldn’t walk to go out to eat in Chicago in the winter either! Haha!) They also love to host friends at their apartment and be outside/work out together. But as Katie says, “city style work out / be outside”; bike rides, walks around the neighborhood, you name it!
The two of them are getting married next year at Galleria Marchetti and I absolutely cannot wait! So excited to have them as an Alexandra Lee couple!!!
Katie & Joey!
Ahhh! I had such a great time hanging out with you guys and getting to know you both at at your engagement session! 🙂 You two are such a joy to hangout with and I’m sooo excited for next April! It’s going to be amazing! Can’t come soon enough!