I met up with Alison and Leo at New Orleans City Park for their romantic New Orleans engagement session. These two met in New Orleans because of a St Louis Cardinals baseball cap, they are both big fans of the Cards! Check out their love story:
Q. How did you meet and how long have you been together ?
A. Leo and I met in New Orleans during the summer of 2007. I was currently still in school at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, however I was doing an internship at Tulane hospital in New Orleans that summer. Leo and I met at Bruno’s a local college bar near Tulane campus. I was leaving the bar and Leo was entering the bar. Baseball season was in full swing and I am a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. As I was leaving I passed by a handsome man (Leo) wearing a St. Louis Cardinals hat. So I yelled “Go Cardinals!” He saw me and stopped me from leaving the bar. We learned we had a lot in common. I was trying to enter the medical field and he was currently a student at Tulane Medical School. We talked for about 45 minutes and exchanged information. He called me 5 days later for a date at “all you can eat, boiled crabs” at St. Charles Tavern. Since then we kept in touch long distance while I finished up college at ASU. Most of our relationship has been long distance. We lived together for 1 1/2 years in Alexandria, LA till I got into PA school.Q. Where did you go on your first date?
A. St. Charles Tavern for “all you can eat, boiled crabs”Q. Tell us about the proposal. We want all the details!
A. We were living in Alexandria Louisiana at the time. We made plans to stay in New Orleans for New Years. We drove down Dec. 29th 2012. Leo wanted to go to Pat O’briens to meet up with some friends. Leo knows one of the managers and we ran into him as we were walking in the bar. The manager said that he had a table open for us next to the Pat O’briens fountain. Twenty minutes or so later one of the workers approached me and asked if I wanted to light the fountain. I was a little hesitant because I am sort of shy but Leo encouraged me to do it. So as I went to light the fountain one of the photographers came by and asked to get a picture. After I lit the fountain I turned in for a picture with Leo and I saw that he was down on his knee. He asked if I would make him that happiest man at Pat’Obrians and marry him. I looked at the ring box and it looked empty. I look at him and the box with a confused look on my face. I then realized the box was upside down when he opened it. He was sooooo nervous. I laughed at him and he looked a little concerned. I told him the box was upside down and said YES!!! The whole event was caught on camera by the photographer. After the proposal we met up with friends to listen to jazz music at the Ritz.
Q. Do you have a special song together?
A. You’re nobody till somebody loves you- Frank Sinatra