How these two got together is truly fate. Ashley attended Iowa State in college and Alex went to a school in South Dakota, their paths never crossed until a mutual friend was showing Alex pictures of her Iowa State friends. Alex pointed to a picture and asked, “Who is that?” The girl Alex pointed to was Ashley and he instantly wanted to know everything about her. Not ever meeting in person, Alex took the leap of faith and messaged Ashley. After time of talking, they decided to meet up in person. Only a few hours of seeing each other, they just knew they needed to turn their friendship into a relationship. After years of dating, Alex proposed to Ashley in Italy. These two have been planning their wedding for quite some time and have been so strong through planning their wedding during such a difficult time. Never in a million years did Ashley & Alex think while dreaming up their wedding that they would need to change plans due to a pandemic. Ashley & Alex plan to have an intimate wedding with close family members on August 8th, 2020 and will also be having a celebration in May 2021 in order to safely celebrate with all their family and friends. I’ve only known Ashley and Alex for a very short time, but every interaction I’ve had with them has been so amazing! They are such down to earth and kind people and I am beyond excited for these two to start their journey together as husband and wife. They are absolutely perfect for one another!!