When Ashley Kelley and Brandon Kappus met in the summer of 2011, they each instantly knew they were soulmates. “I immediately felt that this could turn into something real. This was a person who would understand me and my goals,” says Brandon, who works for the federal government. From their first date, Ashley remembers being most surprised by how much the two had in common. “We talked a lot about our families and what was important to us in life. We were so in sync with our values,” says Ashley, a resident physician.
It took just 20 months of dating to confirm that they were both committed to forever, and a proposal followed during a getaway in Belize. After a week of exploring the Mayan ruins, the couple traveled beachside to spend the last few days by the water. “We took a walk out on the pier after dinner one day, and Brandon got down on one knee and popped the question,” says Ashley of the intimate engagement. “It was just the two of us; it was a very romantic and special moment.”
When it came to their engagement photo session, in preparation for their fall nuptials in Boca Raton, Florida, the couple opted for a timeless and classic look, showcasing fall in Washington. Susie Hadeed, of Inspired Photography by Susie and Becky, captured the couple as they strolled the streets of Georgetown.