Distance couldn't keep Ali and Chris apart. Shortly after meeting in high school and beginning their romance, Ali's family moved across country forcing the couple into a long distance relationship. Throughout college they kept their love alive by traveling back and forth for visits until finally they were able to move in together.
While on a vacation with family aboard the Disney Dream
, the two enjoyed dinner at Palo
before heading out on deck to watch the fireworks. As they found the perfect spot, Chris grabbed her hand and got down on one knee. Ali thought he was trying to dance but immediately realized he was asking her to marry him!
When it came to planning their wedding day, the couple knew they didn't want to be stressed out. The bride said, "we wanted to be focused on each other, our guests and our celebration." This made their decision to have a Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding a "no-brainer." The pair tied the knot at the Croquet Lawn at Disney's BoardWalk Inn almost 10 years to the day of their very first kiss. With a romantic portrait session at Disney's Animal Kingdom and reception at the Atlantic Dance Hall, Ali and Chris had a fun, unique and relaxing celebration.