Carlotta + Alex
location: brockhouse restaurant
date: august 25 2016
the story of carlotta + alex
"From the moment we met there was always a lovable energy for one another, but at the mere age of 19 one would not be able to predict what was in store for our future lifetime together"
we met on October 15th, 2008 in Huntsville, Alabama. From the moment we met there was always a lovable energy for one another, but at the mere age of 19 one would not be able to predict what was in store for our future lifetime together. Not even a month from introduction in a small town called Tupelo, Mississippi, after a company Halloween Party, we kissed for the first time. With our careers as Professional Ice Skaters for Disney On Ice, we were living side-by-side exploring many places around the world. During the week of American Thanksgiving we happened to be in beautiful Greensborough, North Carolina and that’s when Alex told me he had fallen in love with me, and in that moment I knew it was the start of an impeccable love story.
We have been together for nearly 8 years, and have been fortunate enough to fall in love in many exotic places around the globe. Together we have traveled to 5 continents and have enjoyed every step of the way. Luckily, we are not finished our explorations. Over two years ago the opportunity arose for us to skate together as a pair team aboard luxury cruise ships. Our goal during every performance is to deliver a show that will be remembered for the audience as well as for ourselves in the way we express our love for both skating and for each other.”
TIME: 2:00 pm
location: shangri la vancouver
It was spring of 2014 in colourful Brazil, and after having a month apart we were very excited to reunite. I believe you should be aware that I was a little upset when Alex was unable to visit me during our time apart, yet not knowing what special surprise he had waiting for me…
After a long travel day I finally arrived to the hotel and Alex was standing at the foot of the doorway with a single rose in hand. There was something extra special about seeing him again; there was definitely an extra sparkle of love in his eyes.
Alex had arrived in Porto Alegre, Brazil just a single day before myself. After a long travel day I finally arrived to the hotel and Alex was standing at the foot of the doorway with a single rose in hand. There was something extra special about seeing him again; there was definitely an extra sparkle of love in his eyes. I ran into his arms and the scent and comfort of his presence was everything I needed. Like the charming gentleman he is he insisted on carrying my luggage to the room. I opened the door and he had decorated the room with hundreds of beautiful roses.
Alex and I have a little tradition where every time we go to our respectable homes we give each other treats and gifts from our countries. Alex has given me different types of adorable giraffes over the years and this time he had given me the cutest one yet! As I was admiring its cuteness I heard him say ‘I have one more special surprise for you…’ So I looked up, and there he was down on one knee. I screamed. It was the happiest I had ever felt in my life. I knew that in that moment my life would forever be complete. We huddled on the floor and cried tears of joy. I was so happy that he had chosen the idea of proposing in our hotel because this is where we grow up together, these places were our homes, and the very first moment in 2008 our eyes met in a hotel.
"I love you because you loved me first. You look me in the eyes with love. I feel alive when I’m with you."
from carlotta to alex
TIME: 5:00 pm
location: spanish banks
TIME: 7:00 PM
"You are my best friend, my confidant, my skating partner; but more importantly, you are, and forever will be, the love of my life. I will always walk side by side with you, not 10 steps ahead, cherish you and support you through whatever life throws in our way.
I promise to raise and support a family with you, grow old with you, and to always be your English prince."
"This celebration is a reminder that your life will not only be measured in the number of years, it will be counted in small joys and good times and laugh lines, as well as heartaches and sorrows shared. It will be counted in the things you do with pride and effort, with dreams boldly followed and hopes kept alive. It will be the sweet memories you gather along the way, in the love that surrounds you, the warm thoughts that cheer you, and the happiness that fills your hearts."
TIME: 10:00 PM