Erin + Benjamin

Erin + Benjamin

Iowa City Engagement Photos by Oldani Photography

Iowa City / Kinnick Stadium / Ped Mall

What was your first date?:  Our first date was at Takanami, a sushi restaurant in Iowa City.

Tell us the story of the proposal?:  On the first day of May, after much convincing on Ben's part (Erin did not want to get out of bed after their post-brunch nap), they took a walk through Forest Park in St. Louis. Ben took Erin to the most beautiful spot, near the fountains at the base of Art Hill and asked her to spend forever with him. Through tear-filled "really?!" and "are you serious?!" moments, she said yes.

What is the mixtape of your relationship?:  Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon, Songbird by Fleetwood Mac, Love Yourself by Justin Bieber (Ben's favorite), Genghis Kahn by Miike Snow, Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift... and a whole lot of musical soundtracks (Book of Mormon, Les Mis, The Sound of Music)

What is your date style?:  All of the above! We love going to sporting events, concerts, and comedy shows as well as just relaxing at home.

Benjamin, What do you claim as your hometown?:  Libertyville, IL

Erin, What do you claim as your hometown?:  Libertyville, IL

Do either of you have a hobby? If so, what is it?:  We enjoy traveling, experiencing the great outdoors (via walking/hiking or kayak), attending concerts, cooking together, and trying new places in St. Louis. Ben loves baseball and barbeque, Erin loves puppies and brunch. They both love their alma mater, the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.