Alexa & Lee
Lee is an Atlanta native, born and raised in the great southern peach state. He went to undergrad at Samford University in Birmingham, AL and went on to Florida State University School of Law. He moved back to Atlanta shortly thereafter and joined a large regional civil litigation defense firm, primarily representing insurers and physicians in lawsuits. In 2016 he joined the trial practice law firm of Finch McCranie LLP as a partner.
Alexa grew up in Arlington, VA and attended undergrad at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Go Hokies! She moved to Atlanta in 2011 for her first job after college and has been in the commercial real estate industry ever since.
Alexa and Lee first met on an October evening in Midtown Atlanta in 2014. Earlier that day, Lee successfully completed his first week-long jury trial in Albany, Georgia and won the case! The two had communicated online and by phone but had never met in person. Eager to meet Alexa, Lee jumped in his car as soon as the trial ended and made the 200-mile trip back to Atlanta in record time. Lee arrived at the restaurant first and was able to snag a spot at the crowded bar. After a few minutes, Lee turned around and saw Alexa walk through the door. Lee remembers thinking she was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen. The chemistry between Alexa and Lee was obvious from the start. They enjoyed a three-hour dinner together and closed down the restaurant on their first date.
The two were pretty much inseparable after that first date. After many trips (and lots of weddings!), they got to know each other's families well, and moved in together in Buckhead.
Lee had known for a long time that he wanted to propose to Alexa but wanted to find the right moment. After a trip down to Seaside, FL over Memorial Day weekend Lee couldn't wait any longer. He bought a ring the day after the trip and started coordinating the big weekend ahead with family and friends.
A couple weeks after Memorial Day, unbeknownst to Alexa, Lee flew down to Fort Myers, FL to have lunch with Alexa's father, Mike. Lee told Mike he was planning to propose to Alexa very soon and asked for his blessing. Lee popped the question 5 days later at Lake Oconee and completely shocked Alexa!
Both of them feel incredibly blessed to be marrying the love of their life and can't wait to spend the weekend celebrating with all of you in May of 2017!