Alexandra Grillo, Mike Rowshandel

Alex and Mike, both 27, are consultants. They live in Rosslyn.

The Main Event: They’re going to tie the knot Nov. 3 at a Catholic church on Capitol Hill, with their reception at a plush Georgetown hotel.

How They Met: Depending who you ask, middle school (Mike) or high school (Alex). After years in the friend zone, they began dating their senior year.

First Date: Dinner at Carrabba’s.

First Kiss: At a Halloween party. He was dressed as Shrek, and she was dressed as french fries. “Super romantic,” she says.

How He Proposed: At sunrise at the Outer Banks with their puppy, a breakfast picnic and a scrapbook of their nine years together.

Most Stupid Fight: “My belief that meat was the best source of protein versus beans caused quite the controversy,” Mike says.

 

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