Alexandra and Zach’s Crane Estate Engagement: Ipswich, Massachusetts

In Alexandra’s words, “it’s a tale as old as (social media dating app) time”.

She and Zach matched one night on Tinder and talked for a number of weeks before a first date. The night they finally met, Zach ordered an Orange Creamsicle cocktail and Alex immediately thought “any guy who orders a girly drink like that on a first date must be pretty confident!” Take note, gentlemen! The night ended at John Harvards with beer and football, cheering on Boston College, of course. Four years later, football continues to be a huge part of their relationship, Zach being the commissioner of their fantasy football league and Alex being the league champ (currently defending her crown).

This past summer, Alex and Zach traveled to Italy and Greece on vacation. Their room in Imerovigli, Santorini had a patio overlooking the ocean, Caldera, and Skaros Rock. It was the most beautiful backdrop for Zach’s proposal to Alex.

What made the moment even more special, was the ring… and not only because it’s beautiful! Ever since Alex was a little girl, her father (a jeweler) looked forward to the day he could design her engagement ring. With his help, Zach selected the perfect diamond for Alex. Each stone was then hand set by her father.

They’ll be married in September of 2019 and share an anniversary with Alex’s parents, who have been happily married for over 30 years.

I’m so honored to be a part of their story, and watch them (and their German Shepherd, Tyson <3) enter into this next chapter together.


  1. Leslie says:

    This is an incredibly beautiful love story. Alex is a cousin to me and I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting her handsome prince yet. Gorgeous pictures!!! The ring is strikingly beautiful and so specially made by her dad. Can’t help but tear up, happy tears of course!!! Sending much love to this beautiful couple, Love Leslie Chandler!!!!

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