#WeddingWednesday - Valentine's Day Proposal Goals

Nearly 40% of all proposals happen between the Thanksgiving holiday and [Valentine’s Day]
— Alexis Allen, Shayla Hawkins Events

As my inaugural #WeddingWednesday post AND on the eve of Valentine’s Day (is that a thing?? lol), I felt it was only apropos to post some proposal inspo for my fellow WAGs!! As we are about to close out engagement season — did you know that nearly 40% of all proposals happen between the Thanksgiving holiday and tomorrow?!?! — I share this style engagement shoot that {SHE} designed + executed just in case you wanna put a little (or not so little — hint, hint) bug in bae’s ear.

Typically, guys are not planners by nature nor the most detail-focused — who feels my pain in this area? — so getting some assistance as he is preparing to get on one knee is always a great idea!! Proposal planning isn't a trend anymore — it's the new norm. What girl doesn't love a creative, inspired + thought-out marriage proposal?! Well, prepare for some serious gushing with this oh-so-adorable proposal with Amber + Eugene...just in time for Love's Biggest Day! 

Happy V-Day, GALentines! 😘


Alexis of {SHE}

Valentine’s Day Proposal


Eugene left this cute little note for his fiancé-to-be — every little detail was planned to a “T”


<<Insert a dozen red roses, super sweet red balloons, a rather handsome man + an amazing cityscape!>>


Stop….Swoon….Continue on❣️


Thanks so much to our incredible {SHE} team of friendors ❤️:

Planning and Styling: {SHE} Shayla Hawkins Events
Photography: Mecca Gamble Photography
Location: Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Stationery Design: Loree Mayer Design
Hair and Makeup: Tamera Smith of Comfort Zone Salon 
Dress: Femi Boutique


Alexis Allen

Principal, Lead Planner of {SHE} + Co-Owner of SLATE Studio

Despite being a planner + detail-minded person by nature, Alexis Allen never fathomed that she would be in her current position as an entrepreneur + wedding + event planner. As a two-time graduate of THE Ohio State University, she had her heart + mind set on reporting from the sidelines with a career as a sportscaster. All the while, she still had a huge passion for fashion, business + people.  After several twists + turns in her personal life + professional career, Alexis found herself returning to her hometown of Pittsburgh at the perfect time – {SHE} was growing! With work experience in higher education/non-profit sector + event planning, styling + executing social soirees + iDos was the “marriage” of all things {SHE} loved. Alexis is very much enamored with incorporating unique elements to make her client’s day one-of-a-kind. She is constantly in pursuit of making their vision + dreams come to fruition -- or even better – go beyond their imagination.

In August 2017, Alexis, with partner, Shayla Hawkins, opened SLATE Studio in Downtown Pittsburgh, which is coined as a blank, intimate space for flexible use + chic celebrations + known as one of the premier event locations in the area. 

Alexis resides in the city of Pittsburgh with her husband, Will, a former NFL player who retired with the Pittsburgh Steelers after 12 years in the league, and their daughter, Eliana.