Love is in the air at Gordmans in Springfield, Illinois! Sales Associate, Erica met the man of her dreams while working at Gordmans. And from there a Gordmans love story blooms.
How They Met
4 years ago, while in graduate school, Erica was working as a part time Sales Associate during the holidays. When doing markdowns in the Juniors department she noticed Joseph. He was a cute guy who kept walking by the Juniors department, who was probably not shopping for Juniors clothing. He approached her and told her she was really beautiful and gave her his contact information.
Erica didn’t contact him right away. In fact, she thought she lost his contact information. 3 months later she was cleaning and found the business card that Joseph had given her. She took the plunge and called him and they talked for hours. This then lead to a first date. The rest of this love story is history.
Erica and Joseph were going to a friend’s early surprise birthday party. While she was busy with all the details of what to wear he was busy planning a surprise proposal at the end of the night. He was nervous but when it came time to give a toast he got up and started talking about Erica and got down on one knee. She said Yes! And the restaurant cheered them on!
The Engagement Photos
Since it all began at Gordmans they decided to do their engagement photo session at Gordmans. This captured how they met and became a truly unique way to set their photos apart from everyone else.
In full planning mode Erica has most of the plans made for their special day. In fact, a week after the proposal she had the major plans already confirmed. Of course her colors are purple, just like Gordmans! She is adding her own unique touch with DIY projects for centerpieces, glittering the bridesmaid shoes and Joseph is even helping custom design the invitation.
A big thanks to Erica and Joseph for sharing their story with us!
Photography by Manuel Ortiz Photography