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Anastasia and Shankar are looking forward to a traditional Indian wedding ceremony on the other side of the world, but chose an Italian-inspired location for their engagement session, captured on film by Jen Symes Photography! Walking along the canals in Dallas’s Las Colinas neighborhood, Jen captured so many sweet, intimate moments between this beautiful couple in the classic, timeless look for which film is known and loved. Anastasia and Shankar chose two outfits – one more casual and one a bit more dressy and dramatic – perfectly showcasing their sophisticated style. Scroll through these gorgeous photos and read more below to find out how this couple met and how Shankar proposed! Cheers!

Photos // Jen Symes Photography

From the bride: “We met at a pub in Addison on a Monday evening. He was there watching the Spurs game with his friend and catching up, and I was there actually waiting on a date. Shankar noticed me sitting alone, drinking water, looking too beautiful to not talk to (his words). So he introduced himself and charmed his way into a date! He proposed at dinner with my mother and grandparents present at the St. Martin’s Wine Bistro in Dallas where we had our first date and celebrated our one-year anniversary.”