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Alex & Dylan

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Alex Cocca

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Dylan Nelson

May 20, 2023

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Our Story

Alex and Dylan met online while Dylan was traveling to Lexington to interview for a job at the University of Kentucky Hospital. Though Alex could barely find an hour in her day as a 1st year General Surgery resident at UK, they instantly created a connection thanks to daily FaceTime calls while Dylan was a 6-hour drive away in Winston-Salem, NC. As fate would have it, Dylan was offered a role at UK (on Valentine's Day no less) and moved to Lexington in March 2020, where they moved into an apartment together.

The Proposal

Dylan (and Bert) decided to propose on Friday, September 3rd 2021 at sunrise at Talon Winery. In a minor miracle, Dylan convinced Alex that Talon was having a Labor Day Weekend Sunrise brunch (spoiler alert, they weren't) and booked a reservation along with another couple they were friends with. Alex had no idea and begrudgingly agreed to go in semi-formal attire (again, minor miracle). It was during that beautiful Lexington sunrise, Dylan got down on one knee and had Alex check Bert's dog tag, which read "Mom, will you marry dad? Love, Bert". That weekend, Alex and Dylan were already planning to fly to Charlotte for the Georgia-Clemson football game where both families were meeting. But now they had more than a football game to celebrate!