This Couple Took Their Engagement Photos at the Publix Where They Met

A pose by the produce. A smooch near the cookies.

A pose by the produce. A smooch near the cookies.

These scenes describe pictures from Dylan Smith and Alexandra Darch’s official engagement photos, taken at a Publix grocery store in Florida. 

Both are employees of the chain, and it's where the couple met.

They wound up at the supermarket for the shoot because it was raining. They originally wanted to take their pictures at a local nature reserve.

"We were both skeptical but I don't think we could be happier with the results," Darch told

It was photographer Jennifer Goodlet's idea.

"The whole goal with it wasn't to be like this crazy thing. My only priority is that they were happy or make them cry."

This love and groceries story began back in February 2017. Both say it was love at first sight.

At the time, Darch was working as a cashier at the market. Smith had just gotten a job in the grocery department.

"It was my first day, I was getting a store tour, I walked in, I walked past register and the first words that came out of my mouth were, 'Oh my God, that's the most beautiful girl I've ever seen,’" Smith told

"We made eye contact and of course it gave me instant butterflies,” Darch recalled.

However, a slight challenge presented itself — another co-worker liked Darch.

“I just kinda kept my comments to myself and just watched from afar and he tried to ask her on a date. And she was like, ‘Hey, I don’t date people that I work with,” Smith said.

That didn't end up matter for Smith, because just a little over two months later, he and Darch started dating.

"I had to let it cook but eventually it was good. It worked out," Smith joked.

The pair plan to officially walk down the aisle in January 2020.