Some couples take their engagement photos on a beach, in a field of flowers, or at a local monument. But Samantha Roberts and Jeff Gilleland, on the other hand, recently celebrated their future wedding with a photo shoot at Olive Garden – and yes, the results are pasta-tively glorious.
Olive Garden has been a huge part of Samantha and Jeff’s relationship and will also play a role in their upcoming wedding. Not only did the Michigan couple frequent the restaurant chain for date nights during their courtship, but Jeff also popped the big question while he and Samantha were in Italy on a weeklong “Pasta Passport” trip they won from an Olive Garden contest. As for the menu at their wedding reception? It’ll be catered by – you guessed it! – Olive Garden, with a so-called breadstick bar planned to be the late-night snack.
For their engagement shoot, photographer Jeanne Sherman took photos of Jeff and Samantha both outside and inside an Olive Garden restaurant. They posed at a table surrounded by unlimited pasta, toasted with red wine, and even nestled Samantha’s gorgeous engagement ring into a basket of breadsticks for one frame-worthy photo op. Although the chain’s famous salad wasn’t featured in the spread, they did share a sweet spaghetti noodle kiss moment à la Lady and the Tramp.
Ahead, admire all the photos from the couple’s Olive Garden-themed engagement shoot, and you’ll certainly develop a hankering for fettuccine Alfredo in the process.