A Regent Law Wedding Story: Josh and Alexis Costello

Josh and Alexis Costello, Photo by Hampton Roads Photography

Story by: Rachel Smith and Stephanie Hartman Rojo 

We know of several Regent Law couples who fell in love in law school and got married. We want to share Josh and Alexis Costello's story with you. 

When we asked Josh and Alexis if they thought they’d meet their spouse in law school, both emphatically said, “No!”

That changed on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

Josh and Alexis, who answered our questions together, said they met in Dean James Murphy’s Drafting Contracts class. As stereotypical as it sounds, it was love at first sight.

Josh and Alexis Costello, Photo by Hampton Roads Photography
“Alexis walked in dressed to the nines, and Josh's jaw hit the floor,” the pair narrates. “Josh, being his bashful self, struck up a random conversation. We learned that we had not one, but three classes together.”

The next week, they went on their first date.

“It was the best decision I ever made—besides accepting Christ as my Savior,” Josh says.

It didn’t take long for Josh and Alexis to realize it was only a matter of time until they would get engaged.

On Christmas evening 2012, Josh pointed to the Christmas tree and asked Alexis to look for one last surprise.

“Maybe there’s another present,” he said.

Alexis investigated and saw a small wrapped box in a train car underneath the tree. She quickly unwrapped it. It was a ring box! Alexis opened it, but the box was empty.

“Then, Josh got on his knee, pulled a ring out of his shirt pocket, and said some sweet words that neither of us can remember,” says Alexis.

“Then I told Alexis, ‘You will make me the happiest man if you marry me,’” Josh adds. “Of course Alexis said, ‘Yes!’”

Josh and Alexis were married on Friday, September 27, 2013 at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In some ways, their big day was a “Regent Law Wedding.”

“Our best man, four of our bridesmaids, and one of our Scripture readers are current students or alumni. We are blessed with great friends at Regent Law. We couldn’t imagine celebrating our wedding without them.”

Costello Wedding Party, Photo by Hampton Roads Photography

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