Alexa Zellers & Jacob Alsadek
January 15, 2022
Alexa and Jacob met 3 years ago in Scottsdale, Arizona at none other than a Holiday Inn. Alexa had just graduated Lindenwood University and had moved to Nashville with her sister, Emerald. Parker Zellers (Alexa's double cousin) played football at the University of Arizona with Jacob and they were good friends. Parker was eager to find Alexa a date when she came home for Thanksgiving. Jacob asked Parker for Alexa's number, without questioning, Parker handed it right over.
Fast forward to the night before the big rivalry game (Arizona vs. Arizona State, Nov. 24, 2017) It's a tradition for players and families to see each other at the player’s hotel the night before. Casually, a huge, 6'7, Jake came walking up to the entire Zellers/Carroll family (which is large), to introduce himself. This was their first meeting in person and of course, he crushed it! He had his picture taken with everyone in the family including Grandma Carroll. Over the next month they went on countless dates, they traveled back and forth to Nashville, spent hours on facetime dates and soon became the best of friends.
After the holidays, their long distance relationship began…and well, it's still going! Over the course of time, Alexa moved back to Scottsdale to start a new job and Jake started an amazing career on the road coaching college football.
On August 10, 2020, Jacob finally muzzled up the courage to ask Alexa to marry him! Jake surprised Alexa with a date night on the riverfront in Ohio. Little did she know he had something else planned, instead of driving 10 minutes, they drove 35 minutes in the opposite direction. While Alexa's suspicions were getting high, Jacob distracted himself with phone calls to recruits (HA!). They finally pulled up to the most beautiful enchanted green forest, and well, the rest was a total blur. As many know, this was a long time coming and Alexa was beyond thrilled. It was an official YES!
Alexa and Jacob are extremely excited to celebrate this journey with all of you! Get ready for the best weekend in Scottsdale, AZ! We can't wait to celebrate with you and officially become Mr. and Mrs. Alsadek!