Congratulations to these NearlyWeds!

Alex & Tyler

Tyler surprised me by moving up my birthday celebration a day early. He surprised me at home with a glass of wine and told me he was going to get my birthday present…and came back with a ring! He had just picked up the ring less than an hour before and couldn’t wait any longer!

I was SO surprised! Although I have dreamed of this day for the last 7 years of our relationship, I was convinced he wasn’t going to pop the question until after he graduated PT school this coming December.

I immediately facetimed my mom and dad who live in Virginia! They were currently out driving doing errands at the time. My mom was just as convinced that it wasn’t going to happen until at least 2018 so when I held up my left hand, she screamed so loud my dad almost ran off the road!

Photos by Xan Craven of Xan's Eye Photography

Madison & Rob

We were at my parents’ house for Christmas along with my family. After we took a family group picture, he pulled me to the front and asked me to marry him. He had broken his femur two months before that, but still got down on one knee. 

I knew the proposal was coming, but didn’t know when or where it would happen. I wasn’t expecting him to ask in front of my whole family. My best friends were the next to get the news.

Marguerite & Christopher

We got engaged on a carnival cruise ship in the middle of the ocean in the Grand Cayman Islands. Chris had apparently been planning to ask me on the beach in Grand Cayman in front of all of his immediate family. We had signed up for a different excursion than them, (swimming with dolphins)…one thing on my bucket list! All day he was wanting to leave our excursion and go to the beach his parents were on. I didn’t understand why and kept saying let’s enjoy our day just the two of us on the beach we already paid for. I could tell everyone was annoyed with me but couldn’t figure out why! We then got back on the ship and were getting ready for one more family photo all dressed up. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but as we were getting ready Chris kept going back to his parents’ room for ‘indigestion medication’. Really, he was trying to figure out how to ask me since I ruined his beach propose! Well, it was our turn to take a couple picture. The photographer had me put my hand on Chris’s chest and his heart was beating a million times a minute! He was so incredibly nervous. The photographer wanted us to turn and pose with Chris’s hands wrapped around me and Chris got down on one knee. With the first tears I’ve ever seen in his eyes, he said, ‘Will you marry me?’ It was such a raw beautiful moment I will never forget it!

Sami & Alex

He asked me at the end of our military/family photo shoot that we were doing before he shipped out for basic training. I was shocked! I was not expecting it even a little. 

Other than your spouse-to-be, who was the first person you shared your exciting “We’re Engaged!” news with and why were they the first?: My mother, Paula, was the first person I shared the news with, as she is my go to person and both of us agree she is top of the list for all major news.

Brittany & Matthew

Matt popped the question in our hotel room after a night out in Nashville. He waited for me to go to the bathroom to ‘set the scene’ and when I walked out he had the song ‘HOLY’ by Florida Georgia Line playing. He always said that song reminded him of me and that’s when he asked.
When I walked out of the bathroom, I was oblivious to what was going on. Then, when he looked at me, I knew and I was so in shock. The first person I shared the news with was my mother. She’s always been my ‘go-to’ and best friend and was the first person to pop in my mind after it happened.

Photos by J&A Photography

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Countryside Engagement Session in Kernersville

If there is one thing we love about North Carolina, it's that you can travel anywhere in the state for gorgeous, yet totally different views. Head west for the mountains, east for the beach, or stay right at home for the rolling hills.

Chelsea and Matthew's engagement session on these rolling countryside hills in Kernersville have us loving everything North Carolina has to offer. 

Thanks to Silver Feather Studios for sending this lovely session over!

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