We couldn't have asked for prettier light or a prettier couple in two of our favorite local locations - beautiful historic Beaufort, NC and Atlantic Beach, NC. Read more about Ashley + Max and check out their gorgeous engagement session!
How did you meet? We initially met in 2006 at UNCW. Max’s roommate, Matt, and Ashley’s roommate, Crystal, were high-school sweethearts who moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW. Ashley & Max met through their roommates and became very close friends. This friendship continued on for several years. It wasn’t uncommon to find Max hanging out with Ashley and a group of 10 of her girlfriends (smart guy). In January of 2009, Ashley moved to Raleigh for a 3 month internship. It was during this time that it hit Ashley; she really missed Max and found herself going back to Wilmington on the weekends to visit. Shortly after the internship ended, on April 4, 2009, Max finally came to his senses and presented Ashley with a question that she'd been dying to hear, "so, are we officially dating?" – Ashley said “I sure hope so!" The rest is history.
Tell us your proposal story! Earlier this year, we took a family vacation to London, Paris, and Edinburgh with Max’s family. While in Paris, we spent an evening sitting on the lawn next to the Eiffel tower, drinking wine and enjoying the tower's beauty as the sun was setting. Every evening, the Eiffel Tower sparkles for 5 minutes every hour, on the hour. On June 4, 2015, during the 11:00 p.m. illumination, Max very nervously pulled Ashley to her feet and got down on one knee. He asked Ashley a question that she thought she would NEVER hear "will you marry me?” She obviously said YES (and cried sweet tears of JOY)! It was the greatest fairy tale moment that a girl could ever dream of. To top it all off, Max's amazing family captured this incredible moment on camera, which will be cherished forever.
What has been your favorite part of being engaged? We have been overwhelmed with love and support from all of the people that are so important to us. As we plan our wedding day, we are so excited by the idea of having all of the people that we love in one place, at one time. It is going to be such a fun day.
Having a gorgeous ring to stare at isn’t so bad either ;)!