A summer engagement session with two Pirates in Atlantic Beach, NC
How did you meet? Mason and I first met towards the end of our senior year in high school. At that time, we knew there was something special between us, but due to Mason possibly choosing to attend a different University, we decided to stay friends. However, Mason chose to Hoist the Colors at East Carolina University (Go Pirates!). We constantly crossed each other's paths on campus, while keeping in touch until Mason stepped up to the plate and asked me on a date.
Tell us your proposal story! Mason and I were headed to Greenville, NC for the second ECU home game against NC State. We went to dinner with our best friend and his girlfriend and I did not think twice about anything, I was having a blast doing something other than being at home. The next day we got ready (like normal) and headed to the our tailgate spot bright and early. The night before our best friend and girlfriend said they were meeting us at our tailgate, which made me even more excited (however, they already knew). We were drinking peach bellinis to get the day started, Mason was cooking breakfast, and our friends showed up about an hour later. My mom said that she asked my very best friends to come and I said they probably wouldn't because they had other things going on (which was fine to me). They showed up and I got super excited (but nothing crossed my mind). My mom said, "lets get a picture of everyone." We start getting together and I am trying to call Mason over to get in the picture and all of a sudden he pulls me away from everyone and says, "come here." I was so confused because I was like, "no, we are taking a picture." Then..... he gets down on one knee, I start crying, my mom's "woohooing," and at first I thought he was joking, but it was REAL! Still cannot believe how it happened and how my mom especially and everyone else kept it a secret. Not to mention, I was in total shock!!
What made you choose your engagement session location? It was between the beach and East Carolina's campus, but we are having our wedding at the beach and I love the beach too! I thought this would be a great location since the majority of my past pictures (from cheering) were at ECU. It took us awhile to figure out where we wanted to take the pictures at the beach because we wanted to do something different, but I think we chose 2 amazing locations and cannot think you all enough for these amazing pictures (even on a VERY windy day).
Tell us a little bit about your wedding vision and plans! I am a very creative person and also what I do as a living. I wanted to have a lot of impact on the design, so I have created most of the decorations aside from the flower arrangements! It's going to be classy, simple, with a hint of our favorite colors (can you only guess? ;) ) and not overboard. I want everyone to have a blast and not worry about a thing... I mean, it is an ECU wedding!