Alyssa and Ben

How We Met

Ben and I actually met on a mountain trip we were taking with mutual friends in Dandridge, TN in October 2017! There were honestly 20+ people in the house and I knew of Ben, but never met him! It didn’t take long for us to become close, especially since we shared the same friend group.

I remember how kind and caring Ben was. He was so different than your average college boy and genuinely looked out for those around him. That stuck out to me quite quickly and it was something I found incredibly attractive!

How They Asked

Ben and I were at Death Valley in Clemson for the Clemson vs. Wofford Game! All of our friends and family were there tailgating with us throughout the day and then the game was at 4:00 pm.

Ben was there with my ring the whole time! He never keeps anything from me, so this was hard for him, but he really kept his cool! I was proud of him haha! When the game ended and Clemson won, we all stormed the field since my sister is a student there and we went with her! Ben told me, “I haven’t done this since I was a little kid,” so I didn’t think a thing of it. Little did I know :)

When we got onto the field, my sister and I were taking pictures and as I was turning around to find where Ben was, I noticed all of his friends were filming me…and in the blink of an eye, I turned around to find Ben on one knee holding the ring! That moment was such a blur of happiness and excitement! He proposed in the Clemson paw that makes up the “O” in Clemson in the endzone!

This was truly so special to us for so many reasons and I genuinely couldn’t be more thankful for such a thoughtful proposal.

Special Thanks

Middleton Place
Charleston Photo Art
 | Photographer