Ashley and Craig

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How We Met

Craig and I are a bumble success story!! We have both lived in Richmond about a mile away from each other for the past 5 years and never even knew each other. We matched on bumble a year and a half ago and decided to meet at a brewery for a drink. While paying for our beer, Craig reached for his credit card and his hand was shaking so much the waiter had a hard time grabbing the card, ha! We were both very eager to go on a second date which resulted in a quick kiss good-bye at Craig’s door. As soon as the door closed, I squealed so loud, Craig heard if from inside! He will never let me live that down. We started going on dates every week and couldn’t imagine our life without one another.

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How They Asked

I have grown up going to my parent’s river house since I was a baby. It is absolutely my favorite place on earth. Craig and I recently got a puppy and decided to take him to the river house one weekend. While we were there, Craig mentioned that later in the night we should take a photo on the pier with nice clothes. I was all about it because I am a photographer. We made a steak dinner at the cottage and then the sun was setting so we decided it was the perfect time to take our picture.

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We walked down the pier holding hands admiring the water and the sunset and once we got down to the dock, Craig played my favorite Avett Brothers song on a speaker. We started dancing and he told me how he wanted to take our future kids to the river one day and how much he loved me. He got down on one knee right as the sun was setting and asked me to marry him. It was the easiest question I’ve ever had to answer. I squealed once again and said a loud YES!!

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