Brett and Phoebe

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how we met

Brett and I grew up less than a mile down the road from each other, and we even went to the same high school, but we somehow did not meet until we were both working as servers at a Mexican food restaurant named Nando’s. We joke that Nando’s could double as a dating service because of how many couples have met there. He would tease me like an elementary school boy with a crush, and I was oblivious to it. When he finally asked me on a date, we decided to go to sushi, which anyone can tell you I am not a fan of, but I knew he was and I wanted to impress him. We had more fun talking and laughing together that I didn’t even care what food we were eating. However, I will tell you that Taco Bell was also consumed later that evening.

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After about a month of dating, we decided to fly to Hawaii and spend 18 days adventuring around the island. One day, we hiked up to this amazing waterfall where we both told each other “I love you” for the first time while swimming underneath. This trip set the tone for what the rest of our relationship together would be like: wild, spontaneous, and carefree. We have since spent every moment together whether we are traveling the world, or spending nights in watching Netflix. I can’t imagine doing life with anyone else!

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how they asked

We had a week off from work, so we decided to plan a vacation somewhere fun. We chose Cancun, as we both had never been, and a week relaxing on the beach with a margarita in one hand and a taco in the other really appealed to us. It is not unusual for us to take random vacations here and there, so I did not expect anything to be out of the ordinary. We always make a video of our trips, and had just bought a new drone, so we decided that one of the nights we would dress up and take some drone footage and then go out to dinner. On night two of our trip as we were getting dressed, I was talking about how I didn’t want to do my hair because it was so humid there, however Brett nonchalantly convinced me to do my hair “for the video” (thank god, right ladies?) We set out with the drone following us as we were walking along the cliffside. Brett started walking toward this couple facing away from us down the beach. I remember telling him, “Let’s go the other way so we don’t film those random strangers!” Well turns out those “random strangers” were actually our good friends, and photographers, Jonnie and Garrett!

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Once we got close enough I finally realized it was them and things started clicking. I was completely surprised as Brett pulled me in close and informed me that he had already asked my dad’s permission. He told me how much he loves me, and that he wants to spend the rest of our lives together. He then got down on his knee and asked me to marry him with my dream ring.

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I of course said yes! We then had a romantic dinner on the beach followed by some late night drinks and dancing with Jonnie and Garrett! The next night the two took some engagement photos of us. The session took place during the most beautiful sunset and ended in fireworks. It was the most exciting week, and we can’t wait to spend forever together!

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Special Thanks

Jonnie and Garrett
 | photographer