Emily and David
How We Met
When we were four and five our parents started attending a family bible study group. Our two families really bonded and have been doing life together since. We have celebrated countless holidays, birthdays, and all major life events together over the years.After all of the thoughts of cuties wore off, we realized that we shared feelings for each other. So, we agreed to go on five dates before making it official. We didn’t even make it to the second date before making it official on June 14th, 2015.
how they asked
The proposal planning was, simply put, hectic. David went through several different plans that fell through until the week before he, my sisters, and our photographer came up with the plan to use the Southern Pines venue for the memory walk. The night before all of the pictures were put into frames and everything was set in motion for the next day. David asked if he could take me on a picnic date and of course I agreed. I had no idea it was going to be the best food-less picnic of my life.
When we got to the picnic destination he opened my car door and started leading me into the woods. There were picture frames hanging on the trees along the path and at each photo David explained what each picture meant to him. It was so beautiful!!! All of the photos in the frames were memories from our childhood, prom and traveling.
He ended our walk with a picture from our Yosemite trip, where he told me it was at that moment (on top of a mountain) that he realized he wanted to spend all the rest of his days with me. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend every day with him. I cried… a lot… and shook my head yes!
He put the ring on my finger and when we held each other we didn’t want to let go. Once we finally came around we prayed over our marriage and had a brief food-less picnic, David remembered the wine but forgot food. Minor detail. BEST DAY EVER!