Haley and Luke

How We Met

Luke and I ended up meeting each other through mutual friends at a downtown sundown concert in Wilmington, NC. I had just gotten off work and really didn’t want to go out, but my roommate at the time said she had somebody she wanted me to meet. I decided to go immediately Luke and I hit it off. We ended up talking most of the night, instead of listening to whoever was playing.

how they asked

After three years of dating, Luke asked me one afternoon if I wanted to take the dogs for a hike at Carolina Beach State Park. I already had one of our dogs, Rodger, a Weimaraner, with me running errands. Rodger and I had planned to meet Luke and Lily, our walker hound, at the park. When Rodger and I were finished with our errands, it had started to drizzle and looked like storms may be heading in. I had suggested we go for a hike another time, but Luke was persistent and luckily it stopped raining. We arrive at the park and go for a hike. There’s a beach area that’s always been my favorite since I’ve been going to the park. Once we got to the beach on the trail, it started to drizzle again and I suggested we go ahead and head back. I had turned around and started walking back when Luke said “hold on”. When I turned back around he was on one knee with a ring in his hand. I was shocked and dropped the leashes.
Of course, I said yes! It was the perfect, intimate moment that he put together. It was a special spot because it’s where we went on one of our first dates and eventually where we took those engagement photos. It’s a memory to hold forever.

Special Thanks

Magnolia Photography
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