Mackenzie and Evan

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How We Met

Evan and I met at a Bible study when we were both 16 years old! One day he some how put his number in my phone and we started texting every day! I had a group of friends over my house one night, including Evan, and we watched The Fault in Our Stars but did not get to finish it! He texted me that night and said, “I guess I will have to come back over to finish!” The very next day he came over and we had our first date! We sat so far apart on the couch because we were so nervous and shy around each other! We still laugh to this day about how much space was between us! Our relationship has gone through trials like any other one but we worked so hard to make it and we are now more in love than we ever thought possible and it grows each and every day! We are truly best friends and life would be so boring without the other!

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How They Asked

Evan proposed to me on August 14th, 2020 and it was the absolute best day of my whole life! 2020 has been such a difficult year for the whole world and this has brought us so much joy in a dark time! August 16th is our 5 year anniversary so Evan told me to dress up and meet him at his house at 6:15 pm on the 14th! He told me we were going to celebrate at the Melting Pot! Little did I know, my life was about to change forever! I pulled up to his house and his dad was out front waiting for me and he directed me to go look at something in their backyard.

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I walked around the corner and saw this beautiful set up with Evan standing at the end of a candlelit aisle with the biggest smile on his face! My favorite Disney movie is “UP” and Evan decorated his backyard with details from the movie! There were colorful balloons, the “My Adventure” book, sunflowers, and other sweet touches from the movie! I immediately went into shock as I walked to Evan and he expressed his love for me and popped the question! Then I turned around and my whole family was there to surprise me!

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I have never felt so loved and special! Then my little sister, Macie, walked out in Russel’s costume from the movie and pronounced us “officially part of the club” and handed us Grape Soda Pins, which are also from the movie! After I thought it couldn’t get any better, my best friend, Meghan, surprised me all the way from Florida! This was truly the best day of our lives and we are so excited about our new adventures! I have a journal entry from 5 years ago praying that Evan would be the one I marry because I knew from the moment I met him that he was who I wanted to live life with!

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Special Thanks

Melissa Kelly
 | Photographer