how we met
Ashton and I met Sophomore year at Florida State University in Religion Class. I walked in the first day and saw him sitting down and thought to myself, he’s cute so I sat down next to him. We started out as friends and would hangout occasionally. After 2 years of being best friends, we started dating our senior year and have been inseparable ever since.
how they asked
I had the ring for about a month and a half and was trying to plan where I was going to pop the question. I looked at planning a trip for us to take or locations around Tampa but couldn’t find the right opportunity. My brother plays college football in Boston, MA and Madison had never been to Boston before so we agreed to go up together. I knew this would be the right time to ask as my family would be up there and we could all share in the moment. I planned to ask her in the Boston Public Gardens. My father is an avid photographer so I asked him to come up early and join us around Boston while taking photos of us and the city. He was in on the plan and knew that I had planned to ask her that day in the gardens. We walked the city and eventually made it to the gardens. After walking around for a little while, we made our way back onto the bridge. We were getting ready to leave and I decided we needed to take a few last photos. It was at this moment, I got down on one knee and surprised her. I asked her to make me the happiest man by being mine forever. Thankfully she said YES!
Ashton and I were in St. Maarten on vacation and we walked into this jewelry store that was voted #1 on the island. We were looking at engagement settings for fun and I put this engagement setting on that had diamonds on the front, top and back of the band that went half way down ring. It was at that moment I was in love with this engagement setting and Ashton was equally as excited. He always knew I wanted sparkle and for the main stone to be a radiant cut. A year after being in St. Maarten, he told me he had to go to Jacksonville for some work training but instead flew down to St. Maarteen to pick up my dream ring.
Floral Designer | Carollwood Florist
Tuxedo and Mens Attire | JoS. A. Bank
Invitation Designer | Minted