Natalie and Tim

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How We Met

Tim & I met during our freshman year of college at the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!). We both moved into Baldwin Hall Dorm and met during our first week on campus. We became friends during our freshman year at UK attending football games together, watching basketball games, being each others date to a winter date party, and hanging out in in our dorm. By the end of the school year nothing was official, but we both knew we had met someone special.

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(our first photo together)

With Tim being from Delaware, and Natalie from Louisville, Ky, we spent the summer after our freshman year apart, texting all the time and chatting on the phone whenever we could. After a long three and a half months apart, we both went back to UK’s campus to begin sophomore year and quickly made our relationship “official” on September 16th, 2011.

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how they asked

Almost 5 years after we began dating Tim surprised me with a flight to Chicago for a day I will never forget. I woke up to what I thought was going to be a normal Thursday. Tim had another plan. A letter from Tim and a boarding pass were left on the counter for me, and I quickly realized I needed to catch a flight to Chicago that day.

Tim planned everything out with my boss so I could be off work that day, and he had one of my best friends come help me pack for the trip, considering I was a bit frazzled, and drive me to the airport. At that point I had a feeling that the day was going to bring something really special, and I could not wait to land in Chicago and see Tim. He gave me few details about the day other than that we had somewhere to be around sunset and that we would go to dinner afterwards, so dress nicely. He picked me up at the airport and we spent an amazing day together in Chicago (our favorite place!)

After a windy and wonderful day spent together, at sunset, while walking through Milton Lee Olive Park, Tim got down on one knee and asked me the easiest questions I’ve ever been asked, “Will you marry me?”…and I said YES! I was so caught up in the moment I forgot to look at the ring and I hadn’t even realized that there was a photographer there taking photos of the whole thing. The wind was blowing like crazy, my hair was a mess, and my hat flew off at least ten times while we took photos, but I could not have had a bigger grin on my face. The moment was perfect.

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Special Thanks

Rebecca Haley Photography
 | Photographer
James Allen
 | Ring