Natalie and Zach

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How We Met

Zach and I met sophomore year of high school. He randomly messaged me on Facebook one day, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We dated the rest of high school and went on to attend Northwood University together.

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We also knew we were each other’s “person.” We’ve experienced some of our biggest moments together like high school prom and graduation, college graduation, vacations… and I’ve had my best friend by my side through all of it.

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How They Asked

Zach moved to Savannah, Georgia, to start a new job in May. Due to the global pandemic, I was able to tag along for a few months as I was working remotely. The plan was for Zach’s parents to visit in July and bring me back to Michigan. Little did I know Zach was planning so much more for that weekend!

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I am not good with surprises. I always like to know what is going on and make the plans… so needless to say, if Zach would have been doing anything out of the norm, I would have suspected something. He had been coordinating with his mom for weeks to plan the perfect proposal on Tybee Island.

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On Friday, July 17th, Zach and I went out to dinner. We had plans afterward to go see the sunset on Tybee Island, as we did often the past few months. The plan was for his family to meet us there, so we could get some cute photos before I left.

When we arrived, Zach suggested we go to a more secluded area on the beach while we wait for his family. As we approached I saw a heart in the sand made of rose petals. Next thing I know, Zach was down on one knee… of course, I said yes!

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Immediately after his family popped out, and they said there was one more surprise… I turned around and my family had traveled to witness the moment too! Everything was perfect, and it couldn’t have gone any better.

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Special Thanks

Dream Weaver Photos
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