Thomasena and David

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How We Met

David and I met at Bible Study in Charleston, SC the summer of 2017. David attended the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and I attended the College of Charleston. We courted for 4 1/3 years. Within that time, we both interned in Washington, DC for two summers, ministered through mission trips foreign and domestic, and spent time cultivating our relationship. Upon graduating from the Citadel, David was commissioned to the United States Air Force and was stationed in Japan. We spent 2 years in a long-distance relationship but kept the faith. This past summer, David was moved to a base in North Carolina and 3 months later, asked me to marry him. We are excited to start this next journey together! #fortherestofourdays

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How They Asked

David spent months planning our engagement. He sought advice and support from my father. On the day of our engagement, he took me on a date day. We started by eating brunch at a farm-to-table grocer/local market in Greenville, SC. We then took a 4-hour boat tour over lake Jocassee. After, we spent the afternoon at Chattooga Belle Farm, where we picked apples and enjoyed cider. David wanted to end our date with a hike up Sassafras mountain to enjoy the sunset over the Blueridge and smokey mountains. The views were incredible. We hiked for a bit and enjoyed each other’s company.

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By the end of the hike, I was sleepy and ready to eat but, David insisted we walk to the compass at the top of the mountain view. We walked up, and David shared beautiful sentiments with me about our love, our relationship, and the ways in which God has blessed us over the years. As I turned to watch the sunset, David got on one knee and asked me to be his wife. I was overjoyed and so surprised. I knew that David was the one for me but, I didn’t think that today was the day it would happen. After, we had a photoshoot and ended the evening at my favorite restaurant in Columbia, SC, The Blue Marlin. We had dinner with both our parents and cheers to our engagement with family and friends.

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Special Thanks

Angela Acosta
 | Photographer