Q1: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
A1: We connected on a well known dating app (we all know the one, lol). Both of us had actually given up on
online dating for awhile and just happened to give it another shot at the same time. We chatted for a bit and then decided to meet! Neither of us were out at the time, so we ended up just hanging out at Zach’s house, watching tv, and chatting for hours. Funny enough, on our second date we ended up painting Zach’s living room!
Q2: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together.
A2: We would say two things: travel and friends! Since Zach is a General Aviation pilot, we like to take advantage of access to an airplane for weekend trips to our favorite destinations. Whether it’s a quick overnight or even just flying somewhere to grab lunch, we love being on the go and are always planning our next destination! Friends have always played an important role in our relationship and we feel lucky to have a great group of friends around us. Some of our favorite times together are when we’re hanging out with them.
Q3: How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship? (these may often be the same moment, but aren’t always)
A3: I knew when I really learned that Zach accepted me for who I am. All my faults, my failures, my quirks. When as simple as a hug from your partner can take away all your stress and immediately make you feel better and more at peace. I knew he was the one about 9 months into our relationship.
Q4: Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?
A4: Zach and I were in the process of looking for a house to buy. Once we found the one, I decided this was the perfect time to pop the question. Leading up to closing I had been secretly planning and working on it with the help of our best friend Brandi. The night we moved into the house, Brandi was there to “help” us move. I asked Zach to go get some take out for dinner and while he was gone Brandi and I filled our dining room with 100 candles. When he got back home I called him into the dinning room where I was on one knee waiting. He was shocked and surprised!
Q5: What are you most excited about when it comes to your wedding planning?
A5: We are excited to have all our friends and family together in one of our favorite places (Hilton Head Island, SC) to celebrate with us!
Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography