Saturday, June 9, 2012

Our First Year of Wedded Bliss!

Today, June 11th, is our 1 year wedding anniversary! Currently we are celebrating this milestone in Charleston, South Carolina! Because I didn't want to leave y'all for a whole week, I thought it would be fun to dedicate this WHOLE week to our wedding!! Starting with our Engagement story and photos!! Enjoy my darlings!!

I had been busy juggling a full school load in my last semester at Old Dominion University and working full time at California Pizza Kitchen as a super server. Todd had been very busy as well, adjusting to a new position at work and coaching baseball, so neither one of us were able see each other a lot. Valentine's Day was fastly approaching and I decided we should at least go out to dinner to celebrate our fourth Valentine's Day together, plus I had Sunday the 14th off from work and thought it would work perfectly. Todd, to himself, thought that going to dinner on the 14th would be a hassle so he decided that after I got home from class on the evening of Thursday the 11th, we would go do dinner and celebrate a little early. He planned to take me to The Cheesecake Factory at Town Centre in Virginia Beach since that is one of my favorite restaurants. While at dinner we ate and talked about the week and laughed and joked like we normally do when we are together. After dinner, as we were leaving, Todd suggested we walk over to where the fountain is located in the middle of Town Centre. I thought it was a bit bizarre and, not to mention, cold and suggested we just go back to the car {I am so stubborn}. Todd prompted me on by saying he wanted to look at the stores around the corner. Eventually we made it to the fountain where Todd told me to sit down. Of course, because I am so stubborn, I had to ask why? He told me to just sit down and that we needed to talk. Immediately I got wide eyed, started to cry, and sat down. At that moment Todd got on bended knee, pulled out the most gorgeous ring, told me how much he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, and asked me to be his wife! Of course I, through tears, shock, and laughter, said Yes!!!! It was by far, the most amazing moment of my life and his too!

In July of 2010 we ventured into Old Town Portsmouth with our Wedding Photographer Dana Duncan  to capture our Engagement photos! We picked this area mainly because of the beautiful scenery and architecture. It sits right on the water as well and we knew we could get some seriously beautiful photos out of the session! Here are some of our favorites! 

Be sure to visit tomorrow so you can see the details of our wedding day!!! I promise you won't be disappointed!!! 

Hope everyone is having a spectacular start to their week!!! Don't forget to enter the Target Gift Card Give Away!!! 



  1. awwww love this story!! so sweet :) looking forward to hearing about the rest of it :D

  2. Omg could ya'll be any cuter?? What a sweet story and your engagement pictures are adorable! Hope you guys are having a great anniversary trip :)

  3. What a sweet engagement story! I love it. And gorgeous engagement pictures. Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures this week. Hope you're having a wonderful trip!


  4. Aweeee love this story! When he said we need to talk did u think he was going to propose?! Love your pictures! Can't wait for a whole week of wedding stuff!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Such cute photos.

  6. Yay congrats !!! So happy for y'all ! I am getting anxious about our one year coming up, can't believe how time flies! Have so much fun in Charleston !!

  7. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Those engagement pictures are adorable!!