I am so excited to help these two get married! I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation since the day they booked me – knowing it was going to be beyond special, intimate, and a whole lot of fun. These two are such gracious and loving people and the way they interact with each other is so sweet. Enough about how I adore these two – just read along and look at their sweet pictures taken by Elise Abigail and you’ll understand!
How did you meet?
We met in college after a mutual friend introduced us. Considering that Hannah kicked me out of her party that night, I don’t think it was love at first sight. But, our paths crossed enough that we developed a really strong friendship that turned into a relationship!
How long have you been together?
We’ve been together for over 5 years now – long enough to have accidentally forgotten our anniversary once!
Share one of your favorite dates.
We’re both pretty simple – an awesome date doesn’t have to be extravagant for either of us. We really love getting away together. We spent one weekend camping in northwest Arkansas – just hiking and eating sandwiches and drinking lukewarm beer. It was all really uncomplicated, but we got to spend it together, and that meant everything to us. All in all, it might not sound like much, but that’s one of our favorite getaways together!
When did you know he/she was the one?
Long answer: There was never really a moment for either of us where our whole perspective changed. From day one our relationship always had no pressure – and every major turn in our lives that we came to ended up eventually going in the same direction. Eventually, I think we woke up one day and had become so intertwined with each other that we knew we couldn’t spend our lives apart. We were both each others best friends and everything grew out of that. [*excuse me as I use a whole box of tissues*]
Trevor: Short answer: One year for my birthday, she took me to a bunch of local breweries, and I thought, “Hey, this chick is pretty cool.”
How did he pop the question?
Trevor: I had been gone for 6 weeks on a work trip, and my family had picked me up from the end of it to take me to Asheville, NC for a vacation. Hannah flew into Charlotte and I drove the 2-ish hours to pick her up. She thought we were going straight back to our mountain cabin, but I had rented an AirBnB off one of the lakes around Charlotte so we could get some alone time for the proposal. It turned what she thought would be a 2-hour drive back to Asheville on an interstate highway into a thirty minute one through residential areas – when Hannah asked how the drive went by so fast I said “I took a shortcut.” I even told her the cars parked out front were my parents – and that they had both bought new ones – to keep the surprise going! Luckily, we were both so happy to be back together that she bought the white lies, no questions asked.
Eventually, I took her out to the patio overlooking the lake where I had strung up some lights and a hammock. I asked her there and she said yes – then we celebrated with Yuengling in champagne glasses.
Was the proposal a surprise?
Trevor: Absolutely. Hannah had no clue what was coming… her first words (after she picked her jaw up off the floor) were: “We’re not in Asheville?!?”
How do you envision your wedding day?
We both want it to be a party… the most important thing is that everybody gets to celebrate together!
How did you decide on your venue?
We live in Soulard and love our neighborhood: the walk-able streets, the live music and the old brick, historic houses. When we found our venue there it was really hard to say no.
What are you looking forward to most about your wedding day?
We both are just really excited to call each other husband/wife. Besides that – getting to celebrate with family and friends from all over the world will be a once in a lifetime event!
Stay tuned for October 13th to see all the magic happen!