Abigail and Austin
How We Met
Austin & I met at a supercross race believe it or not. I never thought you would catch me at one of those until I met my friend Morgan. She was from Pennsylvania and started working where I did and we instantly became friends. So we traveled up to Pennsylvania just to see her friends from home and go to supercross. Austin and I met there and realized we had more in common than we could have imagined. It was a quick thing – we met that day and didn’t talk again. Then he followed me on Instagram and the rest is history.
How He Asked
Middleton Plantation. Charleston, South Carolina. May 2nd, 2018. Austin thought long and hard about how he might propose but when we went to Middleton the week before for a wine tasting, he knew he had found the spot. There is wine tasting there from different regions every week on Wednesday in the spring time so we made plans to come back.
Little did I know there was another reason he wanted to come and another reason he invited a few of our close friends – one of whom is an awesome photographer who captured these precious moments. We strolled around, took in the views, tasted some wine and laughed with friends. Towards the end of the evening, we walked over to the large oak tree that is about 1,000 years old.
He told me that we had to come back to this spot every year and take out a picture in front of this amazing oak tree. Then as he was getting down on one knee, he said the only way we would be able to do that was if I said yes. I was in shock and I could not stop crying. There was no doubt I wanted to say yes, but I just could not believe what was happening at that moment. He planned it all out so well and there was nothing different I could have asked for.