Anna and Kevin

imageHow We Met: Kevin and I were both in our senior year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa when we first met. I sat in front of him during the SEC championship game in Atlanta, GA and I guess my blonde locks and cute outfit caught his attention.

How He Asked: Kevin and I were in Destin, Florida for a long weekend in June celebrating the 25th wedding anniversary of my parents. We stayed at a beautiful condo close to the beach and spent every minute we could soaking up the sun and jumping in the waves with my family.

On the night of June 26, Kevin, my parents, and I went on a nice walk on the beach and enjoyed several fire work shows going off in the background. On the way back to our condo, Kevin asked me to sit out on the balcony with him and enjoy the stars and the weather. As I leaned on his shoulder, smelling the salty fresh air, Kevin began to tell me about the first time he saw me, our first date, the first time we kissed, and the first time we said “I love you.”

He then sat quietly, looking at the stars and smiling. I asked him what he was thinking about, and as he turned to me with a huge smile on his face, he said “I was thinking of all the little things that led up to this moment” and got down on one knee. He opened the crimson box and asked me to be his wife. The tears began to flow down my face as my head was shaking yes and the words came out of my mouth. We then danced on the balcony to “Married Life” from Up.

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Finally, we went inside and showed my parents my ring. My dad grabbed a bottle of wine and we celebrated together.

It was truly a night I will never forget.

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