Ashley and Chris - Clemson Sweethearts!
How We Met: Chris and I met during college at Clemson University. I was a freshman and he was a sophomore when we met at a Halloween party of mutual friends of ours. I didn’t think too much of our meeting, but Chris thought I was pretty cute and got my number from our friend! I took Chris for your typical frat guy so when he started calling and texting, I wasn’t very quick to make any future plans with him. Some time went by and, having many of the same friends, we ended up at the same places fairly frequently. Let’s just say his persistence with me paid off and I gave Chris a chance. I saw a sweet side that I didn’t expect and we had so much fun together no matter what we were doing! I knew it was the start of something special. That was over four years ago and I couldn’t ask for a more caring and amazing person to share my life with.
How He Asked: I’m so hard to surprise and can usually tell when Chris has something up his sleeve, but I was completely taken off guard with how he proposed to me. I was going to Charlotte for the weekend and we had plans to go out to dinner. Chris called and told me he was running late and had some things to finish up at work, since this isn’t out of the ordinary I didn’t have a second thought when he told me to go on inside and get ready for dinner. As soon as I opened the door, there were roses and candles everywhere and music playing and out walked Chris – looking all snazzy. I, on the other hand, was wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt without an ounce of make up. He spilled out lots of sweet talk that for the life of me I can’t remember and got down on one knee and asked me to marry me. I of course said yes and then immediately started jumping up and down with excitement! To top it all off when we did get to the restaurant for dinner both our parents were there waiting for us!
Photos by Jennifer Stuart Photography.