Ashley and Justin's Beach Proposal at The Outer Banks
how we met
Justin and I both met in college. We attended BCM (sort of like a youth group for college kids) and that was our first meeting. I remember him playing in a group volleyball game I was playing in too. However, I don’t remember his infamous mustache he had at the time (thankfully haha). That was our first time meeting/hanging out. We became friends after that and always gave the other relationship advice. Finally, we decided to just date each other and give that a try. Lucky for us, it worked out!
how he asked
I had planned a photo session with my sweet friend and photographer, Amanda, back in January for our vacation to the OBX in August. I was hoping he would propose then because being a photographer myself, I would have loved to have the moment captured. However, he told me that was way too obvious of a time for him to propose and to not expect anything. I believed him and didn’t think anything of it during our session.
About 20 minutes in, Amanda told him to whisper something into my ear to make me smile. Well, all he could do was breathe loudly into my ear haha. I was like, “what are you doing?” haha. He then turned to me and confessed he’d had my ring for 3 years and was waiting to get out of school and get his career going before he could propose. He then asked me to marry him!!!
I was shocked and just asked him if he was for real, because I couldn’t believe he’d kept a secret for that long! It was the perfect moment and I’m so thankful everything happened like it did. I still smile like crazy when I think back on that day!