Catherine and Evan

How We Met

Evan was in the same boy scout troop as my younger brother, Matthew and while they were at summer camp in 2008, there was a family night that I attended. I didn’t actually meet Evan that night, he had asked my brother for my number and he reached out to me the following week and asked me to come to his house for a 4th of July party. He was cute so I said, “why not?”, a day later he asked me to be his girlfriend and we have been together ever since!

One of our first pictures together, going to our freshman homecoming dance.

One of our first pictures together, going to our freshman homecoming dance!

How He Asked

It was our college graduation this past weekend and my family came to campus a few hours before the ceremony to take pictures. As we were getting ready to leave to meet my family, Evan suggested that we bring my dog, Emma, to come take pictures with us and I thought that would make for some really great photos, so why not bring her along. As my dad was taking pictures of Evan and me at the Court of Carolina, a landmark of NC State University, Evan called Emma over, who was with my brother, and she had this bandana around her neck that was not there a few minutes ago. I noticed something very sparkly on this bandana and before I could even comprehend what was going on, Evan was on his knee with the ring in his hand that was on the bandana that Emma had on her neck. My whole family was screaming and crying out of excitement, I was crying and couldn’t believe that this was actually happening! It was the absolute best weekend of my life!

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Emma- the ring bearer