Christina and Anthony

How We Met

Anthony and I met through mutual friends when we were in high school, but it wasn’t until 6 years later that we started dating. I knew from our very first date that he was the man I was going to marry.

How He Asked

Anthony traveled from Pennsylvania to Virginia where I’m attending school for what I thought would be just another weekend together. We were planning to hike, something we often spend our time doing, but this time ended up being just a little different from our usual hiking trips!

The whole weekend was a total surprise; I knew we were going to be hiking but I wasn’t quite sure where to. It wasn’t abnormal for Anthony to plan something like this for me so I didn’t really think much of it.

Christina and Anthony's Engagement in Grayson Highlands, Virginia

He ended up taking me to Grayson Highlands State Park, a place we loved and had visited exactly a year ago to the date. As we were walking along the trail, Anthony pulled me aside, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him!

Christina's Proposal in Grayson Highlands, Virginia

To top it all off, he managed to get our families all the way to Virginia to spend this special moment with us. As soon as I said “YES” I heard a bunch of people cheering for us.. I was so caught off guard that it took me a moment to realize who those cheers were coming from. He had also made dinner reservations for that night where our grandparents were waiting to join in and celebrate with us!

This day still feels like such a dream. The love of my life planned the most thoughtful, beautiful proposal and I get to spend forever with him.

Special Thanks

Alayna Kaye Photography
Photographer