Ellie and Sam

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How We Met

Sam and I met on a camping trip with mutual friends to Preacher’s Rock, a mountain on the AT in Georgia. We have been together for almost four years, and he is my best friend, go-to person, and my adventure-buddy. We

How He Asked

On a cloudy Saturday morning in North Georgia, one of my close friends who happens to be a photographer asked if we could hike Preacher’s Rock, and if she could bring her camera because she just bought a new lens. Of course I said yes, because I love photos and I love Preacher’s Rock– it always reminds me of Sam and how we first met. When we got to the top, my friend, Katherine, told me to face the mountains because she wanted a picture of my back with me looking at the view…

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The next thing I know Sam is sitting next to me. This guy is supposed to be asleep in Athens and getting ready to spend his Saturday studying, not sitting next to me in Dahlonega on Preacher’s Rock, which was where we first met.

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I was so confused at first and I was completely surprised and blown away when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

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I think I said yes somewhere in between my crying. We also wore matching Braves shirts by accident, which I guess shows we are meant to be!

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Special Thanks

Katherine Eggleston Photography
Wedding + Lifestyle Photographer