Erin and Ernest

How We Met

Both of us met as students at Virginia Tech. My friends and I decided to crash his roommate’s 21st birthday party & we instantly hit it off. I played hard to get for a few months after but couldn’t resist his charm & sense of humor for long.. 9 years later, we’re engaged and so excited to spend the rest of our lives together!

How He Asked

June 29th, 2017.. Ernest’s 30th birthday was coming up and I thought I was taking him into the heart of Charlotte to celebrate at a dessert bar we had always wanted to try. We parked and started walking towards the restaurant when Ernest said he wanted to walk through our favorite park in the city, Romare Bearden Park.

Erin's Proposal in Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte, NC 28277

It was beautiful out so I was all for it and completely clueless to what was about to happen. We started getting closer to the waterfall in the park when he stopped me and began to propose. He told me “without a shadow of a doubt” that I was the one he wanted to share his life with. My heart was pounding and the tears started pouring out when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Erin and Ernest's Engagement in Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte, NC 28277

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Romare Bearden Park, Charlotte, NC 28277

People all around stopped to cheer us on and I of course said “yes!” Ernest later jokingly told me he knew he picked the right one because when he pulled the ring out, I didn’t even look at it before hugging him and saying “yes”… I was so emotional and insanely excited that I honestly forgot to look at the ring.

We have dated the last 9 years since meeting at Virginia Tech and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t wait to marry my best friend!

Special Thanks

Gabriel Jaklik
Photographer