Hannah and Giffin
How We Met
Giffin and I met in the Spring of 2013 at the University of Alabama. I was a freshman and Giffin was a junior. A couple of friends and I were walking around “fraternity row” on a Saturday looking for something to do. We heard music coming from Chi Phi and decided to see what was going on. They were holding a philanthropy event, Volleyball for Veterans. I remember seeing Giffin for the first time. He was wearing this silly dad-wide-brimmed hat, but he was so friendly and pretty decent at volleyball. We chatted all day and had so much fun together. A couple days later, I got a Facebook friend request and a sweet message asking me to a date party. Of course I said yes, and the rest is history!
How He Asked
Hannah and I (and Baxter our puppy) had driven down to Hilton Head, SC for a weekend trip. Saturday morning we drove to a dog friendly beach with ring in pocket. Unfortunately the directions we were given were a bit off, and we couldn’t find the beach! After lunch we made another attempt at the beach, with ring in tow again. Again after some self hyping, the plan was delayed again due to a Hilton Head rule against dogs on the beach during the day. Third time was the charm and we started searching for someone to take a picture of us before dinner at the beach. We approached a couple on the beach, and when I handed our new friends the camera I let them know the plan and to take plenty of pictures! After a brief thumbs up from the amateur photographer, I got on one knee and asked Hannah for her hand in marriage. She said yes!