Jessica and De'Angelo | Barn-Style Proposal

IMG_4328 How We Met: Angelo and I met my senior year in high school, and his freshmen year in college through a mutual friend. When we first met, we immediately hit it off. Ever since that first day, we have made so many amazing memories! We did long distance for one year while I was at Liberty University, and he was playing baseball at Stanly Community College. The past two years, Angelo has been at Liberty with me. We have enjoyed our summers in the Bahamas visiting his family, at the beach, and lake. We just recently celebrated our three year anniversary together.IMG_4055IMG_8886 IMG_0451 How He Asked: A few weeks before my 21st birthday, Angelo asked me if I wanted to do a photo shoot with him for my birthday. He knows I love pictures, and this would be a fun birthday present. My birthday weekend finally came and we left Liberty, and took a trip back to my hometown, Concord North Carolina. He told me he had to go help the photographer set up some stuff, and for me to get ready and meet him at the location at 7pm. I got ready, and drove out into the country where there was a beautiful barn. We took some pictures outside, then my brother and Angelo opened up the big doors to the barn. There were beautiful lights strung around and candles lining the floor. The photographer set me on a haystack and proceeded to give Angelo a “prop”. As soon as I saw that little black box my heart began to race! He got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him and marry him. Shortly after he told me to sit back down and he washed my feet just like Jesus washed the disciples feet as a symbol of humbling himself, and serving me in a lifetime of marriage. After that, my family arrived and we celebrated our engagement together. birchfiled-3822birchfiled-3871 birchfiled-3872 birchfiled-3876 birchfiled-3877 birchfiled-3878 birchfiled-3880 birchfiled-3889 birchfiled-3891 birchfiled-3896proposal celebrationbirchfiled-3920 birchfiled-3921 birchfiled-3928 birchfiled-3930 birchfiled-3931 birchfiled-3938 birchfiled-3947 Here’s the video: Photography: Irresistible Portraits