Lauren and Reece

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How We Met

Reece: My brother had been dating a girl for a few months and the two of them decided to set me up with one of their friends( Lauren.) It was during the fall so for our date we carved pumpkins. We decided to make our pumpkin look like Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry night” and it took FOREVER to carve! I am so glad it did, because as we sat there carving I got to know Lauren and see how incredible she is. from that night on, I have been crazy about her.

Note: We happened to have the same last name!

How He Asked

Lauren: Reece and I were on vacation in Florida with his family. On the third day of our trip we drove to Anna Maria Island to stay at their beach house. Reece and I drove separately and on the way we stopped to shop. Reece insisted on buying me these light blue jeans I had wanted for the beach. After shopping we pulled up to the beach house and the scenery was beautiful! The house looked like it was straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. We got inside and Reece told me I should wear my new jeans. From the house, Reece and I walked to his favorite seafood restaurant right on the beach. The food was delicious and the ocean looked incredible. After we finished we started walking back to the beach house. We walked along the shoreline, the weather had cooled down a little and was perfect. As we got closer to the house Reece pointed out an distant object in the sand. I hadn’t noticed anything and just kind of blew it off. As we got closer I noticed it was a painting set on an easel. I looked at him, confused, and asked what that was. finally as we got close enough he looked at me and smiled. I could make out the whole painting.

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It was a painting of the exact spot we were standing in. The white sand, tall grass, turquoise water, and him proposing to me in the exact same outfits we were wearing! (No wonder Reece was so determined to get me those jeans earlier). I stared at the amazing painting my soon-to-be fiancé had made, and then looked at him. He confessed his love for me as he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was the best moment of my entire life. I said yes of course!

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Special Thanks

Shaylee
Photographer