Matt and Evan's Proposal on Orange Beach

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How we met: It was Christmas time and one of the jewelry stores around town needed some seasonal help. So Evan got the job and met Matt on her first day of work. Matt is the owner’s son (something she didn’t know at the time) and Evan found him very attractive. She soon realized he had a girlfriend. Evan ended up staying on at the store past Christmas, and she and Matt started to share an office. They had inside jokes and were laughing all the time. They became best friends at work, but when they went home the jokes ended.

Matt decided he wanted his own jewelry store so he left to make his own adventure. Evan thought that she wouldn’t see him very often, but Matt texted her one day (didn’t have the courage to call ;)) and asked to grab dinner. She was a little confused because she thought he was still with his girlfriend, but anyone who knows Evan knows she doesn’t pass up dinner. So they went and had a great time. Evan found out that Matt was indeed single again and they began the relationship game of cat and mouse. Who was gonna say what they both knew all along? That they wanted to be together.

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How he asked: Fast forward to a little over 2 years – Orange Beach has been Evan’s favorite get away for a long time. Close enough to drive to but far enough that you truly feel “away”.

So, Evan and Matt were planning their annual trip to the beach, since Matt was very adamant that they couldn’t go on a cruise this year. Evan began counting down the days until they could leave. She was also looking forward to a wonderful spa day that Matt had given her as a graduation present. After getting a massage and her hair and nails done, they left for what Evan thought was a normal vacation. Throughout the trip Evan was getting spoiled left and right with dinners and shopping. She was a little confused because Matt is normally a very frugal person. However, he was insistent that he wanted to do those things for Evan. Being the girly girl that she is, she wasn’t complaining. Their third night at the beach, they had planned to go to dinner for their anniversary. They got dressed up and went for a walk down the beach, the same as each night before. It was on that walk that Matt started to act strange, talking and getting tears in his eyes. Evan didn’t know what was happening until he got down on one knee. Evan thought he was joking, but he pulled out the most gorgeous ring imaginable and pointed to Aaron (the photographer) and said he wasn’t joking. It was then he made Evan the happiest girl in the world.

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Photography by Eye Wander Photo