Sydney and Alex
How We Met
We first met while we were at school in Auburn playing a game of pick-up ultimate frisbee that our mutual friends had organized! It was my (Sydney’s) freshman year and Alex’s sophomore year, but we actually didn’t date until my senior year at Auburn. We were friends all throughout undergrad but had dated different people throughout our collegiate career. But, by chance (or fate if you believe in that) I ran into Alex in Huntsville, AL (my hometown) during my senior year because he had recently moved there for a job. After that, we reconnected, and here we are today!
How He Asked
I had planned for a weekend getaway in the mountains of western North Carolina for just the two of us, which involved driving across the state line into North Georgia to hike Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest peak). On top of the mountain at the observation deck is where I popped the question, and I had hired a hidden photographer to capture Sydney’s raw reaction!
For after the big climax, I secretly had invited our families to meet us at a small vineyard nearby to celebrate with us (this was all assuming that she said yes of course!), and Sydney was thoroughly surprised. Lastly, we all went back to the little town of Murphy, NC to have a delicious steak dinner at one of Murphy’s finest restaurants. Thankfully, all of the little pieces came together, and the weather and fall foliage cooperated.