Lauren and Thomas

A couple of my favorite engagement pictures!

How We Met

Thomas and I met through mutual friends. Everyone always said “I know this guy, and y’all would be PERFECT for each other!” Months went on and we’d see each other around, and then one particular time our friends insisted we hang out. I had plans with my girlfriends for later that night, but decided to go hang out with Thomas for a couple hours. We talked the whole time, and when it came time to go, I didn’t want to leave! After leaving, Thomas and I texted the whole night. I didn’t hear from him for a couple days after (he jokes now that he was playing hard to get) but shortly after we have been inseparable ever since. Turns out our friends were right, he is perfect in every way!

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How He Asked

My family gets the same condo at the beach every year. Thomas asked my parents for permission and decided he wanted to ask me at the beach. He took it a step further and asked my very best friend and her husband to come to the beach as well. We spent the whole day having fun in the sun and just as the sun was setting, Thomas asked me to go for a walk. He also asked my best friend to bring her camera. Thomas stopped me just as we got in the sun just a few steps away from our condo. He asked to take a picture with me. I had no clue until now that something was happening. First, a walk on the beach and now pictures? Normally these are things he does merely to make me happy. I pose for a picture and next thing I know he is down on one knee. Obviously, I said duh! and look up to my parents yelling and excited on the balcony and we have our best friends right there with us. It couldn’t have been more perfect, at the beach surrounded by family and friends with lots of tears and laughter!

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Special Thanks

Southern Jewel Photography
My professional engagement pictures that I posted with how we met