Jessica and Zach

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How We Met

Zach and I both grew up in Mt. Pleasant and went to church all our lives together but didn’t meet each other until high school. We would go play ultimate together every Sunday with people from our church and became friends. In the summer of 2010, we went to Puerto Rico with our church where he stole my heart. When we got home, we talked about dating and on August 30, 2010, he asked me to be his girlfriend. Three proms together and a long distance relationship my freshman year of college, we made it to USC together. We have now been dating for 6 years and he is the love of my life.

How He Asked

August 2016 started another year apart from each other. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to marry him and he has known for a while that I wanted to marry him too ;) On August 27, 2016 a friend from school came up to spend the weekend with me. She wanted to go see one of the gorgeous views Zach had taken me to before so we started the trek up the mountain. When we got to the top, there was another car there and I didn’t think anything of it. We walked out to the rock that overlooks Lake Jocasse and I hear “what are you doing here!” I look over and Zach is sitting on a rock which I didn’t even know he was in Greenville! I was so excited to see him and I probably asked him six times why he was there. That’s when he responded with ” You know why I’m here” and dropped down on one knee.

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That’s when one of our best friends popped out behind a bush where he was taking pictures. I’m the luckiest girl in the world because I get to marry my best friend!

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