Ansley & Ryan Engaged

Dec 3, 2013
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Happy Tuesday. Today we are sharing this gorgeous engagement session from Zipporah Photography. We think it’s incredibly sweet and we love how genuine the love is between them. Congrats to them and we wish them the best in their marriage. 

We asked them:

How did you meet? Tell us your story!

Ryan and I became really good friends in high school and started to become more than friends, but we were afraid to start dating because we didn’t want to ruin our friendship.  The more we spent time together, we knew we cared deeply for one another and decided to give a more serious relationship a shot.  We are so glad we did!  After high school, we went to separate colleges because Ryan got a football scholarship 6 hours away.  I went to school 30 minutes down the road.  We did the long-distance thing for 4.5 years and made it through, but definitely not without our ups-and-downs.  We finally ended up in the same town after college thankfully to start our careers!

Tell us about your proposal.

Ryan proposed after I returned from a week-long family vacation to Cozumel.  While I was away, Ryan had secretly worked every day on an old house I had recently bought that we had hoped would be our future home.  It was all a huge surprise to me!  The house was 100-years-old and had been vacant for a while, so much work needed to be done.  Even though so much more work would have to be done, I could visualize the character of the house so much better after what he had done while I had been away!  It made it even more special that he had been working every day for such long hours before he went in to work every day.  The before-and-after pictures of just that stage in the process were priceless.  

Anyway, he picked me up from work and told me we were going out to eat, but said he wanted to go by the house because he needed to get a measurement for something.  Still, nothing seemed weird to me.  When we pulled up to the house, I could tell just from the outside that it looked a little cleaner than it was before I left.  Then he said, “Do you want to come in and see what I’ve done while you’ve been gone?”  I was so confused.  When he opened the door, I couldn’t believe my eyes.  He took me from room to room, and would say, “this is where we will wash our clothes”…”this is where we will cook our meals”…”this is where we will eat together”…and on and on.  I was so excited to marry him and get started on the house!

What your favorite memory from the proposal?

My favorite memory from the proposal was the shock from the hard work he put in and how he had kept it a secret from me all week. He also did a GREAT job on the ring I might add :)  The proposal was very special being at our future home, and I’m very glad he chose to propose there, especially since our wedding was there as well.

What do you love most about each other?

What Ryan and I love most about each other is just being with one another.  We don’t have to do anything big and extravagant, we just enjoy spending time together.  We understand each other so well and can always make each other laugh and have a good time together.  

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