My husband and I met in September of 2014 on the first day of seventh grade. I remember walking in and seeing him smile and that’s all it took for me to be head over heels starstruck. Even at 14 years old, I knew he was the one for me. Unfortunately, it took him a whole year to come to the same realization. Boys, right? Ever since middle school, we’ve been the best of friends and have walked with each other through thick and thin. I mean, if we could survive our awkward middle school dating phase, we can do anything. It was such a gift to get to grow up with my future husband and to graduate middle school, high school and recently college together. We already have what feels like a lifetime of memories.
Because we’d been dating for almost seven years by the time we got engaged, Cameron knew the proposal would have to be something special. He tricked me into dressing up and going to Fellow’s Lake for a photo shoot. Next thing I knew, I was walking up to a beautiful setup of photos of us over the years, flowers from all the bouquets he’s gotten me since we started dating and our song playing in the distance. After he popped the question and a few happy tears later, our friends and family came running out of the trees to celebrate with us.