Savannah and Dylan’s engagement session was on what should have been a cold November day. What did we get instead? Absolutely beautiful, seasonably warm weather! We started their session beside the Linville River and then finished up at the Linville Falls Winery with some great shots in the Christmas trees. I had a blast with these two and loved how sweet their interaction with each other was. It’s so obvious that they are crazy about each other. So how did these two meet and become engaged? That’s better told through their own words!
Her Version: June of 2015 I started an internship and ended up working in the same department as Dylan. Started as him thinking I was just a “stuck up Meredith girl” and ended with him making lots of copies (because the copier was behind my desk) and sneaking me off for a lunch date on my last day.
His Version: I had just moved back from Maryland so I could be closer to home. I started my new job at the lottery and had been there for a little over a month when I walked into a meeting one morning and saw our new intern, Savannah. We said our hellos and I realized we would be working in the same department. At first, I didn’t think much of her other than that she was “preppy and stuck up”, little did I know this girl would work her way into my cube (and life). I would try to think of any reason to strike up a conversation and get her to stop by my desk. She finally gave in and agreed to hang out with me and the rest is history.
Her version: I was headed up to Asheville, NC for a work event on Thursday night so Dylan thought it would be a great idea to make a weekend out of it and go visit his parents. I headed over to his parents house after my event and he met me there later that night. We spent all day Friday shopping and relaxing (nothing suspicious here). Saturday his mom and I had planned a girls day to celebrate her birthday. We got our nails done, had breakfast, and shopped around. We headed home and watched the football game then got ready to head out to “dinner for his moms birthday” (looking back I am really gullible or Dylan is good at keeping secrets). Our friend called and asked us to stop by an open house he was having, so we headed over before dinner to stop by and say hi. I promptly started to say how crazy it was to have an open house on a Saturday night at 6 pm and complain about this friend being crazy (sorry Riv). As we walked into the house I started to take in all the beautiful features and drool worthy kitchen, but I was promptly directed through the house then out to the back deck. Dylan was standing there surrounded by pictures of us and sweet verses on wooded plaques. He got down on one knee and I blacked out and cant remember a word he said, but I know that I followed with YES! Pop the Champagne and start to celebrate! Well Dylan’s plan didn’t stop there. We headed over to a party of our friends and family that include a surprise appearance from my parents and sister! (Cue the happy tears) A day that was supposed to be about my future mother-in-law’s birthday (thanks for sharing), turned into one of the happiest days of my life!
His version: During the summer, I had come to realize I was going to spend the rest of my life with Savannah. Come August i bit the bullet and walked into a jewelry store by myself for the first time. I had no clue what I was doing. I walked around aimlessly wondering where to start or what I would pick. I had some help, and finally decided what I was looking for. Over the next two weeks I went in several more times and finally bought the ring in the beginning of September. At this point I put a bug in the ear of my friends back home and let them know I would be needing some help. The first of October I had lunch with Mr. Phillips and asked for his blessing and then called Mrs. Phillips (who turned out to being a tougher crowd). Once this was taken care of I reached out to my friends for help with location, decorations, and coordination. All of this came together over the next two weeks and we went home for my Mom’s birthday weekend. When we were “headed out for mom’s birthday dinner” we made a pit stop at a “house showing” to see one of my friends. Little did she know we were not going to an open house, but the she would be leaving with a ring on her finger.