We love, love, LOVE hearing from brides and grooms, especially when they send us their adorable engagement sessions! Amy and Ryan spent a fun day with their photographer, Alexi Shields, on a gorgeous Palm Beach golf course... and here are the sunny, happy results.
With Ryan being a writer for the Golf Channel, golf is a huge part of his and Amy's life together; they've even had to schedule their wedding plans around the PGA tour season! Amy grew up at the beach, so the Palm Beach Par 3 - a beautiful golf course right on the ocean - seemed the perfect fit for both their personalities. Bright, fun and airy photos were the goal, and they got exactly what they hoped for.
Amy and Ryan met as undergrads attending the University of Georgia; they were friends for about three years before Ryan "nervously" asked Amy on a date. After that date, says Amy, "We never looked back."
I ADORE the sweet story of their engagement, as told by the bride-to-be (and edited by the writer groom):
Ryan took me to this event called the Taste of Winter Park. We both love food and wine, so this was a can't-miss event. I was having an amazing time, eating and drinking almost everything in sight. But Ryan didn't eat very much. If you know him, that's odd. Very odd. He's a human garbage disposal. But I didn't think much of it; after all, I was too busy enjoying myself! After I was completely full, Ryan walked me over to a rose garden, not far from where the event was going on. He told me that he had gotten me dessert, and that I should wait there so he could bring it to me. I thought, "Dessert? I'm completely full!" Sure enough, a few moments later, he brought over a box of cupcakes that spelled out "Will You Marry Me?" with a gorgeous ring inside!
I asked Amy to share what she loves about her man: "I love everything about Ryan. His ability to make me laugh in any situation, his talent, his drive, his love for me and my family, and his willingness to watch HGTV even when the Braves are on."
And what Ryan loves about his lady: "I love that she's a perfect complement, an eminently compatible partner. Funny, smart, beautiful, ambitious, crafty, kind, adventurous, caring, warm. A better half, truly."
(Yup, these always make me weepy!)
The two will be tying the knot at the Delray Beach Club this November; Amy tells us that they've having a blast planning all their fun details. Congrats, you two! We can't wait to see how it turns out!