Lucy and Ralph met online, swiping right into each other’s arms. Their classic first date was an ice cream outing followed by a romantic walk on the beach. Their connection felt so natural, discovering they shared much in common, like a love for travel and culinary exploration. It wouldn’t be long before two hearts became one, and Ralph began planning their perfect proposal…
Bride & Groom: Lucy & Ralph
Occupations: Youth Mentor & IT
Wedding date: June 14, 2019
Wedding location: Bella Collina in Montverde, FL
Location of Engagement shoot: Boone, North Carolina
Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. We found each other online! Ralph proposed to me on the night of my college graduation. Our families were waiting in a beautifully lit park holding different lines from a love letter that he wrote. After each person read their line, Ralph appeared and proposed to me!
Describe your engagement session. Our engagement session was full of adventure. We drove to Boone, North Carolina from Florida to hike up a popular rock formation that sticks out over the Blue Ridge mountains. The hike itself was challenging and many times I wanted to give up, but Ralph kept pushing me through and whispering in my ear how amazing I was and reminding me of my strength.
After almost two hours of hiking, we reached the top of the rock, muddy, exhausted, bruised, but in complete awe of the beauty surrounding us. Ralph and I cleaned each other up and prepared for the shoot. Even though Ralph and I have been together for five years, we learned so much more about each other during our engagement session. I found so much peace and understanding of myself and the love that God has for me, right on that cliff. Even though on the edge, I felt anchored. I no longer felt fearful of what God had in store for me and Ralph in this journey towards each other in marriage and in life. I felt anchored up there on the edge of that rock with Ralph by my side.
What did you do on your first date? We went out for ice cream and walked on the beach!
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple? We love to try new foods and travel!
How has wedding planning been so far? We are just ready to say “I do!”