True love cannot be planned or forced. When Ralph Patrick met Erin Hamilton on the steps of the Benson auditorium at Harding University, they had no idea that this chance meeting would grow into a life long commitment. Even when job opportunities took Ralph to the Turks and Caicos and Erin stayed in Atlanta, they stood firmly rooted in their love. Their dedication to each other is paying off, because in July of last year this artsy couple got engaged! Ralph kept his proposal very intimate and sweet. He booked a romantic hotel suite and took Erin out to an amazing restaurant. Afterwards, the couple returned to the hotel and Ralph got on his knee and pledged his devotion to Erin forever. This handsome couple teamed up with Creative Soul Photography to create a timeless engagement session that had a vintage, yet modern feel. With an e-session this lovely we can’t wait to see pictures from their August wedding!
How They Met
It’s hard to believe that it has been over 5 years since Ralph an I first meet, and even harder to believe that we have less than year to go before our wedding. Ralph and I meet over 5 years ago on the steps of the Benson auditorium at Harding University. Ralph was an accounting major and I was pursing a degree in graphic design. As it often happens with love, nothing was planned nor were either of us planning on beginning in a new relationship. After meeting we hung out as friends for a while before dating a few months later.
Unfortunately, after about 2 years our careers made it so that we could not be in the same location. With that being said, we quickly found ourselves in a long distance relationship. Ralph was in the Turks and Caicos and I in Atlanta, GA. As it is with all relationships we had our fair share of ups and downs mainly due to distance; however, we stood strong through the toughest moments and saw our relationship strengthen because of it.
On July 9, 2013 we got engaged, it was one of the most amazing nights of my life. Ralph booked a romantic suite for us to stay at that night and we went for dinner at an amazing restaurant in Atlanta . Once we were done with dinner we returned to the hotel, that’s when Ralph got on his knees and proposed to me. It was a very private and intimate moment that I will remember forever. We are now in full wedding planning mode and shooting to have our wedding in August of 2014. I must say that if our wedding is as half as exciting as our journey thus far then I can’t wait until we say our “I do’s”.
The Engagement Session
For our engagement session we wanted to try and incorporate both of our personalities. Ralph is more of the business side and I am more of the creative. We also wanted our photos to feel timeless. With that being said we went with a modern vintage look that could incorporate both of our styles. When paired with the rustic and vibrant locations for the shoot and awesome photographers, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the results.
Looking Forward to the Wedding
We are looking forward to dancing!