Courtney and Christopher, both dentists, are excited for their clock alarms to go off on August 27, 2016. Their beautiful summer wedding is set to take place in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio and is sure to be a celebration of love that their family and friends will talk about for lifetimes.
It may have taken this pair two occasions to meet for time to stand still between them but love is always on time. See how they spent it during their engagement session in their gorgeous photos below.
Tell us about how you met and all about the proposal!
Chris and I actually met twice. The first time we met was at a dental conference in Baltimore in July 2011. We went out to lunch with a large group of peers from various dental schools and Chris sat directly across the table from me. Apparently we all had a great time, however, I don’t recall any encounter with him. We met again three months later in Vegas for a another dental conference in which our dental schools sent us as representatives. I was boarding a bus to tour University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine when I heard a voice yell, “Courtney… It’s me Chris Chance.” As I slowly turned around to give that, “I’m sorry but I don’t know you” expression, he explained how we met in Baltimore and requested that I sit next to him on the bus. He declared that he would make sure I never forgot him again and he was right!
Chris proposed on the first day of Spring, March 20th. I was preparing to go to a job interview in Cleveland since we would be moving there in the summer. I came home from residency to find a dress on the bed with instructions to get dressed to go out to dinner. I thought nothing of it since I was in scrubs and we had earlier discussed going to my favorite Thai restaurant. When I came downstairs, to my surprise were flowers, champagne, and a candlelit dinner with my favorite food ordered in. Escorted by our dog, Marvin, Chris came into the kitchen expressing his love for me and proposed with the notion that he did not want his lady interviewing and explaining her relocation as someone’s girlfriend. He got down on one knee and presented the ring which had been carried by our dog.
The engagement session…
Our theme was Timeless Glamour. The engagement session was inspired by Kim & Kanye’s Vogue spread regarding their wedding. Our editorial shoot was centered around a power couple getting dressed up and going out to enjoy an evening of love and laughter in anticipation for their happily ever after!
What did you do on your first date?
For our first date, Chris took me to a Cincinnati Red’s baseball game.
What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We love traveling to beautiful countries and cooking interesting dishes together – Chris wants to go to culinary school one day.
How has wedding planning been so far?
Wedding planning has been fun thus far. My fiancé is very involved in the planning and it has really brought us closer. Our focus isn’t only about us but about creating this amazing day for our family and friends to enjoy.
Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
I’m most looking forward to seeing Chris at the end of the aisle and knowing he’s mine forever… and of course his reaction to my dress! I want him to be in awe!