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January 28, 2019



How did you two meet?

Hannah: "We met playing ultimate frisbee on Sanford Mall at Appalachian State. I played every day and after walking by watching the group play, Zack decided to ask to join."



What was it like early in your relationship?

Hannah: "We were friends for three years before beginning to date. Our relationship started after a late night talk on the Blue Ridge Parkway while star gazing when Zack kissed me. In the beginning, I was worried about the potential loss of such an incredible friendship, but luckily, Zack was filled with joy and excitement and through persistence and ice cream convinced me he was right, leading to an adventure-filled and joy-filled relationship."



How long have you been together?

Hannah: "5.5 years dating and engaged 363 days 16 hours and 13 minutes engaged 😉"



Name one thing you love about each other.

Zack: "I love Hannah’s baking and caring spirit."

Hannah: "I love Zack’s humor and how well he loves me."



"It took me several steps backwards and a couple of minutes before my brain could remind me that I needed to actually SAY 'YES!!!' out loud."


Proposal Story?

Hannah: "On January 1st, 2018 at 12:47 AM, Zack was waiting for me on one knee at the finish line of a race through beautiful Christmas lights. This is a tradition that we have built since we started dating and my second chance to run the race with him. I was shocked...VERY shocked. It took me several steps backwards and a couple of minutes before my brain could remind me that I needed to actually SAY "YES!!!" out loud.

Zack: "I made her chase me for three and a half miles at night in the cold before stopping, waiting for her to catch up, and dropping to one knee with hot chocolate and a ring. It’s amazing she said yes, after saying no first (to the hot chocolate, not the ring)."



Tell me any funny story involving the two of you.

Hannah: "We went on vacation to Jamaica, where we went on an excursion to the Yaman plantation. After a day of touring, cooking, horse-back riding, Llama-back riding and jerk chicken eating, we were about to go on a dune buggy ride through the jungle. Due to his experience as a dune buggy driver, Zack decided to drive first. Off we went splashing through mud, spinning through turns in the jungle, and essentially all but flipping the dune buggy. Zack finished his half of the drive SOAKING us with mud. What do I do when I take the wheel? I check that the headlights are on, seatbelts are buckled, and signal to the other drivers that I'm ready to start. Off we went navigating the lovely jungle, gently traversing pits of mud, and making friends with the forest animals around us. It was in that moment that we learned that if we want the deposit back on a rental car, I should drive."




Thanks to all of the vendors who made this special day possible!

Venue & Catering: The Inn at Crestwood // Photography: Megan Sheppard Photography // Dress: Celebration Bridal // Floral: Bouquet Florist // Hair: Shine Hair Salon // DJ: Royal Entertainment // Desserts: Stick Boy Bread Co. // 






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