May 23, 2019
These past few days have been amazing. The weather here at Hilton Head Island, SC has been nothing short of perfect. The warm air, the cool ocean breeze, and the ocean water was exactly what I needed. Bethany and I had never been to Hilton Head so we were excited to take a trip here. However, this trip was strictly business.
I’ve known Ben and Bryanna for almost two years now. They are a videography team in the wedding industry. They are also one of the sweetest couples that I have the pleasure of knowing. A couple of weeks ago Ben called me and said, “Michelle, it’s time.” I knew EXACTLY what he meant and I got soooo excited. Ben and Bryanna inspire me on so many levels. Not only are they building their lives together but they are also young entrepreneurs building their business. They were doing both of these things all while going to school full time. That’s a lot to juggle. I’m so proud of everything they have accomplished together, including their graduation last week from college.
This trip to Hilton Head Island, SC was not only a vacation to celebrate their graduation, it was also a trip to celebrate their love story. Ben and Bryanna have been together for seven years. Bryanna looked forward to celebrating their anniversary with a nice dinner and a walk on the beach. While Bryanna got ready for dinner, their friends and family were busy setting up the giant heart in the sand. They used rose petals to line the heart and had picture frames with images of Ben and Bryanna throughout the years. A love note was propped up against the picture frame and the ring was hidden underneath a starfish. Ben and Bryanna arrived on the beach and began to walk towards the heart. Bryanna loved seeing all of the pictures of them and as she bent down to pick up the love letter Ben bent down to secretly grab the ring. He told her to turn around to face him and when she was finished reading the letter Ben got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Bryanna’s reaction was that of happy tears and big smiles and she sweetly responded with a YES!
Ben and Bryanna, I am so honored to have been a part of this special moment in your lives. I’m grateful for the friendship that we’ve built over the years and I can’t wait for your wedding day! I’m wishing you so much love and happiness for the rest of your lives together. Congratulations!