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Sep
21

Lonoke Engagement in Florence, Italy: Erica + Grant

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

High school sweethearts Erica Brewer and Grant Dewey recently got engaged at the San Miniato Al Monte in Italy while Erica is studying abroad! Grant gave Erica the most romantic and dreamy surprise of a lifetime as he got down on one knee atop one of the highest points in Florence on July 20, 2017. Although the couple has not yet set a date, we can tell by the looks of their gorgeous proposal photos that their big day will be nothing less than perfect! Both are natives of Lonoke and will be seniors at the University of Arkansas in the fall.

Here is the story of their picture-perfect proposal in Erica’s words:

“Grant had planned to come visit me while I was here. I had no idea that he was planning to propose! On the day of the proposal I thought we were going to a very fancy dinner at the top of the Piazzale Michelangelo and then we were going to meet up with friends. When going to dinner Grant said he wanted to stop at the church on the way. We walked around a little bit and just as the church bell rang at 6:00 Grant got down on one knee and proposed. I never cry, but the tears of joy were running rampant! I was so shocked and the view was so romantic. Surreal is the only word I can think to describe it! Grant had also arranged for some of my friends to greet us after and a photographer was there to take pictures of us during the proposal and after. It was amazing. His proposal and the ring were beyond my wildest dreams.”

While we are waiting on their engagement pictures and wedding date to be set, take a look at these sweet moments captured by Alberto from Flytographer in Florence. Major heart eyes!

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

Alberto from Flytographer in Florence

 

Sep
18

Fayetteville Engagement: Sela + Trey

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

After meeting at the University of Arkansas and traveling across Europe together, El Dorado native Sela Barrow and Fayetteville native Trey Hanna are officially tying the knot! They are getting married on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Bo Adams Estate. While we anxiously await their wedding-day photos, we're excited to share their precious engagement photos by Kati Mallory Photo + Design! 

Here is a little more about their story in Sela's words:

"Trey and I's love story started at the University of Arkansas three years ago while I was a junior and he was finishing up his senior year. We met while I was having a night out on Dickson with some of my sorority sisters. After exchanging numbers, we had talked on the phone every single night while I was at home on Christmas break in El Dorado. After a month of dating, he asked me to be his girlfriend. I knew that he was going to be the guy that I would marry when we backpacked [through] Europe together. I remember laying underneath the Eiffel Tower thinking to myself, 'This is the one.' Fast forward to two and a half years later, and he proposed to me under a 1,500-year-old oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina. I see lots of traveling and adventure in our future, and I thank God everyday for putting him in my life. I can't wait to marry him!"

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Sep
11

Little Rock Engagement: Melissa + John

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

We are so excited to announce the engagement of Little Rock and North Little Rock natives Melissa Austin and John Murphy! Melissa & John will be tying the knot on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Women's City Club in Little Rock! Their gorgeous engagement photos were taken by Kati Mallory Photo + Design. 

Here is a little bit about there story from Melissa: 

"John and I met for a drink over my spring break. It was intense, flirty, and very to-the-point all at the same time. I am not one for small talk and can shoot to the deep stuff in a heartbeat. Luckily, John liked me enough to ask me out for a second date when we were saying our goodbyes. He was dog-sitting for the weekend and wanted me to join him at the dog park with a big ol' great dane! YES. I am such an animal-lover. All I can remember is wanting to be near him. Ever since that day, we have rarely spent a day apart!"

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Aug
11

Fayetteville Engagement: Alex + Olivia

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Highschool sweethearts Olivia Coleman and Alex Gosser are finally engaged. Even though Olivia knew one day this would happen, she was totally taken by surprise. 

Since they are both from North Little Rock, Olivia & Alex will be getting hitched on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Central Baptist Church North Little Rock with a reception to follow at Next Level Events. Until we get a sneak peak of her wedding, we are loving these stadium-style engagement photos. 

Here is their story in Olivia's words: 

"Alex and I started dating just as we finished our 10th grade year at North Little Rock High School. When it came time to go to college, we wanted to continue dancing and playing baseball at the next level. We were blessed enough to both end up at the University of Arkansas, Alex as a Diamond Hog Catcher and I as a Razorback Pom Girl. After dating for 5 years, I knew that Alex and I would someday be engaged, but was totally surprised when he proposed on November 4, 2016. After a dinner date Alex blindfolded me, and I had no idea where we were going. When he removed the blindfold, I immediately recognized we were at our home away from home - Baum Stadium. Alex dropped to one knee on home plate, surrounded by candles, and asked me to marry him. As soon as I said “Yes!” one hundred of our closest friends and family came out of the dugouts to congratulate us! Everyone went to the upper level of Baum Stadium for a surprise engagement party. The theme was 'Diamonds are Forever.' I hit a homerun with this guy!" 

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