Little Rock native Lauren Boyles and North Little Rock native Zach Fendley grew up just a few miles from each other, but didn't meet until their first day of grad school, where they both studied occupational therapy. After dating for two years, Zach popped the big question at Wildwood Park for the Arts. Their gorgeous engagement session by Kati Mallory Photo & Design is the perfect showcase of their love. Lauren and Zach plan to tie the knot on Friday, May 6 at Fellowship Bible Church, followed by a reception at Goodwin Manor.
Here's their engagement story in Lauren's own words:
We got engaged in a beautiful stone gazebo overlooking the water at Wildwood Park for the Arts. In a grassy area, he strung lights and pictures of all of our “firsts.” He also displayed a sign with a treasured verse from 1 Corinthians. He then led me down the candle-lit stone path, covered with rose petals, to the gazebo. There stood a stunning custom-built wood door. Zach wanted me to have something memorable we could use at our engagement, our wedding and eventually in our future home. He told me he loved me for the first time, shared the sweetest words, and proposed! We then joined our friends and family at a surprise engagement party. Priceless!