Little Rock native Hayden Knox met Bastrop, Louisiana native Earl Ross Downs III at the University of Central Arkansas in 2011. The two fell in love and Earl Ross popped the big question in March 2017.
This couple is already the proud fur parents of Audie (a black Lab), Dwight (an exotic longhair), and Kramer (a Goldendoodle). Their precious family is on full display in their engagement photos by Stephanie Parsley.
They two are also both finishing their doctoral degrees at the William H. Bowen School of Law, and plan to tie the knot on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Goodwin Manor.
Here's their love story in Hayden's own words:
"We met in 2011, during the fall of our freshman year at the University of Central Arkansas. I was instantly hooked on Earl Ross' ability to make me laugh, and we immediately became close friends. We stayed that way all through our time in undergrad, and the summer after I graduated with my Bachelor's and Earl Ross with his Master's, we quickly fell in love and on March 3, 2017, Earl Ross proposed at his family's lake house on Greer's Ferry, with our closests family and friends. We are ecstatic to become Mr. and Mrs. Downs."