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Feb
13

Former Razorback Pitcher Blaine Knight and Rachel Box Are Engaged!

Janie Claire Photography

Former Arkansas Razorback pitcher and current Baltimore Orioles player Blaine Knight and his fiance Rachel Box are tying the knot! 

Blaine and Rachel met while attending the University of Arkansas two and a half years ago. Blaine played for the Razorback's baseball team and Rachel played for the Razorback's softball team. The two automatically hit it off, finding a shared love for hunting, fishing, being around family and friends and the Razorbacks. Rachel and Blaine started dating a few months after they met and they've been together ever since. 

Here's their engagement story in Rachel's words: 

"Sunday, Dec. 9 rolls around, and my friend Claire asked if I would go help her pick out a Christmas tree for her house and then go shopping since her husband, Josh Alberius, and Blaine were out hunting for the weekend. We headed to Motley's Tree Farm to look for a tree. When we got there, we walked for a little bit when out from behind a tree pops Blaine. Then he proceeds to say how much he loves me and all the sudden he is down on a knee asking me to marry him! I was so surprised and so so so happy to finally be his fiancé and soon-to-be wife!"

Congrats, you two! 

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Janie Claire Photography

Feb
7

Mary + Derek's Amazing Flower-filled Engagement Sesh

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Mary Semon and Derek Walker officially met while working together at Abercrombie after college. Derek asked Mary on a dinner date to get Thai food and then on New Year's Eve the two officially began dating. After dating for 5 years, Derek proposed two days before their anniversary. "He had spent weeks planning and the entire day decorating our kitchen and surprised me when I got home," Mary says. "Of course I said yes!" 

The two are tying the knot at the Record Downtown in Bentonville on Friday, April 19, 2019. Congrats, you two! 

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Jan
4

Brooke + Hayden's Lovely Outdoor Engagement Sesh

Lela & Lyla Photography

Benton natives Brooke McGinness and Hayden Lessenberry met during Brooke's junior year at Bryant High School. He was the senior quarterback and Brooke was the totally smitten cheerleader crushing on him from the sidelines. The two began dating on Halloween in 2012 after their first date spent rushing through a haunted house. Fast-forward almost six years later — and after four years of long-distance dating through college — Hayden got down on one knee and asked Brooke to be his wife April 7, 2018. 

Here's their engagement story from Brooke's own words:

"He snuck up to Fayetteville one weekend while I thought I was just attending an event at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as my best friend’s (and now MOH) date. She had somehow convinced me to walk the trail to look at the outdoor exhibits even though it was freezing cold outside. I was so clueless! We turned the corner by the pond and there he was at the end of the path with a bouquet of flowers looking handsome as ever. It was simply a blur from that point on; I only remember being overwhelmed with joy! It was my dream come true and I could not say 'yes' fast enough!"

The two will tie the knot on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Legacy Acres in Conway — and we can't wait to see their big day. 

Congrats, you two!  

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Dec
14

Cebrina + Haden's Plant-filled Engagement Sesh

Myranda Randle Photography

Cebrina Swanson and Haden Zirbel are getting married! The two will say their I Dos on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama. In the meantime, we're obsessing over their engagement session by Myranda Randle Photography. (Those succulents!)

Congrats, you two!  

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography