Fayetteville native Lauren Wilkins and her Texarkana-born fiancé Lance Stokes are engaged to be wed June 15 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Stephanie Parsley Photography sent us these gorgeous shots, as well as Lauren's love story.

Lance had the ring for weeks — it was a family heirloom from his mother's family. On Labor day weekend, we decided to go for a hike and he decided to ask me to marry him while we were hiking. Turns out, it was over 100 degrees, we were sweating and exhausted, kids were screaming in the background and we were bit by tons of chiggers! Needless to say, it wasn't the right time for a marriage proposal!

So Lance decided to wait until that evening. We went to my favorite spot in Fayetteville, the old town square. It was covered with pretty flowers! He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was so sweet, I'll never forget it!