Colleen and Ryan's Engagement

Years ago, Colleen's grandmother's dinner ring was given to Colleen, knowing that one day it would be a symbol of eternal love on her left hand. The stone was passed onto Ryan, and I think you can guess why. He planned their proposal but not without a couple blessed bumps along the way. He wanted to work with the same amazing jewelers that had sold Colleen's grandmother her ring decades ago. Jimmy Smith Jewelers planned to rush Ryan the ring in just under 5 days so that he would propose in Alabama on their regular family vacation. The ring came in one, yes ONE, hour after they had departed. Don't worry, don't worry, you know its a happy ending! Before they left, the jewelers set the stone in a 6-prong band until the specially designed band could come in. So, he had the ring in his pocket, sweat on his brow, and love in his heart.... when they set off to Alabama.

If you haven't said "Awwww" yet then my first question is what is wrong with you?! But my second would be did you know he proposed in flight and recorded the video? Yes, Ryan deserves some props here. I have watched the video of the flight and all I can say is that she said a happy tear-filled YES! The rest is a love story in the making... and we were lucky enough to be a small part of capturing this on-going love story in the mountains of Sweet Briar near Lynchburg, VA.

Colleen mentioned that it might be good to start at the boat house on Sweet Briar College campus... she was right...

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Do they not just scream love!?

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Colleen, you are stunning!

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As the sun was setting we headed for high ground to catch the orange sun falling behind the mountains... it was a good idea!

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Will said it best... " 'Merica!"

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He might be A LOT excited...

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An orange sunset never gets old...

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