Ashley + Chris
How did you both meet? Chris and I met one fine, sunny Florida day in early 2012 when I went to the beach with my two girlfriends around Spring Break time while I was visiting from Orlando, where I was living at the time. We decided to make our way down to Ft. Lauderdale beach which was a little out of the norm since we would usually go to a more local beach. After a beautiful beach day, while cruising home in the jam-packed traffic on A1A, my friend was in the back seat fist pumping and attracted two college boys’ attention. We pulled up to a red light and moments later appeared Chris at my front passenger window. Yup, he got out of his friend’s car and decided to come ask us what we were up to and where we were going. After telling him that we were going back to Boca, as were they, the mesmerizing good looks must have persuaded us to entrust in these total strangers and join them back at their FAU dorm. Driving in traffic, my friend was a little wild and crazy with her driving to say the least and well… we lost them! So at this point you must be thinking epic fail, but long story short, we went and found their car at FAU, left them a note on their car, and the following day we met up. By late November of 2012, Chris and I were officially dating.
How did Chris propose? Earlier on in our relationship, Chris and I spontaneously went walking on the beach one night and it was truly a memorable and life changing night. He said it was that night back then that he knew he wanted to be with me forever. I remember him saying a couple of years ago that he already knew how he would propose to me when the day would come. Later, I came to find out that he wanted to propose to me on the beach, to bring us back to that magical night we had when we were dating. Chris proposed to me on the beach at The Breakers Palm Beach the day before Easter of 2016. After, I shot down his first attempt at asking me to take a walk on the beach (oops), I agreed to after some food and cocktails. We went outside, removed our shoes, and were just walking and talking on the sand, when suddenly that talk turned into his proposal and he was down on one knee. It was a beautiful moment that we’ll never forget!
Where are you getting married and what is your vision for your wedding day? Chris and I are tying the knot in beautiful South Florida in July of 2017. We did see 17 venues, which is kind of insane, but we couldn’t be happier with our choice of Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, FL. We are going for a romantic and elegant feel with a little bit of glitz and glam. We envision our wedding day to be filled with a lot of fun, surrounded in love by our closest friends and family. We can’t wait for the BIG day!!