On New Years Eve 2009, Ashlyn & Derek locked eyes. Both attending a party with mutual friends, they found themselves hitting it off immediately. They spent the night talking, laughing, dancing, and most of all… flirting. When the clock struck midnight, time stood still for a moment – and he kissed her. From that moment on they’ve been inseparable.
Derek planned a dinner date one night, and when Ashlyn realized this was not your typical night out at the local pub, she began to get butterflies. Not wanting to get her hopes up, Ashlyn decided to just take in the moment and enjoy the evening. He took her to a romantic dinner, and then for a walk to enjoy the summer night. While walking, they came to the hotel they’d met at that New Years Eve, and decided to have a drink at their patio to reminisce. “I bet you can’t remember exactly where we first saw one another.” she said coyly. Never one to back down from a challenge, Derek grabbed her hand and lead her right to that very spot. He pulled her in close, told her how thankful he as to have her in his life, and how he never wanted that to end. Bending down on one knee, he asked her to marry him. In that same place, time stood still for a moment and without hesitation she said yes – and he kissed her.
Ashlyn & Derek are planning a wedding for this September. Enjoy a few photos from their gorgeous engagement session!!