They met one night when Elvin’s friends invited her to play volley ball with their youth group.
Ruthie noticed him right away… He was tall, had gorgeous eyes, and the most amazing curls. She loved the way he was a-little on the quiet side, but a true gentleman nonetheless; and (as much as she didn’t want to be)
by the end of the night she was smitten.
In December, she was again invited to join their youth group, this time on a prison crusade trip to Florida.
After that they made a point to see each other more, hanging out here and there.
Then in May they traveled to Montana together, and to her complete surprise,
he asked her if she would like to start a relationship together while they were there.
Over the course of a year they became best of friends.
The hard times only made their relationship stronger, made them more sure of each other.
And so when he popped the question next to the Chesapeake Bay, one Sunday evening in April, of course she said “Yes!”:)
She has SO many friends, but I do believe Elvin described her better than anyone could have.
Ruthie picked Valley Forge National Park for their engagement photos.
The entire park was gorgeous, but I especially loved the old stone chapel.
Girl, you are stunning! 🙂
In the summer you’ll find them having Rita’s mistos; in the winter it’s Panera’s lattes.
They enjoy road trips complete with long talks and singing at the top of their lungs.
Stargazing, finding and enjoying nature and new parks (like this one) are definitely some of their favorites activities.
Thank you both for being so awesome!!
We are very much looking forward to your wedding next month!