Sam & Ty // Adventure Session // Natural Bridge // Slade, KY
April 8, 2019
Samantha & Tyler // Adventure Session in KY
I knew from the moment I met these two I was going to like them. They have that vibe about them and an infectious love for one another that you feel and truly want to be around as much as possible. They also just so happen to SUPER FUN! We met them at Panera and chatted for hours, shot their engagement session, then session in Kentucky where we grabbed drinks from the beer trailer and pizza at Miguel’s (the way to our heart is through great conversation, photos, and food), then they drove up to chat wedding details with us and eat at one of my favorite restaurants (hello food again). By now they are friends and THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED TODAY!
So, their adventure session, did you know that Slade, KY is only a few hours away? Did you also know that this place is like a climbing mecca? Oh, and the Natural Bridge is there too! Who knew? Turns out a ton of people but I didn’t and that’s crazy to me! We ended up getting there a little early to edit and found a coffee shop called the Daniel Boone Coffee Shop and Deli. It’s basically everything you’d hoped it would be. We worked for a few hours then drove over to Miguel’s for PIZZA. But, we had to run over to the Beer Trailer…it’s exactly what you’d think but with every beer you could imagine in the middle of NOWHERE!!! Guys, this is what dreams are made of. If we hadn’t stayed at the school we would have camped out or brought our van and just stayed at Miguel’s. That’s just what you do! My mind was blown, check it out. It’s so close to us and so worth your time!
We all ended up waking up early grabbing breakfast at Daniel Boone’s and hitting the trails for a hike/photos it was everything I’d hoped for and more. Take a peak and check out their love story. I’m a big fan of love stories!
How They Met // Proposal Story
We met our freshman year of college, because I had a crush on her freshman roommate. So, when ever I went over to hang out, there Sam would be. Through that, we became friends. Eventually, my pursuit of her roomie ceased, but Sam and I had formed a little friend circle that remained. Fast forward two more years, and we are both apart of a FRIENDS-esque friend group. The two of us would hang out constantly, and truly become the best of friends. Because of that, when an opportunity to travel to Argentina on a mission trip was proposed, we jumped at the opportunity. It was because of that trip, and the crazy bonds that form on mission trips, that really changed Sam and I from friends into partners.
We got back to the states and tested the dating waters. Did that for nearly two years, which lasted through the remainder of college and then some. We passed the line of no return, and it became a no doubter that I needed her to become my wife. I moved to KY for my first job out of college, and I realized just how much I relied on her in my life. We really did become co-pilots with each other, and I needed to seal the deal.
Leaving right after work, I embarked on the 5.5 hr drive to propose. I have it all planned out: blanket, candles, wine, and a personally written song on guitar. It was going to be perfect. Then, I get stuck in an awful city traffic jam, for so long, nearly run out of gas. Finally make it to her place, much later than expected, and I go around back to set up my scene. I lay out the blanket, get the wine and glasses all ready, and begin to light the candles. I text her to come out back. The only problem, it stormed earlier that day, so the wind was horrible.
My future bride comes walking across the yard to watch her suave boyfriend frantically lighting and relighting candles, like a weird game of "Whack-a-mole." I finally gather myself, ditch the ambiance lighting, sip the wine, sing the song, and pop the question. She said yes, thankfully.
It's weird, because you think about that day your whole life growing up. Every detail is so thought out, and there is so much pressure now a days to make it unique. But I realized that the whole "event" dulls when compared to the short question at the very end. That is the whole point, to ask the question. The stress that surrounds a man proposing is so silly. In the moment, I had zero nerves. Zero. I think it was such an obvious decision for me that I didn't need to worry.
Shout out to Ty for doing this because the drop off was kind of freaking him out a bit, so much so that he forgot how to kiss Sam! We were all cracking up!
OUR FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED TODAY!!!
Stay tuned for their wedding day blog and follow us along on Bear Creative’s Instagram Stories to see more of their special day. Until then, we are headed out with our van today!
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