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They spent their high school years passing each other in the hallway. And while Ashtin claims she never noticed him, Preston never could stop staring at the bright, bubbly girl whenever she walked by. As much as he desperately wanted to make a move, something told him it wasn’t the right time. But as the years passed, Ashtin and Preston found themselves crossing paths through mutual friends. And one night around a trolley ride through the city they call home, Ashtin summoned up the courage to talk to the boy that she kept locking eyes with across the trolley. They spent the rest of the night in a smooth cadence of conversation that old friends would have, even though they had barely met. And it wasn’t until soon after that that Preston realized that Ashtin was the girl who would hold his heart for decades to come. 

From placing The Giving Key necklaces inscribed with their anniversary date to making sure Ashtin’s favorite flowers flooded the background, Preston spent months carefully prepping and planning the most perfect moment to ask Ashtin to be his wife. And on a drizzly summer morning, Preston swept the girl of his dreams on a weekend getaway. In the middle of a sunflower field, surrounded by her favorite flowers, food, and music, Preston read Ashtin a love letter from his journal and asked her to be his wife. 

Ashtin and Preston, documenting this incredible moment was such an honor and a privilege. I can’t wait to see where life takes you in the years to come. All the love – M. 

August 7, 2017

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She was the girl next door, sort of. They lived on the same block during their time at college and Dan would watch the bubbly education student from across the room and developed a crush. A big one. But Dan knew the timing wasn’t right, and they graduated, parted ways, and fell out of touch. And as a few years passed, Jess looked down at her phone one day to discover a Tinder match and a message from the boy who used to live down the street. A few weeks later they sat at their favorite restaurant and talked the night away, bonding over sports, good beers, travel, and their Purdue school spirit. 

As they stood underneath Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona a year and a half later, Dan knelt down and pulled out a ring. He had known for so long that Jess was the one, and now the timing was right. They spent the next three weeks celebrating by touring Europe, dining at local European restaurants and dreaming of their life together. 

Jess and Dan, it was so wonderful exploring Purdue with you and I’m so excited for your day in just a few short months! Excitedly counting down – xx, M


June 5, 2017

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