“Falling” Deeper in Love

Cumberland Falls- Corbin, KY: January 2018

Guys! I am so excited to share this post with you all today! Last weekend, Derek and I visited Cumberland Falls to take our engagement pictures and I cannot express to you how magical the entire experience was. I was literally left speechless from the enormity of our love, from the incredible talent of our photographer, and by the absolute magnificence of the falls during winter. I myself had never visited the falls before but I cannot imagine a better experience. I was initially nervous to take our pictures because I’ve never been comfortable in front of a camera, specifically a professional one that easily picks up every flaw on me. When I got there though, I was so comfortable and happy that it all seemed so effortless. Even our photographer was amazed at how comfortable Derek and I were in front of a camera and she was gushing at how perfect the pictures already were. So, without further ado, I want to share with you all the beauty of Cumberland Falls during the winter and our wonderful engagement pictures. I could not be happier with how they turned out and it makes me even more excited for our wedding! P.s. I may or may not have tears in my eyes looking at these pictures again!

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I could not be more in love with this man or these pictures and I cannot wait for round 2 today! Thank you for sharing these special moments with us!

Love,

The Traveling Brunette

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Halloween (October 31, 2017)- Kentucky

Although this blog has been primarily about travel, I also designed it to be about life and love as well. This Halloween, I was blessed with one of the biggest events in my life: my best friend and the love of my life asked me to marry him! The last couple of weeks since our engagement have been a whirlwind, but they have been the absolute best weeks of my life. Derek found the perfect way to propose that completely took my breath away and this Halloween will be completely unforgettable.

If you were not aware, this year is the 30th anniversary of the official release of The Princess Bride. And, if you are part of the majority of the population, you know that you can’t help but absolutely adore this movie. To celebrate, Derek and I decided to dress up as Westley and Princess Buttercup for Halloween and to hand out candy to children at his house. I was beyond excited because I was going to be a real-life princess for the night and there was lots of candy, so win-win. I had to buy my dress, but Derek absolutely blew my mind by putting together his costume all by himself! He looked amazing!

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On Halloween, I rushed over to his house after my last class of the day and quickly changed into my costume before the kids started ringing the doorbell. His family had set up amazing decorations the night before so we set up some chairs and the giant bowl of candy and waited for kids to arrive. It was a really cold night but I was having so much fun handing out candy in our costumes. A little after we had started, my sweet Derek asked his parents and his younger brother to take pictures of us in our costumes in front of the house. Silly me was smiling super wide for the pictures, but little did I know that Derek’s parents were recording us. In the middle of the pictures, Derek knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I of course said yes and turned incredibly red because everyone was watching us. It was so amazing to see the video of the proposal afterwards and it is something I will always cherish.

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(Look at that sneaky ring box(: )

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Looking back at the photos, I can see where Derek was hiding the ring box in his hand during the first photos (sneaky boy haha). It was an absolute fairytale and I cannot wait to share our future adventures and travels with you as husband and wife!

 

Lots of love,

The Traveling Brunette