After being acquaintances for 8 years, Hayden began to be intrigued by Chelsie’s new life in Africa as he saw it on social media. It didn’t hurt that pictures caught his eye of her in a cool pair of sneakers and snow-skiing before she headed out on a trip to Uganda for work. Hayden decided to try to catch her attention by giving a financial donation to her missionary support. A month later, Chelsie reached out to Hayden and Hayden responded by asking her out on a lunch date “to learn more about her work” upon her return. From there, the chemistry of “opposites attract” brought them together finding much common ground in faith, love for road trips, lake weekends, and adventurous dates.
12 months later and to Chelsie’s complete surprise, Hayden dropped on a knee in the banks of Lake Martin. Hayden remembered Chelsie once mentioning early on in passing that she always dreamed of a surprise engagement. He took that to heart and pulled off the grandest surprise of a lifetime.
And now that moment has led to this. On this day they laughed, cried happy tears, and were straight up glowing throughout their entire wedding day.
Rehearsal Dinner : Willow Point Country Club
Ceremony : Children's Harbor
Reception : The Ridge Clubhouse