Ashley+Brad {engaged}

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I’ve been friendly with Ashley’s family for years.  I went to school with her older brother; he and I shared many classes and stories over the years.  And then he married one of my best friends.  So through the years, I’ve gotten to know Ashley.

I was very excited to hear she went Greek while at university (and in the process became a Sigma Kappa sister).  I was happy to hear of her big break into a retail management after school (at my favorite place to stop, where everyone wears red – and I’d bump into her).  And I was thrilled to hear of her move to Cincinnati, one that would give her opportunities to grow professionally (and personally).

That move is where she met Brad.  When I heard she found a man who was so enthralled with her he got down on one knee and begged her to marry him (this is how I envision it at least), I got butterflies.  Ryan’s little sister was getting married.  I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it.  (And truth be told, Brad is quite the romantic.  He proposed on a sunset cruise in Naples on Ashley’s birthday.  And he did get down on one knee.  *swoon*)

After meeting Brad, I realized that he made sense for Ashley.  Polite, sweet with a hint of humor, a warm smile and a caring disposition.  So similar to the little sister I’ve grown to know and call a friend.  And the fact that the both have red hair?  Well, that just means it’s meant to be. ;)

Meet Ashley and Brad.

Gah – this is one of my favorites! The way they look at each other, so happy… this is what it’s all about.

I feel the need to state for the record that the photos below were Ashley’s idea.  Not Ashley and Brad – all Ashley.

And you can tell just by the smile on her face!

And for those who do know her big brother – like brother, like sister, no? :)

Such an incredibly fun, smart and beautiful couple!  I can’t wait to hear more about their upcoming wedding because I’m sure more butterflies will be involved.  Best wishes, Ashley and Brad!  I send my very best to you both!

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August 2, 2012 - 9:27 am

Susan - That last shot may be my fave engagement pic of all time. Adorable!

August 2, 2012 - 1:43 pm

katie o. - So cute! Look at that! A couple of gingers. Gotta love it!

August 2, 2012 - 7:34 pm

melanie - Love my SIL :) So pretty, and I love to here your perspective. In love, as always!

August 3, 2012 - 8:38 am

Susan - Love! My fave is the black and white hug shot! Her face is so happy, and he’s just burried in her. Lovely!

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