It was 8th grade when their paths first crossed. Jerad admits he had a crush on Arielle immediately, though, he jokingly adds to the story that it took a while to convince her. But, he did, little by little he convinced her this was IT. By the time these two hit high school, they were definitely a thing.. They dated all the way through college.
Years down the road, on a night out with friends - these guys ventured into a piano bar where after a few drinks in, Arielle's girlfriends said she had to get up on stage and sing. They practically forced her against her will, all the while Arielle panicked, knowing full well getting up on stage and singing in front of a room full of strangers was the last thing she wanted to do. Even after a few drinks - it still wasn't happening!
But up there she went - at the urging and pushing of her friends. Bright lights and hundreds of eyes on her. It took a minute for her to realize that singing on stage was not even close to what was actually happening. That stage held Jerad, on one knee, with a gorgeous rose gold engagement ring - in front of a room full of strangers plus their closest friends, asking her to be his wife.
A surprise public proposal trumps singing publicly in a piano bar every day of the week! Yeah, Jerad won that round!
These two high school, or rather, - middle school sweethearts really, have a gorgeous wedding planned for this September - and after spending an evening with them for their engagement session, I know without a doubt, that wedding day is going to be full of so much JOY, and so much LOVE.
I pretty much can't handle the way these two look at one another. Or the way their faces light up when they successfully make the other laugh. Arielle and Jerad's bond goes deep. Not to mention they're so adorable together!!
These guys 100% ROCKED their engagement session up at Weston Bend State Park a week ago. A little direction and encouragement and before I knew it I was dying over the fact that they just kept nailing it! Everything they did, every look, every cuddle - perfection!! These guys are fantastic!!
Thank you - Arielle + Jerad!! Your engagement session was all I hoped for and more! You guys nailed every single frame in the best possible way! Your love for one another slaysssss me! I can't wait for your wedding day!
These guys are sooooo PRECIOUS! ugh!
That heart in the tree is REAL, friends! And PERF! :)