Today’s engagement session is yet another couple who have known each other since they were preteens and even went to their 8th grade prom together. How cute is that? Years later they got engaged and here we are with another feature from Donnell Perry Photography.
From the Photographer:
Melanie & Darrell met as pre-teens in Martin’s Creek Subdivision in Henderson, North Carolina. They soon became friends and eventually began dating on May 31, 2002. They’ve been together for 13 years, almost half of their lives. Their first date was Melanie’s 8th Grade Prom. Before the event, their parents gawked over pictures, and drove them to the middle school. They were nervous, and barely dance with each other. It was less pressure for the both of us, as they gathered with friends at Pizza Hut after the 8th grade prom – truly priceless memories.The proposal:Early in the fall, Melanie & Darrell decided to go ring shopping after discussing an engagement in the near future. Melanie insistently dropped hints about the type of engagement ring she wanted. When Christmas came around, Melanie anxiously awaited the proposal, but the time just wasn’t right and Melanie began to believe Darrell just wasn’t ready yet. After being apart for New Year’s Eve, Darrell decided to take Melanie out for a nice private dinner on New Year’s Day at McCormick and Schmick’s. After reflecting on the previous year they spent together, Darrell and Melanie were preparing to wrap up dinner for the night and patiently waited for the waitress to return. After waiting about ten minutes, Melanie asked “Is she every coming back?” Darrell then got up from the table and approached the hostess booth. Thinking Darrell went to complain about the waitress, Melanie quickly motioned him back to the table to avoid trouble. Little did Melanie know, Darrell approached the hostess to ask her to take pictures of the proposal. Darrell returned to the table, got down on one knee and asked Melanie to marry him. Melanie began laughing not because of the proposal, but because she thought Darrell and the hostess returned to discuss the waitress’ poor service. After Melanie realized what had happened, she quickly said “Yes, of course!” When the waitress finally returned to the table, she realized what occurred and gifted Melanie and Darrell with a delicious desert to end the night. We are looking forward to their wedding and working with Elana Walker Events for their wedding in February 2016!
Donnell Perry Photography is a Wedding and portrait photographer located in Raleigh, NC. Find out more information on him here.