Whimsical Summer Engagement on the Chain of Lakes

Captured & submitted by Photos by Ciera

These two met all the way back in elementary school when they first became friends and even dated in middle school for awhile!  Little did they know that as fate would have it, they would find themselves back to each other after they went off to separate colleges proving their friendship and love were just meant to be.

When they saw a rainbow across the lake before their photo session, they knew that this was going to be a special Sunday evening!! From their sweet glances, echoes of laughter and their undeniable connection, it was a perfect night.

How They Met from the Bride (Alena):

“It all began at East Elementary where Brock and I first became friends in kindergarten. We stayed friends (actually dated each other in 6th grade for a while!) all the way up to our senior year, and then went off to separate colleges. Halfway through our college years, we found our way back to each other. We’ve been together for 3 years and have been engaged for the last 7 months. The proposal… December 21, 2019. Brock and I were planning on going out to dinner that night and then wanted to come back to our apartment to open our presents from each other. It was our first Christmas together in our own apartment and we wanted to do our own thing before we headed back home to the UP. I woke up that morning and decided I wanted to open our presents from each other right then.. (little did I know). Trying not to give away the big plan, Brock couldn’t avoid my idea of opening up presents. So there we were, Brock and I both in our pajamas (me, no makeup on what so ever!) about to open our gifts from one another. I remember him handing me a small present with a letter inside of it. In the letter, Brock reflected on our whole story…how we first met, to where we are now…at the end of the letter I looked up at him and he dropped down on one knee, and asked me to marry him! It was the best day of my life!”

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