Just a few days ago I shared some beautiful southern Christmas tree farm wedding inspiration on the blog, and today I have a darling Christmas Tree Farm engagement session to share with you all! I really like the idea of a Christmas tree farm as a winter wedding venue/ engagement session backdrop – all those fragrant evergreens, I swoon! Hannah and Clay met up with Green Valley Photography Weddings for a whimsical engagement session at the Cedar Lake Tree Farm in Iron Station, NC. The couple spent the morning exploring the grounds & sharing a pancake breakfast for two.
Hannah & Clay’s Love Story as told by Green Valley Photography Weddings:
Hannah and Clay met while both attending Gardner-Webb University and were officially a couple in December of 2013. Nearly two years later, after many adventures and much learning, Clay decided in July of 2015 to buy Hannah an engagement ring and ask her to marry him.
He had begun to talk to her dad in May and through a process of conversations- what felt like an eternity- Clay decided in October of 2015 that he would pop the question. He made arrangements with a friend who practices photography to hide in the bushes and capture it on camera. They went to Linville Falls, NC (a popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains) to have a picnic and see the fall colors at their peak. Clay had planned a picnic lunch at a clearing along the river. Clay turned around and glimpsed at his friend behind a thicket who gave a thumbs up to clarify that he was ready. As he went to stand up, he pulled Hannah up from the picnic by her arms, reached into his coat pocket, pulled out the box and, as he got on one knee, asked, “Hannah Colleen Brockman, will you marry me?” Hannah, in complete shock exclaimed “Yes!” and Clay, with shaking hands, put the ring on her finger.
On October 19th, 2015, a new journey began for the two. They can’t wait to make it official and spend the rest of their lives together. They have started planning their wedding for 2016.