Eight years ago Zach and Katelyn met through church. Both on different paths, each finishing up school, working and pursuing a career, they didn't reconnect until six years later on a group hiking trip. It was an incredible adventure they shared with one another and Zach instantly knew he wanted to pursue Katelyn.
Their first date started with dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and ended with a movie (they teased that Katelyn didn't know it was a date until much later in their relationship!). Zach knew she was the woman he prayed for all these years, his future wife.
Each month they dated, Zach wrote Katelyn a note. The day he proposed he left roses and the previously written notes at different places for Katelyn to find. When he picked her up for their dinner date, Zach gave her a sixth rose. He kept the proposal a surprise by telling Katelyn it was her birthday celebration. They headed to their first date spot at Perkins Rowe. Katelyn walked in to find a table decorated with more roses, pictures and a final letter. There, Zach got down on one knee and asked Katelyn to be his wife. Surprised and excited, she shouted, yes!
Soon after she said yes, their families came out from hiding. Everything was a complete surprise and the perfect way to celebrate their engagement.
With the help of family and friends, Zach and Katelyn are planning a beautiful October wedding at their church. Then it is off to Punta Cana for a relaxing honeymoon!
How sweet is their love story?
They are just as incredible in person, trust me. The moment we met, I knew they were kind, caring and totally meant for one another.
A must stop, along the way to their engagement session, we headed to Perkins Rowe for a favorite treat they love to share, gourmet popsicles at Rock N' Pops!
They were a joy to be around and we had an absolute blast capturing these moments. Thank you Zach and Katelyn, for a wonderful session. I can't wait for your big day!
"A chord of three strands is not easily broken."