Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina

I'm sharing a sweet love story and engagement session with y'all today (it includes the couple's dog!). Shot by the talented Lindsey Kyprianou of LindseyK Photography, Annah Fuellgraf and Adam Clontz brought their dog, LeBeau, along with them for their country rustic engagement session in Lancaster, South Carolina. What I love best about this engagement session is how laid back and casual it is – and how the couple just opens up to the camera!

I'm sharing a sweet love story and engagement session with y'all today (it includes the couple's dog!). Shot by the talented Lindsey Kyprianou of LindseyK Photography, Annah Fuellgraf and Adam Clontz brought their dog, LeBeau, along with them for their country rustic engagement session in Lancaster, South Carolina. What I love best about this engagement session is how laid back and casual it is – and how the couple just opens up to the camera!

Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Image Courtesy of: LindseyK Photography

How They Met: It was a Saturday evening in September. Adam had just flown back to Charlotte after visiting The University of Texas at Austin as a potential graduate school. He and some of his buddies from Elon University decided to meet up at Adam's favorite blues bar, The Double Door Inn, to hear a band from college play.

Meanwhile, Annah had decided to spend that particular Saturday evening with her best friend, Darcy, for a night out. Both girls had attended Elon together and decided to it would be fun to go listen to their old college band play. It was there that Annah and Adam met and realized, not only did they attend the same college, but they were in the same graduating class, had mutual friends, and both liked to go shooting. They went on their first date soon after that and the rest was history.

Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Images Courtesy of: LindseyK Photography

The Proposal: It began 5 months before Adam actually proposed. He had been trying to figure out how to plan an engagement around all of Annah's plans, but it seemed that each time he had an idea Annah, of course, already had something planned for that day. An exhausted Adam finally decided the only way he could actually pull a surprise proposal off would be to do it during the week when Annah would least expect it.

Annah headed home after work that evening looking forward to having a night in with Adam. When she walked inside the house she noticed their dog, LeBeau, was running around in a home-made tuxedo, cummerbund and all.  She didn't think any of it other than it was a cute, romantic gesture.  Adam was pre-occupied with the buttering steaks and casually asked her to get the wine out of the fridge and open it for them. She could only find a bottle of champagne in a box so she was confused when it was not “wine” but opened it anyway… only to find a gorgeous, custom-made ring tied to the bottle.  Annah was so stunned that she could only manage to say, “Is this real?” as Adam got down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. They celebrated that evening by having a delicious steak dinner, calling friends and family to share the news (although Annah's family didn't answer the phone for several hours), and having a drink and cigar at the wine bar where they had their first date.

Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Images Courtesy of: LindseyK Photography

The Wedding: They will be married, by themselves, on April 2nd on abeach in Antigua followed by a 10 day honeymoon there. They decided not to splurge on a huge wedding and instead will have a grand honeymoon and a private intimate beach wedding. When they return they are having a cocktail reception for friends and family. There will be a live band so that fun can be had by all!

Country Rustic Engagement Session in Lancaster, South Carolina
Image Courtesy of: LindseyK Photography

How much do you adore Annah and Adam's love story (and LeBeau)?