Mindy + Charlie | Engaged

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to share this sweet couple with you to end the week! They came up from the Williamsburg, Virginia area, and are getting married this fall. And man they had a crazy long weekend in town.

Pittsburgh Marathon, bridal shower, meeting with their officiant, their cat needing emergency surgery, and the list goes on. It was so great to finally meet Mindy and Charlie! I had so much fun with them for their Mellon Park Engagement Session.

Below are a few of my favorites and some snippets of their story!

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How did you meet?

Charlie and I met during the summer of 2013. I was an intern at Newport News Shipbuilding and he was working full-time. During that summer we worked in the same building so we got to know each other. I went back to school for my senior year and returned to Newport News Shipbuilding to start work full-time the next summer. We chatted some when I returned to work full-time and ended up getting together for a bike ride followed by dinner at Plaza Azteca (one of my favorite restaurants in town!). Our first official date, however, was at one of the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg, which is a place we love to go back to visit whenever we get the chance!

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How did he propose?

Charlie tricked me when he proposed! It wasn’t totally unexpected; we’d talked about it and even gone to look at rings together, but I knew Charlie wanted to get my ring from a local Pittsburgh jewelry store, so I didn’t think he had the ring yet on the day he proposed.

Charlie proposed to me on September 30, 2017 (same weekend we’re getting married this year!). The first thing we did in the morning was to go for a bike ride followed by a trip up to Colonial Williamsburg for lunch (sounds familiar right!). After lunch we walked around Colonial Williamsburg and when we got to the lawn in front of the Governor’s Palace Charlie suggested we get a picture, so he snagged a walker-by to take a few pictures and that’s when he proposed.

The funniest part is, I still didn’t really get suspicious until the guy who was taking pictures for us tried to hand the camera back and Charlie asked him to take a few more.

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What are you most excited about for your wedding day?

I’m most excited to finally get to marry Charlie!! We’ve talked about getting married and our future together and I can’t wait to see how our story continues! I’m so excited to share our day with all of our family and friends. I’m also excited to get to see everyone all together!

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What is your favorite date night?

My favorite date night is cooking dinner together at home and having a movie night! We have a lot of fun cooking together and I love snuggling on the couch watching TV!

Thank you Mindy and Charlie!!!

m.e.

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