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Brawner Hall Engagement – Amy & Chad


October 16, 2018


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Elegant Couple at Brawner Hall Smyrna

Amy and Chad’s engagement session at Brawner Hall in Smyrna was the perfect way to kick off fall engagement season! The fall color has been a little late to the party here in Georgia this year, but Amy & Chad had the perfect pop of color from Amy’s gorgeous red Kate Spade dress to the multicolored balloons that were a nod to the way Chad proposed (you’ll have to read on to get the full story)! Not only was Brawner Hall an elegant backdrop for their engagement photos, but it also happens to be where Amy & Chad are having their reception in March! These two are sweet and supportive partners but also know how to have fun and be silly together! Scroll on to see some of my favorites from their session and to read their love story!

Joyful Engagement Photos Smyrna Georgia

Amy & Chad, how did you two meet? – “We met on a dating website. After a few messages back and forth, we exchanged numbers and set up a first date. We had dinner at Babette’s Café on a cold January night. “I remember the exact moment she walked in the door and the whole night was a blur. On my drive home, I know after that date that I could spend the rest of my life with her”. The next few dates included fun experiences such as visiting the Georgia Aquarium, the Sundial, and Decatur Glass Blowing. We have been together ever since!”

Late Summer Engagement Photos in Kate Spade dress Up Movie Themed Proposal

Amy, what is it about Chad that you love the most? – “I love Chad’s servant heart. He would do anything for his friends and family. Chad is down to earth and willing to be silly with me anytime. I admire Chad’s witty personality on a daily basis. Chad is hard working and encourages me to give my best to everything I do.”

Fall Engagement Brawner Hall Smryna Georgia Classic Engagement Photos at Brawner Hall

Chad, what is it about Amy that you love the most? – “I love that I can be myself around her. She loves me and encourages me. I love her spirit of giving and helping in the community. I love the teacher looks she gives me when I act like a kid. Mostly, I love knowing that she is there for me no matter what I need.”

Walking through Brawner Park SmrynaSoft Kiss on the Forehead during Engagement sessionHappy Engaged Couple Smyrna GeorgiaRomantic Engagement Session Brawner Hall

About the proposal – “I [Amy] was returning from a trip to the Mediterranean. After a long day of traveling and catching connecting flights, I reunited with Chad in Baggage Claim of the Atlanta airport. We found my bags and I was more than ready to go home. As I turned towards the doors, Chad stopped me and asked, “Amy, what’s your next adventure?” I rolled my eyes and groaned, “Chad, I’ve already told you about my next trips”. He responded, “No, I mean OUR adventure?” Chad handed me a small book that looked like the adventure book from the movie, Up. It did not look like a regular book to me. “Amy, you need to open it” Chad prodded me. I opened the book. It opened to a page that said, “Our adventure starts here”. Behind that was a page was the ring. I was shocked! Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed Chad drop down to one knee. He pulled me towards him and grabbed my hands. Chad told me he loved me and could not wait to spend the rest of his life with me. He asked me to marry him and I said yes! It was a wonderful surprise to come home to!”

Ring on Magnolia Leaf in the rain

Up Movie Engagement

Amy & Chad – Thank you so much for sharing your story! I can’t wait for your wedding in March!


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