"There's no doubt that Aaron and I were meant to be." "I knew right away that he was someone special." Savanna was immediately intrigued by the "new guy" and sought to learn more about him. In doing so, she spent the rest of the night in July of 2014 engaged in conversations with Aaron all while pretending that she was unaware of how attractive she found him to be.
Two weeks after meeting, Aaron graduated from the college they both were attending. Following graduation, Aaron returned to his hometown in Virginia leaving Savanna to complete her final year. Savanna had "no doubts that we would stay friends and keep in touch...although neither one of us wanted to admit it, we didn't have much hope that anything could come of it since we had only just met."
Although long distance wasn't the ideal situation, it didn't hinder the growth of their relationship and given time, Aaron soon returned to Alabama to be with Savanna. Delightfully Savanna recalls, "with long distance a thing of the past, we finally got to experience a "real" relationship."
It was clear to Savanna that Aaron was the one she was meant to marry when he returned to Tuscaloosa so that they could be together, leaving behind his family twelve hours away. She expressed her faith in their journey and their commitment to one another when she shared, "we just knew in our hearts that we would get married one day...we couldn't picture our lives without each other."
Another factor that reaffirmed her belief in this outcome was the fact that Savanna felt Aaron was unlike anyone she had ever met and she realized that "he cared about me more than anything."
Their differences allowed them to create balance for one another, however, their similarities help bind their relationship through their shared "beliefs and morals." Their relationship has also grown with their love of the outdoors, travel, adventures, and a serious commitment to cheering on their favorite team.
Their love of the great outdoors was the perfect backdrop for a moment in their storybook that neither Savanna nor Aaron would ever forget. After nearly 3 years of dating, the spot had to be Lake Nichol in Tuscaloosa. These two had shared so many wonderful memories there and it was only fitting that this would be the place for yet another one.
After asking Savanna if would she like to join him at the lake, she without hesitation said "yes." Aaron picked Savanna up after work and they headed to the lake. "We walked down the path to "our spot" and all of a sudden, I saw rose petals covering the ground! I made a comment about them and he acted like it was normal for them to be there and continued throwing the ball for Dixie." Standing by the water's end locked in an embrace, Aaron knelt down and asked Savanna to be his wife. What joy! What planning on Aaron's part! Hidden in the distance was a GoPro that captured the moment as well as a bottle of champagne and roses for the win!
Photography- Lauren Prevatte of Milly Photography