Who would have guessed that doing a favor for your brother would lead to meeting the love of your life! That is exactly what happened for Hannah Elyse Rogers. While in Atlanta, Georgia attending a concert in the Fall of 2013, Hannah and a friend went to fulfill a promise to her younger brother by purchasing him a t-shirt. Enter the "mech guy!"
Turns out, right away, Elyse took a liking to "mech guy", also known as Bobby, and ended the night with him behind the merchandise table. It is only fitting since they met at a concert, that their relationship would develop and grow over time with the attending of concerts. The journeys of a constant back and forth to be with one another not only brought them together physically but emotionally as well.
As time moved on, a decision had to be made whether to stay together or end their long distance relationship. After a "long, long talk", Bobby realized just how much he valued Elyse and how much he desired to be with her. He began to make plans to be with her permanently, here, in Alabama.
Once together, their endless daily adventures began. From kayaking to hiking, movie nights with pillow forts, dance parties and long walks with their rescued dogs, Elyse and Bobby are determined to make the best of each day.
In some ways, it was easy for Elyse to love Bobby. She openly adds, "I have never been able to trust anyone like I can trust Bobby. Bobby was the first man who supported me and believed in my dreams and wanted to help me conquer the world. He really loved me for me and not who he wanted me to be."
Two years into the story of their lives together, Elyse and Bobby were celebrating this milestone with a trip to Sandestin Beach, Florida. According to Elyse, "it was a magical weekend." While strolling along the beach, they came to an area where they were alone, Bobby turned to Elyse and asked for her hand in marriage.
On July 8, 2017, Elyse and Bobby made it official! Together forever were the vows and a gathering of 100 of their nearest and dearest loved ones watched this boho chic affair take place at Gabrella Manor. With personal touches from Elyse's mother's crotched dream catchers to her father's handmade wooden centerpiece boxes for the reception as well as her grandmother contribution to the sign-in table, the day was truly a family affair.