Devon admits the first meeting between herself and Nathan wasn't exactly something she "thought about twice." However, due to a lazy summer in a small college town, Devon and Nathan's paths continued to cross and one night at a fraternity house, the opportunity for these two to travel their journey together began.
Once these two had their first date, Devon knew how "special" Nathan was and she was please to start the writing of their story. A major chapter in that story came in July 2016. Nathan and Devon were gifted a dinner to an upscale dining establishment in Montgomery, Alabama by a co-worker of Nathan's. As they were returning to their car, Nathan expressed his love for Devon. Devon recounts, "I've somehow fallen even more in love with him since then."
Time spent cuddling on the couch watching "The Office" on a Saturday and traveling to see family members separated by distance are some of the ways Devon and Nathan enjoy time with one another. With a relationship that started off with some distance, cuddles are the perfect way to feel connected.
Nathan's job kept him at a bit of a distance from Devon and kept him extremely busy. However, they were committed to spend time together whenever and wherever possible. During a long weekend of travel and appointments for Devon, she was preparing for a banquet hosted by Nathan's fraternity. During the preparation with some friends, Devon was informed that a friend needed to get a pair of shoes from another location.
Everyone gathered loaded up in a car to retrieve the shoes, along the way the car pulls up near a lake. "Confused", Devon was ushered out of the car and the car drove away. In the distance, Devon could see a man and as she approached him, she realized it was Nathan. "When I get to him, I immediately begin to ask questions. He hushes me and begins to talk. Not long into the conversation does he pull out a bat. I flip it over and read what is engraved on it, "Devon Peeples Will You Marry Me?" While I was reading, he gets down on one knee. I responded with the easiest "Yes" of my whole life."
On the rooftop of the Alley Station in Montgomery, Alabama, Devon nervously walked down the aisle to commit herself and her life to Nathan. In front of nearly 120 friends and family members, Devon recalls the moment as the most memorable moment of the day. "Nathan and I had already done our first look hours before for pictures, so we could have time together after the ceremony. But, the moment I stepped out and saw him waiting for me...I lost it. My heart was racing, and my stomach was in knots. There are no words to describe the moment. All I could do was cry (happy tears). I couldn't wait for this new chapter for our story to begin."