Adam is a nice guy that knows how to make you laugh. We asked him a few questions about where the two of them are from & he answered with a little joke thrown in saying, "Shelby and I are both from Southern Indiana; New Albany and Clarksville (think right across the river from Louisville, KY). We met at the happiest place on earth.... Bass Pro Shops. We both worked there while we were in college and we've been together now for almost 5 years."
With surprise proposals, in our experience, most of the fellas doing the proposing are really excited but also have a few nerves as was the case for Adam. He told us his entire plan from start to finish. He said, "My family had a tripped planned to spend a week in Hilton Head, so I took advantage of the already planned vacation. I planted the seed with Shelby early that I wanted to go spend a day in Charleston, because we didn't get to last time we were in Hilton Head. In the meantime, I was busy buying the ring, getting her parents approval, finding an amazing photographer, and coming up with the master plan. The engagement ring was purchased at Genesis Diamond in Louisville, KY and is a Verragio. Shelby and I had went and looked at rings 1 time, so I knew more or less what she wanted. A few weeks later, I went and picked the ring out. While I was confident I was making the right choice, I still text her mom a picture of it before pulling the trigger. The wedding band, which I purchased at the same time, was meant to resemble a ring I had bought her for our first anniversary of dating. I also had to pick the perfect place to propose so after I found out Boone Hall Plantation was in The Notebook, I knew that was it (Shelby has seen it more times than she'd probably like the world to know). I have an uncle that lives in Charleston, so I used him as a cover for most of the plan. 'Uncle Mitchell said that we should visit Boone Hall Plantation while we are there.' I knew i wanted to do it early in the day, just to get the nerves out of the way. The hardest part was convincing Shelby to get up early enough to make the almost 3 hour drive from Hilton Head to the plantation so we could make our 10am appointment (that she didn't know about). Once we got to the plantation, we walked over to the stable area next to the row of oaks, and I got down and popped the question. Shelby slept most of the drive, and I rehearsed in my head what I would say. Once my knee hit the ground, everything I had practiced went out the window. I'm not sure what exactly I said, but I know she said yes, which is all that matters!"
We appreciate Adam taking the time to give us his perspective on going through with his surprise proposal to Shelby! It came together perfectly for this perfect couple and we're so glad we got to help by capturing their awesome proposal pictures!