Wouldn’t you like to be invited to a party here?! This is the banquet room at the Newport Aquarium in Newport, KY. It’s across the Ohio River from Cincinnati and has a beautiful Queen City skyline to view through floor to ceiling windows. There’s a great patio area to catch a breath of fresh air if the weather’s nice and the aquarium is open just for guests! Who wouldn’t want to use this venue?
Emily and Brandon are one of those couples that are best friends. They are two of the nicest, easy going people I’ve met. Emily’s cute southern accent exudes southern charm;) I love it. I had the most pleasant evening shooting with them. I can’t wait for their “green” wedding at the Carrick House in July.
Here’s Emily’s story on how they met and how Brandon proposed:
Brandon and I meet in January 2006. We were hired at a law firm on the same day as Runners for the firm. I was a senior at Georgetown and Brandon was a senior at UK. As soon as Brandon and I began working together, I knew I was going to marry him. After the law firm closed each day, we would have races around the law firm picking up the shredding for the day. Brandon would go one way around the office and I would go the opposite way. Each day I beat him, even though he will never admit that. I thought if we have this much fun picking up shreddings each day, then I want to spend more time with him.
In May 2006, my best friend was getting married. For her bachelorette party, we spent a weekend in Hilton Head. As my friends and I were walking on the beach one day we were each talking about who we were going to marry. I told my friends that I was going to marry Brandon Green. At the time, it was very far-fetched. Brandon and I weren’t even dating and I wasn’t sure at that time if Brandon was even interested, yet in my mind we were meant to be together forever. My friends thought I was crazy.
In August 2006, right before I started my first year of teaching, he asked me out on a date. He treated me to a delicious dinner, was a complete gentleman the entire night and I knew he was the man I was going to marry. After a few more dates we made our relationship official.
In July 2010, my mother sent Brandon and I to Hilton Head (for what I thought was a celebration for me finishing my Master’s Degree).
As soon as Brandon and I got to Hilton Head, we headed to the beach to watch the sunset. As we were walking, on the very same beach where I had pronounced I would marry him (when I barely knew him) he pulled me away from the ocean, got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
On July 2nd, 2011 we will be getting married!
It’s hot, muggy days like today that I miss being on this lazy river called the Kentucky the most. She winds through the canyon of palisades so slowly. Every time I go canoeing on the river blue heron sweep the horizon, fish jump, and hawks shriek way overhead. It’s crazy what you can hear on the river when all the noise of life is gone. I think I’ve heard God more in the great sanctuary of the outdoors than in the nave of any church- not that you should give up going.
Closing thought: Get unplugged and go outside and play. You’ll get more in tuned to reality.
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