Hannah & Ryan
Ryan and Hannah met at Forbush High School in 2005. Although they went out on one date in high school, something told them it was not the right time. They remained friends even after Hannah left in 2007 to attend Forsyth Country Day. The two graduated, and Hannah was off to East Carolina University and Ryan to Appalachian State. One summer evening, Hannah decided to text Ryan to see how he was doing. Ryan mentioned he was looking to change schools and soon ended up at NC State. They began communicating more frequently and Ryan eventually asked Hannah out on their first date in 2012. The two have been together ever since!
Ryan and Hannah planned a trip to Gatlinburg, TN to enjoy some time off from their crazy work schedules. One night, Ryan talked Hannah into getting on a Ferris wheel…she hates Ferris wheels! Little did she know as soon as the Ferris wheel started moving Ryan would set the stage for the proposal. Once they were at the top, Ryan asked her to get the camera out so they could take some pictures. To Hannah’s surprise, she had been carrying the ring around all night in the camera case. When she turned around, Ryan was down on one knee asking her to marry him.
Hannah and Ryan planned their rustic wedding at WinMock at Kinderton, incorporating the colors of blush pink and khaki. They also blended in wood elements with different types of greenery and ivy. The guys were really excited to wear their cowboy boots, so Hannah opted to go with a chocolate brown tie to bring it all together.
“The most unique element of our day was seeing everything we had chosen all in one place for the first time. All of the bridesmaids chose their own dresses and shoes, the shotgun shell boutonnieres were an idea I had seen on Pinterest, we had decor from multiple people and places that we brought in the day before, and used the arbor my father and brother made for me,” remembered Hannah.
“I think people were nervous that I was so laid back on all my decisions and not stressed about how it would look when it was all together, but I loved it and thought it was flawless.
“Our wedding day was amazing! There was so much going on that day, but it went absolutely perfectly. The main thing that kept running through my mind throughout the day was how excited I was to walk out of the barn that night as Ryan’s wife. I wouldn’t change anything about our wedding day. We were able to bring our family and friends together that day and that was all that mattered.”