Nicole & Mark - Engagement - Blacksburg - Virginia

I met with Nicole & Mark in a coffee shop and I knew from the beginning that we were a perfect match.

How they met: Mark and Nicole first met in 10th grade Health class at Cave Spring High. She sat near him and he had said she had nice handwriting but they did not start dating until their senior of high school where they went to prom together.

 How he proposed: Fast forward almost four years later, in January of 2016, Mark and his family had invited her on a trip to the Greenbriar Casino and Hotel in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. On their way to the casino, Mark suggested they go toward a decorated gazebo to take a picture. At the gazebo, he disappeared for a moment and returned with a picnic basket. He said he had made a picnic dinner for them before they went to the casino. He poured two glasses of wine and they chatted for a few minutes casually. Then, Mark asked her if she could get him a napkin from the basket. As she opened the basket, right at the surface, there was a red napkin with the words, “Marry me?” written on it. "As I read it and looked at him, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever partner and I said YES! It was truly a special moment for the both of us!" Nicole said.

The proposal was very nostalgic for both of them as he had asked her to prom in a very similar way. 

We had so much fun during the engagement session! They both went to Virginia Tech and both are now in the United States Air Force so what better place than Virginia Tech Airport for their pictures!

Doesn't this look like straight out of a book?

Pat Cori

Pat Cori Photography Fine Art Wedding & Destination Photographer from Roanoke VA