On the way to the engagement session, I picked up my sister to assist me for the day. We drove to Starbucks and picked up a venti Cinnamon Dolce Latte to share. It finally started to feel like winter here in Texas, and the day of the session was the windiest and coldest so far. My sister and I made sure Lacie had a sweater or jacket in between shots. She's a brave girl for wearing that lace dress in 30 degree weather, but lace on Lacie is perfection. My coffee quickly turned cold, and by the end of the session I couldn't feel my fingers or toes. I was terrified to switch lenses and have my camera fill with dust. I was also scared Lacie's hair was going to fly all over the place, and make her look like a peacock but thankfully, it all turned out great. We were in too deep, and were going to make the best of it.
Like the beginning of a potential Nicholas Sparks book, Lacie's dog Aspen played an important role in uniting these two. Aspen had destroyed the floors in Lacie's apartment and Lacie needed it repaired while she was gone on thanksgiving break. John was the guy who knocked on the door with his mighty tool set to address the issue. --- I just died laughing!!! 😂 Lacie and her friend invited the guys out one evening for drinks. She loved that John wore cowboy boots and made the conversation feel so easy. She especially loved how it felt when he made her laugh and she'd lean over and touch his knee. She knew right then she was in trouble.
"They say it always happens when you least expect it, and that is true for John and I. When we look back (almost 7yrs ago now) and see how every second, every moment and every interaction happened the way that it was supposed to, it is easy to see that God had a hand in creating and molding this relationship. These past 7yrs have taught us so much about life and all that comes with it: family, careers, friendships, sacrifices, loss, determination, celebrations, milestones, companionship, and most importantly everlasting love. We are lucky to have experienced so much together prior to taking our vows. It lets us know that without a doubt this person, the one standing right in front of me, will love me unconditionally and will be the foundation that I need through every step that we take from here on out." - Lacie
The last weekend in April of this year, John had the opportunity to ask Lacie's dad for her hand in marriage. To have the blessing of a father is like no other. Lacie's dad passed away knowing his little girl was in good hands. "To know that my Dad believes in John and trusts that he will forever take care of his baby girl is so very precious and valued. Valued more today than I ever thought possible." - Lacie
Soon after, he popped the question. John and Lacie have put countless hours into making their backyard beautiful, so it naturally played the perfect backdrop when John asked her to marry him under the first tree they planted together. "It was like time had stopped. It could not have been more perfect. That moment will forever be cherished and we are now looking forward to all the new memories to be made." - Lacie
John + Lacie will be getting hitched next month at Zedler Mill in Luling, Texas. #LacieFoundTheJuan*
*John's name is really Juan
Lacie says football in their house is life. Check out her "Mrs Arzola" jersey!
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