While our story likely began way back in high school, we didn't officially connect until 2019. We fell in love that summer, on the 4th of July, when John brought his son, Jackson, to meet Whitney for the very first time. We all spent the day decorating cupcakes, grilling out, and watching fireworks. We both knew that there was something really special about our connection - sparks literally flew! Fast forward to a year later when John planned a special weekend getaway to Pawley's Island with Whitney, her brother (Andrew), and her sister-in-law (Hayley). John surprised Whitney with a fairy tale proposal on the 18th hole of Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. The girls were having brunch and mimosas on the clubhouse porch as the guys finished up their round. On his way back to the clubhouse, John yelled up to Whitney that he had found a special golf ball for her on course. It said "Whitney, will you marry me?" John got down on one knee with the beautiful South Carolina marsh in the background and the rest is history. It was such a special day and the very beginning of our own little fairy tale!