I had a great time meeting Melissa and Clay for their engagement session in Bell Buckle, TN. Here they are, in their own words!
Where did you meet your fiancé?
We met at a Nashville fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis – Wine & Swine. Our friends set us up with dates for the evening – but, not with one another! Our respective dates didn’t work out, so we ended up speaking at the event and realizing that we have numerous mutual friends! The rest is history…
What was your first date?
Our first date was lunch at Puckett’s in Downtown Nashville, where we both work. Our next date was for pizza at Mafiaoza’s in 12th South.
Was it love at first sight?
Sure? I don’t think either of us believe in “love at first sight” (how unromantic!); however, I think we both knew fairly early in the relationship that the other was “the one.”
Where did you get engaged?
We got engaged on the side porch of Clay’s mother’s childhood home in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. It was perfect because I didn’t get great cell phone service – Instead of calling people for the next few hours, we were actually able to enjoy being engaged!
What are two of your favorite qualities about each other?
My mother once told me that she asked my dad what his favorite quality was about her when they were first married. He apparently said, “I like that you work.” How weird, right? I’ve asked Clay the same question and received pretty much the same response – but now I get it! He likes that I’m a hard worker, ambitious and very much have a “I’ll do it myself” attitude. Likewise, my favorite quality about Clay is that he is steadfast, patient and worry-free. He has a strong faith that things will work out according to plan. He’s also very witty!