Daniella and Christian are a match made in heaven for sure! They chose the gorgeous mountain backdrops and long vineyards paths of the Market at Grelen for their engagement session. While they are getting married in Pennsylvania, the couple lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and wanted to document the fun times they had exploring wineries and enjoying the scenery central Virginia has to offer; the Market at Grelen was a perfect place to do that! They chose beautiful complimentary outfits that fit the weather and the landscape perfectly. You can really see their love shining through in their photos by Amanda C Blake Photography. We hope you enjoy this Market at Grelen engagement session and happy Friday!
How did you meet?: Christian and I met the fall of 2010 as I started my freshman year of college at Penn State University, University Park. After joining Penn State’s campus ministry, Harvest Global Mission Church, Christian and I met numerous times in passing but it wasn’t until one night at Thursday Night Prayer that our friendship started. Throughout the year Christian and I continued to build a strong relationship and it wasn’t until the beginning of my sophomore year that Christian called my dad to ask for permission to date me!
I remember the day so clearly; we had just finished brunch and we were all walking back to campus when Christian asked to borrow my phone. He had a broken phone but he needed to make a call. As I sat and waited, 30 minutes passed, and then an hour. Eventually, he walked back apologizing for taking so long. It wasn’t until later that night at dinner that Christian explained why he was on the phone so long. He had in fact asked my dad for permission to date me! He had no idea that my father loves to talk (hence the hour long wait). That night, he officially asked me out and the rest is history!
Tell us your proposal story: Christian planned a trip back to Penn State University to celebrate his birthday and attend the annual Arts Festival on Penn State’s campus. He invited all our close friends to come and celebrate his birthday weekend. The moment we arrived on campus we visited all our favorite places and while walking around campus he took me back to the place we first met and proposed! None of our friends had arrived yet so the actual proposal was just us two and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! I loved that we could share that one moment just us two and once everyone arrived we were able to all celebrate!
Photo Credit: Amanda C Blake Photography