Dani and Cory met one another through mutual friends in April of 2013. The first time they met, they shared occasional laughs but no sparks were there between them. The two weren't looking for love and had no idea that in just a few days, they would hit it off. A week after the first time they met, they both made plans to have dinner with their mutual circle of friends. Both Cory and Dani showed up at the restaurant only to find that their friends bailed out on the plans. Cory convinced Dani to stay and have dinner with him. They hit it off and had fun being in each other's company. One month later, the two decided to make their relationship official.
As the couple spent more time together, it became apparent that they were truly meant to be. Dani can remember the first time she knew Cory was her meant-to-be and it's such a sweet story. In casual conversation, she told him about how she owned every single Disney princess movie growing up, except for The Little Mermaid. She told him that she couldn't wait to let Emma, her little girl, watch it one day. The following night, Cory showed up with a special edition of the movie and candy just for Emma, all the while melting Dani's heart. *sigh* Now, not only does Cory love both of her children, but they, Emma and Alexander, both adore Cory just as much.
In love with the outdoors, these two take any opportunity they get to be outside exploring. When it comes to their typical Saturday afternoon, Cory likes getting fresh air while doing yard work and Dani is content being crafty. The couple loves being homebodies, too, binge watching TV shows together. Who doesn't love that? Am I right?! ;)
My favorite story from them came when I asked them to tell me a fun fact about each other. Dani's fact was that she can't keep plants alive so Cory does it for her. It's a part of their life that they both find humor in. The one time she kept her potted flowers alive, Cory accidentally backed over them. He felt guilty to say the least, but it's a cute little story I found endearing.
Because they had talks of what marriage would look like for them, Dani felt sure a proposal would eventually happen, but she wasn't sure of when it would be. In her mind, she thought for certain Cory would make sure she was all dolled up for the occasion. But Cory had other plans.
In September of 2015, Cory and Dani took a trip to Lumpkin, Ga for a day of hiking Providence Canyon, also known as the Little Grand Canyon. They had been hiking for a little over an hour, both sweaty from the trek when they decided to stop and take in the view. After a few moments, Cory decided to climb up a rather steep rock. Dani, being a considerable amount shorter than him, had a difficult time making the climb and frustratedly decided to walk around to meet him. When she got to where he was, she noticed he had something in his hand. He told her to come check out what he had found, now with his back to her. Convinced it was just a stick or something, she walked over to see what it was he had found. As soon as she got up to him, he turned around holding a ring and proposed! It was a moment she'll always cherish and wouldn't change for anything!
I had such a lovely time exploring Roswell Mill, getting to know this sweet, funny couple! To Dani and Cory, thank you both so much for inviting me into your lives and trusting me to capture your memories. I look forward to seeing you again in October for your special day!
To see more moments from my afternoon with Dani and Cory, click here.
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