Okay, I know I always seem to start of blog posts like – “wow, this one was different” but… I’m really for reals not kidding this time! I’m basically crying because this time, I photographed my SISTER and her FIANCE for their NYC ENGAGEMENT! Wow – Erica and Thorne are getting MARRIED!!!! It’s been a thought on all of our minds for years and now it’s REAL! Erica and Thorne met during the summer of 2010 before their sophomore year of college at Virginia Tech. They were at their Kappa Delta/Sigma Chi river float with a bunch of friends and people were telling her about this guy “Thorne” and as soon as they met, they spent the afternoon floating on the river, talking about school and goals for after college. You could say the rest was history… countless college date parties, ski trips to Wintergreen, study dates at their VT coffeeshop, Deets, tailgates, KD & EX formals, graduating, and moving to NYC for life after college!
The first inkling I knew of “engagement” was earlier this year in April. I was visiting Erica for a few days and one night Thorne whispers to me and pulls me into hallway of their one bedroom Chelsea apartment. You know… hallway that’s also the living room, kitchen, and the front entry way… two feet away from the bedroom door where Erica was sleeping! He says, “So… IF I were to start looking at rings… do you know what Erica wants?” (I was literally “screaming” inside with no sound!) I sent Thorne the secret pictures then quickly deleted any evidence from my phone. Fast forward a few months and Thorne proposed to Erica on August 11th at sunrise in California!
From Erica: “Thorne devised the plan to propose during the sunrise hike to the top of Mission Peak that we do every year when we visit his extended family. We woke up at 5am and began our journey – this time with Thorne’s entire (immediate) family. Once we got to the top he called me over and I KNEW it was happening… but then he got down and TIED HIS SHOE. We stood there for a little longer and I quickly realized… “oh, it’s not happening”… then he hugged me from behind and opened the box as the sun came out from behind a cloud. From there on, I don’t remember anything except crying and shaking and laughing! We celebrated with champagne and then FaceTimed my family!!”
Let’s switch gears to PICTURES! Keep reading to see my one too many favorites and also what Thorne and Erica love most about each other… I just LOVE this NYC engagement!!!
Like seriously. A fave.
So Central Park was a little cray… but I made it look less crazy!Fall is peeking through! I spy some yellow leaves!My favorite thing about Thorne is when he really laughs. I mean REALLY laughs and his eyes squint and he makes this high pitched hyena laugh and rocks back and forth. Sometimes I feel lucky enough that I get to witness it because we BOTH can’t stop laughing. – EMy favorite thing about Erica is how she’s always been very supportive of everything that I’m doing… (whether it be work, studying for the CFA (he passed by the way!), or even a Virginia Tech Football Podcast.) No matter the situation, she can always make me laugh and help me put whatever the task is at the moment in perspective. -TOne of my FAVORITES!And then we practically had SOHO all to ourselves…LOVEEEEE