How many people can say that they met their husband or wife at the age of 10? That’s exactly what happened for Brittney and Jon! They met when they were 10 years old, but didn’t date until years later! Brittney remembers Jon being mean to her when they met, but she later realized that he was just crushing on her! How sweet is that!?
I met with Jon and Brittney in downtown Durham for their engagement session at the Durham Hotel! This was my first time inside The Durham Hotel and it is a really cool space! I especially love the rooftop that overlooks downtown Durham! These guys are so much fun! I love that they weren’t afraid to be romantic and silly in front of the camera!
Jon doesn’t celebrate or do for himself much. He is selfless. He has two sick parents he was working two jobs to care for when we first met. I’m talking going in at 5 a.m. and getting off at 10 p.m. I wanted to do something for him and make it about him for his birthday. So I planned him a 32nd birthday cookout at his Dad’s house. It was also going to be a way for our family and friends who hadn’t met, get to know each other because we knew we were about the together forever life! I had everything planned. Decorations, food and all. That Friday comes and my best friend called and said her hubby was treating her to a nail spa day and he will pay for a friend. That should have been my first clue. But with everything going on, I didn’t think twice about it. I just looked forward to relaxing with my bestie before the party. So Saturday the day of the cookout comes and Jon is ignoring me. He is cleaning, welcoming guest, talking to everyone but me. I thought he was just overwhelmed, so I fixed him a nice big drink. One that should have lasted for a bit. He downed that drink so fast and kept blowing me off. Come to find out he was nervous. Naturally, I was in my feelings but kept playing hostess. It was finally time to eat, we say grace and Jon hops on the mic and starts thanking everyone for coming. He then calls me up. Uh OH! I was looking a hot mess from being so hot but whatever, it was family. He starts off his speech by telling me how much he loves and adores me and then BAM our song comes on. “This is why I love you, by MAJOR” begins to play. The tears started rolling because it hit me. My baby was proposing! It meant so much because I always imagined him doing it with just the two of us because he is an introvert. Just shows how much he loves me. He wanted my family and friends there to witness it. 6/30/18 was a special day! Oh and he actually arranged for me to get my nails done with my friend. He gave her the money for my nails and made up the story to make sure my fill in was photo ready!
We can’t wait to celebrate with these guys next year at 1705 East in Raleigh!