Every Fashion Icon Eva Would Approve of the *Serious* Style this Couple Brought to Their Engagement Session
Seeing their engagement photographs by Angie Jean Photography are this couple’s favorite part of their wedding planning journey so far — and for good reason, they are stunning! “They captured our love so well and we can’t wait to use them on our invitations!” bride-to-be Paige tells us. But what about the groom? And their love story? Just wait, ‘cause it’s just as good!
So Paige and Chad have a bit of a Brandy Bunch story, with 5 kids and a family that means the world to them. It’s the definition of fun chaos, Paige shares. And you could say family is how they got together too. “Chad spotted me at a high school basketball game where his niece was playing and my brother was coaching. He played detective to figure out who I was and finally reached out to me. I was at a place in my life where I wasn’t looking for anything so after saying no, but him being consistent and sending me flowers to my work, I caved and well… the rest was history.” But fear not, Paige shared some of that history so you can go ahead and fall in love with them too! ⬇️
For our first date, “we kept it simple and low key grabbing some pizza and beers and then I surprised him by taking him to Le Smash. We both had a rough year prior, so I figured why not go smash a bunch of random things and let some emotions go. It was a great way to break the ice too! We continued to hang out the rest of the night, neither of us were ready for the date to end. We spent the night getting to know each other and asking as many questions as possible. Questions and stories most people probably wouldn’t discuss on a first date. We both felt so incredibly connected that we had zero problem opening up to one another. We even ended the night dancing to a Chris Stapleton song in the middle of my apartment living room. We felt like we had known each other a lifetime. Our first date felt like a dream. It was perfect. And we both would admit that night we knew our forever was starting.” And it really was, hello, just look they’re engaged to be married!
The proposal took place while they went for a cruise along the Platte River. Chad parked in their usual “thinking” spot and proceeded to tell Paige how thankful he was for her and their family (all that “lovey dove stuff” as Paige sweetly puts it *wink*). Then came the ring and the proposal. But Paige wasn’t so sure she was buying it. She explains, “It was April Fool’s Day, so I thought he was kidding. I made him get out and get on his knee, still wondering what the heck was actually happening! We savored the moment before calling our family and friends to share the exciting news!”
And just like the proposal, this autumn engagement session with Angie Jean was both classy and dreamy over at Venue 779 and Lake Aero in Waterloo, Nebraska. They did a ‘fit change, channeling both an elegant and classy vibe and then a more relaxed and dreamy fall vibe.
The happy couple plans on marrying in June 2024 and with a nod to their love of family, Chad’s uncle will be officiating, making it even more special for them! And there’ll be plenty of other ways family will be involved, even those who aren’t with them anymore. In fact, that’s another part of planning they’ve been enjoying. “Family is so important for the both of us. So being able to keep their memories alive at our wedding will be the icing on the cake,” Paige notes.
Team of Vendors
Photography: Angie Jean Photography | Venue: Venue 779 | Ring: Alyssa’s Custom Corner (14 karat) | Beauty: Hope Weiss