Cross Estate Gardens Engagement {Emily + Justin}

Cross Estate Gardens is like a Disney dream! Complete with a beautiful garden and little chipmunks running around behind Emily and Justin, it was just perfect!

Emily and Justin met during our senior year at Rider University in September of 2013. They were celebrating being back at school with all of their friends within their Greek life community (Justin was in a fraternity & Emily was in a sorority on campus), but they didn’t know of each other. A mutual friend introduced them during a campus event. They started texting, talking & getting to know each other. They knew there was something special about the other person. They started dating after a few months & the rest is history. A college love story, yes please!

Proposal stories are my favorite! Emily and Justin were in New York City celebrating Justin’s birthday. He suggested visiting a park along the water before we headed to our dinner reservation. Exploring new parts of the city is something they love to do so this didn’t seem out of the ordinary. It was a brisk night in March and they walked along the boardwalk taking in the great views of Manhattan, the borough where they both had worked and loved exploring any chance they could. As the sun was setting, Justin started talking about their years together & the years to come. As Emily turned to look at him he was on one knee and asked her to marry him. It was perfect.

They are looking forward to continuing to grow together, make amazing memories and go through this life with the support of the other person. They are beyond excited to know that no matter what the future may hold for them as a family, the other person will be their partner every step of the way.

What does Emily love most about Justin? I love how supportive, honest & genuine Justin is not just toward me, but with my family & friends as well. He loves me exactly as I am & understands me completely. He truly seems too good to be true. Justin knows me better than I know myself. He always knows exactly what to say or do to make me smile, make me feel safe & help me get through each day. He is my better half & I am the luckiest girl in the world because I get to love him & be loved by him.

And what does Justin just adore about his future bride? Emily is my best friend. I love that I can go to her with anything and I know she will support me and be there for me no matter what. She knows me better than anyone else and is my soulmate. I will be forever grateful that Emily entered my life and that I get to spend forever with her.

I'm so honored and excited to document their love next August!


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