These two met in possibly the sweetest way. You see, a few years ago, Mark purchased an old house in Grand Rapids and began renovating it into a bed + breakfast. Haley’s parents, recent empty nesters, purchased the house next door. Haley, upon visiting her parents, met Mark – and many conversations were started across the fence in the backyard. She was immediately smitten and found herself making any excuse she could to run into Mark when she would visit her parents. The feeling was mutual, and eventually, Mark mustered up the courage to ask her out. Their first date was right there – cooking dinner + playing board games in the kitchen of the B&B. They hit it off pretty quickly – finding they had a ton of shared interests + values. After about a year full of dating, traveling, and growing together, Mark proposed to Haley! They are planning a fall wedding – and every detail seems perfectly fitting for them!
We have had such a great time getting to know Haley + Mark over the past few months – and we can hardly wait to celebrate their marriage with them! But first, we had to celebrate their engagement – in the backyard where they met (duh!), and then also at Mark’s grandmother’s orchard. It was a pretty fantastic morning! Here are just a few of my favorites… ;)