This beautiful beach proposal had the Shane Co. team all aflutter! We’re so glad that Ashley and Derek are letting us share their love story with the world! These two met when Ashley worked at a country club as a waitress and Derek was a club member who frequently stopped in to play golf. One year after they first met, Ashley and Derek went on their first date, and a year after that, the two were on vacation with their family in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
One day during their trip, Derek finished up a round of golf and Ashley was about to start a day filled with shopping and sunbathing. Derek had other ideas, though, and asked Ashley if she’d take some pictures on the beach with him instead. Derek’s parents and sister were in on the plan and tagged along as the “photographers,” while Ashley’s sister was already on FaceTime to watch the proposal as well! As the two lovebirds strolled down the beach, Derek began to get a little nostalgic, telling Ashley how much he has loved her for the past two years. Ashley said her heart started to beat faster as she began to catch on. Just then, Derek turned to her, dropped to one knee, and pulled out a beautiful ring. As Ashley, Derek and their family walked back to the condo to celebrate, other beach-goers congratulated them on their engagement. Ashley said, “I was so excited, and my heart was so full of love knowing my heart found its mate.”
Before the proposal, Ashley had mentioned to Derek that she loved the white gold look for an engagement ring, and she dropped a couple of other hints about her preferences as well. However, the ring was a complete surprise! It looks to us like he did a fantastic job.
Ashley and Derek are set to get married in May 2016 at a private beach in Georgetown, South Carolina. Congratulations to this Shane Co. couple and thank you for letting us be a part of your love story!