Charlotte's Story: I had been at my first job out of college for 3 months and part of the job was to help train the newbies every month when a new hiring class started. I had no idea walking into work on that cold January morning that I was about to meet the love of my life. On J's first day, he sat down beside me - I remember thinking 'this guy is way too excited to be here'. Haha! He made me laugh from the moment he introduced himself. We found ourselves staying at work later and later just to be able to walk out together at the end of the day. A few months later, J had to come rescue me from my car running out of gas on a bridge. That night was the first night he told me "I think I'm falling in love with you," and we were dating 3 weeks later. J is the best person I have ever met - not just to me and our pups, but to everyone he meets. I cannot wait to marry this man and for all of you to be a part of our (yes, including Jazzy & Belle) most special day! J's Story: From the moment I met Charlotte, I knew I wanted to be in her life forever. Whatever that meant and whatever it took, I was going to do it. Whether it was bringing her snacks in our cubes at work or staying extra hours to walk her to her car, to rescuing her roadside without gas, I was willing. Charlotte is a special kind of person, the kind that people are drawn to and always want to be around. Her smile, her laugh, the way she talks when she's excited, everything about her is perfect. It wasn't long before I had my Charlotte and I was never giving her up. We would go for endless walks with the pups and stay up late listening to music and talking for hours. Charlotte has been there for me during some of the most difficult points in my life unwavering by my side. She has helped me grow and encouraged me to do more with my life than I ever thought possible. Who knew the hot girl from three seats over at work was going to become the love of my life, and one day my wife. Let's get married!!
During the holidays we always find ourselves driving to Brookgreen Gardens in Pawley's Island, SC for the Nights of a Thousand Candles. These gardens are beautiful any time of the year, but there is a special magic when the the fountains are lit with candles, and the oak allee is lined with lights as far as you can see. It was in this allee that we 'stumbled' into an old neighbor of J's grandparents who just so happened to be a photographer. He asked us to pose in front of the trees so he could test his camera against the lights, and if you are reading this right now, you know I (Charlotte) never miss a photo opp. We turned to face each other, J grabbed my hands, got down on his knee and said "Charlotte Hope Woodward, you've made me the happiest man alive for the past four and a half years, and I want you to forever. Will you marry me?" It was a moment neither of us will ever forget, and you can join us in remembering as some of the photos from this exact moment are scattered throughout our site!