We met on the Mercer club swim team. Emma Rose remembers seeing Zach at the very first club meeting. He was the Vice President and when he got up to speak to the team she noticed how sweet his smile was. On the first day of swim practice Emma Rose got placed into Zach's swim lane. He remembers her positive attitude and her encouragement through hard sets (Emma Rose thinks if the first time he saw her she was in a swim cap, she must have a pretty good personality)
We had a date night planned at Emma Roses's favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Zach was insistent on making the reservation and booked it for 8pm (which made Emma Rose rather grumpy since she likes to eat dinner around 6). Around 7pm Emma Rose noticed Zach's hands were shaking really badly and assumed it was from low blood sugar since dinner was so late (it was actually proposal nerves). So Emma Rose suggested we head to the restaurant and see if they can seat us early since Zach obviously needed to eat... Zach said "Okay but before we go I have something for you that matches your outfit, I think you should wear it on our date!" Spoiler alert: it was an engagement ring! We immediately called our family and shared the happy news. On the way to the restaurant our Uber driver was very excited for us and gave us a LOT of wedding advice. At dinner, they put us in a private room in the restaurant and we got to celebrate our new engagement!