Funny things happen in fraternity houses, but those funny things don’t usually end up in marriage. The exception that proves the rule: Leah and Danner. When Leah was a senior at Wofford, she called out to a friend at a party…except it wasn’t her friend to whom she was shouting at all. It was Danner. He told Leah his name, but in all the noise and hubbub of the night, she didn’t quite get it, so she ended up putting him in her phone as “Someone.” When she got a text the next night from “Someone” asking her to a formal, she declined, but a week later she gave in and Leah and Danner have been together ever since.
When Danner proposed, Leah suspected the ask was coming at some point in the near future, but she was still caught by surprise, mostly because she didn’t think Danner had found a chance to ask Leah’s parents for her hand in marriage. Turns out, he had. The weekend before, Danner had made a secret trip up to Charlotte for a covert dinner with Leah’s parents, so when he and Leah returned to Charlotte a week later, it was game on. The plan was to attend a Charlotte Knights game that evening, so there was some time to kill after the two arrived in town. Danner kept asking Leah to go out with him to walk the dog, and she kept saying no because of the heat. Finally, she gave in, and Danner popped the question in a field near Leah’s parents’ house. This was the same field we returned to for the engagement session.
It wasn’t a particularly beautiful field, but it held so much meaning for Leah and Danner. Long before Danner was in the picture, Leah walked her dogs with her family in that field. Once Danner was in her life, they grew closer walking the dogs together in the field, discussing the direction of their lives and their potential future together. I don’t think Danner could have chosen a better spot to pop the question.
Like so many of the best couples, Leah and Danner balance each other out. He’s carefree and happy, and she’s a worrier, so she loves having him there to remind her to enjoy the small things in life. I loved every minute of working with these two beautiful people, and I can’t wait to hear about where life takes them.