Completely swooning over Parnian and Graham’s dreamy sunrise engagement session at The Duke Mansion! Let me just tell you, I am not a morning person, like at all, but once in a blue moon I’ll force myself to get up for a session and MAGIC always happens. I certainly did not regret that decision this time.
How They Met
Parnian and I met in high school when our rival middle schools combined and Graham and I have known each other since elementary school days. Even though Parnian and Graham went to the same high school and had a lot of mutual friends they didn’t really know each other or see each other hardly. You know how high school cliques are, plus we had a pretty big school with a graduating class of over 300.
They officially met seven years ago during Parnian’s freshman year of college when Graham came to UNCG with his friend Steven to hang out. A few years later, six to be exact, Graham planned the perfect opportunity to propose. It was a few nights before Christmas and we were all in uptown Charlotte at a rooftop bar with all of our friends.
How He Proposed
The night was going perfectly as planned, we were all having fun and taking pictures with a view of the night skyline in the background. All the girls got together to take a picture together. Out on the balcony of the bar there was a HUGE Christmas tree in the center, so we first took a picture with the tree in the background. One of the girls said “Let’s turn around and take a picture with the skyline behind us”. When we all turned around, Graham was down on one knee and he popped the question! She said yes, of course! A few minutes later, both of their families came up to celebrate with us all and we spent the rest of the night celebrating their engagement.
Parnian and Graham are two of my very best friends and our entire group of friends have been anticipating their engagement. They will be the third wedding and love story I’ll get to document within our group of friends. It’s just the purest joy. I am so happy for them and I absolutely cannot wait for their big special day!