Camille & Seth’s Amelia Island Proposal Captured by Ashley Dye Photography
Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?
We met in church. We were in high school and I had a crush on him, but he had a lot of girl-friends, so I didn’t think anything would happen between us. After about two years of being acquaintances, he started making a move, and putting some effort into spending time with me and getting to know me, we clicked very fast, and the rest is history.
What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together.
We are both very involved in music, we were in a worship band together in church, we are both each other’s first serious relationship, and we are best friends. Seth is so encouraging, and is always by my side no matter how difficult the circumstances are. He makes me the happiest girl in the world, and we have so much fun together. We love making each other happy, and I think that makes it so much easier to work through things, because we are always communicating and intentionally loving each other and paying attention to what the other likes and is interested in.
Seth and I have been together for 3 years. We’ve been doing long distance for a little over a year, so you better believe I was ready to get engaged. I met Ashley Dye at the beginning of 2020 before I had booked anything wedding related but I knew right then I wanted her to be my photographer. So I booked her. I booked her for my unplanned wedding, and then I just prayed that Seth would propose soon. The summer felt like a great time for him to propose because he was home from college and we had a lot of time to be together. I gave him Ashley’s information and told him that if he wanted me to say yes, Ashley had to be there! For a few weeks I was convinced he would propose on our anniversary. A little under a week before the date, Ashley posted on her instagram that she was going on vacation for the next week, and I was crushed. I had been expecting to get engaged for weeks, and then I found out she’d be gone, which must’ve meant Seth wasn’t gonna propose.
Two days before, Seth told me he had ordered my custom-made ring online a month before, but due to covid-19, they hadn’t made it yet. That’s when I was sure there was no proposal happening anytime soon, which I later found out was true! My ring was shipped on July 6th, and got to his house on July 7th! He barely got to see it before the proposal. July 7th came around, our 2 year dating anniversary, and I was so sassy because I kept thinking this was supposed to be the day we got engaged but it’s “just our anniversary”, poor Seth. We spent the whole day together, we stopped at his house for me to fix my hair before dinner, and his mom was trying to act like everything was ordinary and calm, when in reality she was stressing to make sure our night was perfect. She was also stressing out because it had been raining all day, and the whole proposal was taking place outside. Before dinner I had an eyelash fall, and we made wishes, I wished for no rain and that someway somehow he would propose to me.
When the night was over, I told him my wish came true, and he said his did too, when I asked him what he wished, he said “I wished that your wish would come true” *insert crying emoji* We ate dinner, and the sky cleared up. No more rain. after dinner, Seth told me we were headed to pick up my anniversary gift. I got really confused because what kind of gift needs to be picked up?!
As we got closer to the location, I realized we were driving up to where we wanted to get married. We listened to our song ( Take the World by Johnnyswim) as we were pulling up to the gift shop of the Amelia island plantation. When the song was over we got out of the car and I was SO confused. We walked over to a little sidewalk and there was a golf cart conveniently placed in the middle of an empty parking lot. Seth walked towards it and got in, saying we were going on a ride. At this point my brain is so confused trying to figure out how in the world he’s pulling this off when I was 100% sure there was no way he’d propose on that day specifically because Ashley was out of town!
He stopped at hole 18 and there was this beautiful set up, made by my amazing future mother in law, Allison. I was shocked, he really did pull it off, and it was AMAZING. We walked to the setup, he got on one knee, and said “Will you marry me?” Of course I said yes. And then he asked “are you sure?”. It was the most magical moment of my entire life. Everything was perfect. I remember sitting there and wanting to freeze time. Just sit there and be with my best friend forever, looking at the sunset.
I always knew I wanted a round main stone. But that’s all I knew. When we started talking about marriage, I would send him a few “hints” of rings I liked. And a few months before he proposed, he explained to me why the rings I was showing him were probably not exactly what I wanted. This man knew all about clarity, different cuts, thickness of the band, side view, bottom view, I mean, he was very specific about what was nice and what wasn’t. He custom ordered my ring online, made exactly the way he knew I would love. And it is PERFECT. So much prettier than anything I could have ever picked out myself before I was educated on ring quality and craftsmanship.
We have been engaged for a couple months and I still stare at my ring at least 3 times a day because I love it so much.
If that wasn’t enough, He incorporated a little bit more of us in the proposal. Seth and I kind of developed a thing for hexagons, it started because I am an enneagram type 6, but we both started to do cute little things for each other that involved hexagons and it became our thing. I was born in Brazil, so he got some Brazilian Ebony and HANDMADE this gorgeous ring box in the shape of a hexagon for my ring. I mean, it looks amazing, and it incorporates two very personal things to us, my nationality and our cute symbol. I really lucked out in the fiancé department.