This couple is adorable.  And not just because they happen to be college sweethearts with one of the cutest proposal stories you’ll ever read (seriously).  No, they also happen to be a duo that just glows with happiness.  A stunning couple who just can’t stop smiling, can’t stop hugging and can’t stop laughing with an energy that will brighten your entire Thursday.  See their entire e-session captured by Sarah DeShaw right here in the full gallery.

From the Bride… James and I are fortunate enough to have met our freshman year of college. We remained friends until love struck and we started dating our senior year. New Year’s Eve 2012, we decided just the two of us would spend New Year’s Eve together. After a rainy day of hiking the trails along the Guadalupe River, we got dressed up for a “fancy” Tex-Mex dinner at the local spot. We bought fireworks from a stand on the way back to the cabin. After shooting them all, James said he had one more surprise firework in the car. When he came back, he had a little box instead and got down on one knee! The whole night was filled with the sound of fireworks in the distance and champagne in our glasses. We ended up dancing the night away at a local New Year’s Eve dance and having the best time!

James has grown up vacationing in St. Simons and we knew this would be a meaningful place to take some wonderful shots. Sarah DeShaw Photography could not have been a better fit for us. We were able to take photos at Lovely Lane Chapel, Avenue of the Oaks, and conclude with sunset on East Beach. We had so much fun and made sure to incorporate our NYE engagement with a champagne toast on the beach. We can’t wait for the big day this April!

Photographer: Sarah DeShaw Photography | Beach: East Beach | Bride's Polka Dot Dress : J. Crew "Sparkle Dot Dress" | Grounds: Lovely Lane Chapel | Grounds: Avenue of the Oaks | Location: St. Simons Island

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