Katherine Watson & Stephen Screen

Photographs by Ashley Seitz

Wedding Date: October 3, 2015

How They Met: Mom and Dad really do know best. Katherine’s and Stephen’s parents are lifelong friends, so it seemed only natural to introduce their children on Christmas Eve in 2009. Katherine, a UNC-Chapel Hill grad, and Stephen, a Virginia Tech Hokie, were immediately intrigued.

The Proposal: It’s Christmas Eve. Magic is in the air, and the excitement of the morning lingers. Katherine’s father is unexpectedly admitted to the hospital. On the way to visit him, Stephen takes Katherine to look at Christmas lights. “I want to spend the rest of my life making you happy,” he said, pulling out a stunning diamond. Katherine’s family met them at the hospital to celebrate.

Engagement Shoot Location: Waxhaw