Ross vividly remembers the day he first set his eyes on the woman he had no idea would become his bride. Kacy happen to walk past Ross’s cubical and he did an immediate 180 to see the beauty that just passed by. Though there was a mutual attraction, the two became friends for about three years playing volleyball on the beach, taking trips to Gainesville to watch the Gators play, hours talking on the phone and hanging out with mutual friends. Through their long chats “just as friends” they began to have deep conversations about their personal walks with God, their goals, advice, etc. While everyone encouraged them to date, they simply remained friends and Ross soon left to move to south Florida for work. They continued to speak every month or so, and through Kacy’s encouragement, Ross started attending church and grew into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. It was during this time that Ross learned to put God first, while at the same time Kacy was also drawing nearer to God. Although both of them did not realize it at the time, God was using this period to prepare them for one another. It wasn’t until they reconnected while Ross was in Jacksonville during a weekend in March 2012, that they realized God’s perfect plan was for them to be together! Over the holidays, Ross proposed to Kacy in Charleston and now they plan to have a short engagement so excited to begin their lives together and get rid of the distance of being in two different locations.
“We just want God’s presence to be known,” said Kacy when asked about their wedding plans. ”We just want it to be about Him and how He brought us together.” Kacy, 32, also wants single girls to be encouraged by her story that true love is worth the wait. ”You just have to wait on God, I keep telling my girlfriends that,” Kacy said. “As hard as it was to wait, I mean, look at what He brought me in the end, HELLO! He’s hot!” she said with a giggle and a blush.
Not only is Kacy now one of our lovely brides, she is also one of my best friends, and was a bridesmaid in our wedding, and I couldn’t be happier for my beautiful friend! Here’s some of our favorites from her and Ross’s engagement session!