04 Feb Elle + Vince: Promised | an Oxford Engagement
Elle and Vince met in college, and because of this, they will never tire of intelligent conversation! They both studied Classics. Vince now teaches Latin to high school kids in Mississippi, and ponders classic Greek architecture (especially columns). Elle loves Greek, her many animals, and being a student. So much so that she plans to sit in on a class or two after graduation. They both love books and knowledge, and I love them for that!
One thing Elle doesn’t like is surprises. When Elle and Vince discovered that they couldn’t live without the other, they seriously discussed marriage. Elle even helped Vince pick out the perfect ring. She knew he had it tucked away, she just didn’t know when he would make it official. And it drove her nuts. She would bring it up at least once a day. She just wanted a teensy hint on when the proposal would come, but Vince wouldn’t budge. Months later, Elle had made up her mind that she wasn’t going to ask about it anymore. She managed to hold out for a couple days, but couldn’t hold it in any longer. She caved, and the last request for a hint came blurting out. Finally taking his cue, Vince dropped to one knee right there and asked her to marry him, surprising her after all in the end!
We traveled to Mississippi and met Elle and Vince for their Oxford engagement session. We started at Rowan Oak, and I never get tired of shooting there! It’s literary history is perfect for these two, and the day was full of beautiful light!
Elle and Vince are playful and silly, in spite of their studiousness!
Elle, you are gorgeous! I can tell Vince thinks so too.
There’s nothing I love more than a tree-lined gravel path!
Next, we drove a few miles to the Ole Miss campus, since it played such a big part in their relationship. The Lyceum is a must!
The Ole Miss campus is beautiful, and I loved these architectural arches!
We ended the day at the building where Elle and Vince spent so much time in their favorite classes.
Elle and Vince, thank you so much for spending a lovely winter’s day with us! We enjoyed getting to know you better and hearing your stories. We can’t wait for the wedding in just a few short months!