Just Engaged: Ashley and Kevin's Engagement Photos

Just Engaged: Ashley and Kevin's Engagement Photos
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 01, 2011

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“We are very fond of our first summer as a couple and the romance we shared during that time.”

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A classic photo of Ashley’s stunning engagement ring!

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Kevin thought Ashley, was “a cute freshman new to Ann Arbor that would need some help finding her way around campus.”

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“I knew he was the one when I began to miss him every time we had to part.” Ashley says, After graduation I moved to Chicago but I found myself traveling via bus, car, and/or train ever chance I could to see him."

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“Our love was strengthened by our commitment to see each other and stay together no matter what.”

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“We try to enjoy what every season has to offer, including picnics in the spring, kayaking in the summer, apple picking in the fall, and trying out different winter sports.”

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A beautiful black and white portrait of the couple.

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Kevin knew Ashley was the one when she said ‘I love you’ in Chamorro (the native language of his native place of birth Guam).

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“Our proposal is so special because we still found each other despite the fact that we’re from opposite ends of the world!”

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“It is truly a blessing to have such a bright future with such an amazing person.”

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“Our first date happened by accident. We agreed to meet for dinner with friends, but arrived to a table set for two. To this day I am still unsure whether the date for two was planned or not, but either way it worked out for the best!”

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“We logged many miles during our time apart but it never bothered us. What really mattered was getting back to each other.”

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“Kevin was one of the people I met when I arrived at the University of Michigan because he was my resident advisor. Little did I know that the helpful RA would turn out to be Mr. Right!”

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“We both love to cook together as often as we can. Kevin teaches me traditional dishes from Guam and I share my baking tips with him.”

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Ashley had no clue Kevin was going to propose! He totally surprised her!

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The couple poses with a handful of balloons. They’re love will certainly lift off! See more lovely photos from Ashley and Kevin’s fun engagement shoot here.