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Joy Proposal Story: Ashley & Andy

by Kelsey Vickers

Give us the proposal details! When? Where? How?

We hiked four miles in the rain to summit Charles Bunion in the Smoky Mountain National Park. On top of a rock as we were posing for a photo Andy said, “Wait, I have something in my pocket.” I looked down to see him pulling out a handmade rustic box. He got down on one knee and before he could even say, “Will you marry me?” I looked at our friends and my brother and started asking if it was real! Finally, I laughed, hugged him, and said yes! I then proceeded to keep asking if it was real life for probably an hour–and have now still been up in the clouds even after we hiked back down the mountain.

What has been your favorite experience planning the wedding?

Andy’s family is in Seattle, Washington, and my family lives in western North Carolina. With our families living on opposite coasts, our moms finally met for the first time this past weekend!

How do you stay sane under the pressures of wedding planning?

I love planning things. The more I continue to work on planning our wedding, the calmer I actually feel about it all.

What is your favorite part of using Joy for your wedding?

I like how simple the aesthetic is and how easy it is to use on the back end.

What piece of advice would you give couples to ensure that they use Joy to its fullest potential?

I’m still discovering new pieces! Just play around with it and look for inspiration on the website. You can continue to try new things with the tools available.

At Joy we believe that even though a wedding lasts a day, joy lasts forever. What does that mean to you?

On our wedding day one dream has come true but that next day, new dreams take a foot.

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