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There All Along! Marti & Justin Share Their Proposal + Love Story

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm sure there's some sort of psychological study somewhere that proves that our good childhood memories remain familar and continue to attract us.  It might be grandma's cooking, or a certain smell or the great times we had playing with our friends.  For Marti and Justin, an engaged Nashville couple, things came full circle when these childhood friends finally (at the hands of their mutual friends) got together.  Today's real engagement is evidence that sometimes, you just need to look at what's around you to find joy. 

Marti and Justin just exchanged vows this Saturday and we want to wish them both all the best in their new life together! P.S: We can't wait to see the wedding pics!

An ABG Couple's Engagement Story!


Her Marti Bryson
Lebanon, TN

Him Justin Latimer
Mt. Juliet, TN

How did you meet?

We have known each other since we were 5 or 6. We went to the same school until high school. After college I moved away for about 5 years when I came back Justin was attending the church I had grown up at. It was then that mutual friends began trying to set us up. We finally gave in!

The Proposal

Where? The Grand Canyon

When? February 16, 2010

How? We had gone to Las Vegas for the week, Justin rented a truck and we drove up to the Easter Rim of the Grand Canyon. We were walking around and Justin sat down on a huge rock that was sitting close to the edge with an amazing view. I sat down beside him, we were talking and the next thing I know he was asking...and he had the ring!

Did you enjoy your engagement photo session?

Yes! To be honest I was not looking forward to it, I do not really like to take pictures. But we both had a blast, it was so hot, and I think I swallowed 3 mosquitoes but we still had so much fun. Mike made it very laid back and was like we were just all hanging out. I loved all of the pictures, we were very pleased!

What matters most as you plan your wedding?

That at the end of the day on July 24th me and Justin are married and will be spending the rest of our lives together!


Has any decision triggered a meltdown in your wed planning process?

Small wedding or big wedding? I had a hard time deciding. But me and Justin are blessed with so many great friends and family that we love and we wanted everyone to be there!

What has been your major couple disagreement and what have you done to compromise?

DJ or Band? Justin wants a dj and I want a band. Haha we still haven't decided!

What's the one must-have for your wedding day? His? Hers?

I want it out at my parents house where I grew up...and I want no RAIN! Not much to ask for huh?

Your wedding details...

- style-I like things that are different but very simple. I love simple!
- colors-Shamrock green, Navy and White
- venue-My parents house, they live on the lake.
- vendors we've hired to would need to talk to my mom!

What do you most look forward to after marriage?

Duh...the honeymoon! And after that...coming home every night and knowing Justin is going to be there!

Any words of wisdom for newly-engaged couples?

Just have fun with it. Involve your family and when people want to help let them help!


What a great engagement session!  Their story is a testament to how great pictures are possible when the photographer puts you at ease.  Thanks so much to  Myrick Studios for sharing these photos with us.  So fun!

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Ashley King

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send Posted on July 27, 2010 | Filed under: Engagements & Proposals, Photography,

2 Responses to This Post
paula@DWItaly says...

Lol I’m glad they caved in to peer pressure - these guys are cuuuute!

Posted on July 27, 2010 @ 9:56am

Rebekah Parker says...

It was so fun to help Justin and Marti with their special day (even if it was a little hot).  Cannot wait to see images from the big day soon.

Posted on July 28, 2010 @ 4:47pm

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