I love looking at engagement photos. That being said, I especially love looking at photos of the actual engagement itself – and that’s just what Chelsea sent me over the weekend! I’m entranced by the adorable surprise proposal that Nathan planned, and I especially adore how a few special guests were there to take secret snapshots of the whole event! Read on to learn all about this sweet Virginia couple’s engagement.

 

Biltmore Estate proposal for the engagement of Chelsea and Nathan | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com

 

The love story:

My name is Chelsea Bush. I’m 22 years old and from Duffield, VA. I recently got engaged to my boyfriend of “going on” 4 years, Nathan Fansler. He is 24 and from Gate City, VA. We met while working one summer at Natural Tunnel State Park. Little did I know, I had been going to the same hair salon where his mother worked for years. And still had never met him.

 

Biltmore Estate proposal for the engagement of Chelsea and Nathan | The Pink Bride www.thepinkbride.com

 

The proposal:

Nathan proposed to me at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, on May 3rd. He told me there was a secret gate that not many people use to go around to the back of the Biltmore house to see all the mountains. So, that’s the first place we went when we got there. I had no idea that I’d become a “bride to be” that day. But it was perfect. I got the most beautiful ring a girl could ask for. I also didn’t know that my mom and her boyfriend were hiding on the patio above us taking pictures of the whole thing. I couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect.

 

The wedding:

We plan on getting married next year on July 4th (my favorite holiday). We are in the process of looking for the perfect venue for our rustic wedding.

 

 

 

 

Many congratulations, Chelsea and Nathan! We couldn’t be happier for you.

Happy Pink Planning!

Be sure to leave your congratulations to the happy couple in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Chelsea Bush.