Couple’s Photo Shoot Turned Surprise Engagement

Jessica Braswell + Dillon Reynolds | Feb 25, 2018

Jessica and Dillon’s love story started with a wedding. Jessica was attending her best friend’s wedding and didn’t want the night to end so she went out with friends after the reception to continue the celebration. In walks a guy (a.k.a. Dillon) who starts dancing like “Magic Mike.” Jessica’s friends noticed Dillon looking at her and pushed her towards him. She was very nervous so she turned away but Dillon grabbed her hand and pulled her towards him! They spent the rest of the night dancing and talking and they both knew that the start of something good was happening. 


Their relationship blossomed over nights of dancing, long talks, going to the beach and sharing new food and travel experiences together. Jessica knew Dillon was the one from their second date and it wasn’t long before it was time to seal the deal!  Last November, she and Dillon planned a photography session with Southern Rose Photography after Dillon got back from deployment to have some photos made for themselves and family. Little did Jessica know, Dillon had a surprise planned! Towards the end of the shoot, the photographer asked Jessica to stand in one spot because it was “perfect.” As Jessica turned around, Dillon got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! She was shocked and her captured reaction made for the sweetest end to an already adorable shoot.


Jessica and Dillon will say “I do” at Gregory Vineyards near Raleigh, North Carolina, on June 10 of this year! They are both so excited and can’t wait for their big day to arrive! Congratulations, Jessica and Dillon!


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