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From Volcanoes to Mountains

Kelly + Brooks |

A romantic Hawaiian sunset engagement to an elegant Carolina mountain engagement session at The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina

Kelly and Brooks were on their annual family vacation with Kelly’s family. This year, they were in Hawaii, so Brooks knew it was the perfect place for his proposal. 

The day started like any normal vacation morning, soaking up the sun on the beach. On the way home from the beach, the couple decided to eat at one of their favorite restaurants on the island. It sits right on the beach and has the most amazing views. 

While Kelly was making their reservation, Brooks interrupted and told her to make it from 8 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. Although she was disappointed they would miss the sunset, she obliged. Brooks told her to still get ready by 6 p.m. and they would watch the sunset elsewhere.

The couple headed out with the rest of the family for their “pre-dinner cocktails and sunset watching.” When they arrived at the point, Kelly rushed over to start snapping away to capture the perfect picture. Little did she know, the perfect picture was behind her. Standing there was Brooks, down on one knee. 

After the proposal, the couple continued on to their reservation for a romantic dinner alone to celebrate. The celebrations continued the next morning with a private helicopter tour of the island taking in all the volcanoes and waterfalls. 

Once they returned home, they made the engagement official with an amazing engagement session with Critsey Rowe Photography. They traded in their views of waterfalls and volcanoes for gardens and mountains.  

The couple started the session off in more casual outfits as they wandered through a greenhouse garden and perfectly manicured lawns and walkways. The bride-to-be’s flowery top fit blended right in!

Kelly and Brooks then switched into a more elegant look and walked over to the prestigious looking mansion that sat on the ground. Kelly’s navy blue dress was the perfect contrast to the neutral grey and ivory tones of the building. 

The couple cuddled, twirled and walked hand-in-hand along the ground and soaked in all the amazing views it had to offer.

Congratulations to the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs.!

Looking for a photographer to capture your engagement session? Check out Critsey Rowe Photography HERE!

Creative Team

Critsey Rowe Photography

Biltmore Estate

Jackie Fogartie Events

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