Crystal + Charles: {Engaged} in North Carolina – Photos by Traci Arney Photography

Crystal Malachi and Charles Hatcher were introduced by Crystal's co-worker, who thought that they could be great together. When  Crystal met Charles, she was taken in by his personality and beautiful green eyes - and so was he. :) Charles proposed to Crystal during a Mother's Day cookout. Here's how it all happened:

"Charles planned a Mother's Day weekend cookout to honor his deceased grandmother and mother whose birthdays both fell during that week. We decided to get as many family member's as possible from both sides since it would be the first time everyone was together. We had already been ring shopping but I had not seen the final. [That day,] he gathered everyone together, started to speak and immediately began to cry. Of course, I thought it was because of his mom's recent passing. He never could say anything except "I had a speech but…." Then he took the ring out of his pocket. Nothing needed to be said after that! There were nothing but tears, hugs and congratulations all around! It was a beautiful moment that I am so grateful both of our families could share."

The couple's "modern and stylish" e-session took place in Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, and was shot by Traci Arney Photography.

{You Make Loving You So Easy}

He loves ..... "I think the main thing he loves is that I have his back no matter what. He knows that I will be there for the good and the bad. He calls me his "ride-or-die chick"."

She loves ..... "I love that he is so strong but still has a big heart. It's a great combination to find."

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