Meet today's lovely featured couple, Jordan and Ryan.
Jordan and Ryan both went to Clemson and met in Nursing School. Ryan was only one of two guys in a class of 70 girls. The couple had classes together for three and a half years before they started dating. The fall of their senior year, they were in the same clinical group which means they pretty much spent all of their time together. That November, they went on their very first date.
Jordan and Ryan both graduated in May of 2011 and wound up working in the same hospital after graduation.
The Proposal - as told by Jordan
In the summer of 2013, we went on a beach trip with Ryan’s family to Isle of Palms, SC. They had rented a house and his whole family was there. We got there on a Sunday, and Ryan’s sister, Kelsey, was taking her nursing boards the next day (she had graduated in May from Clemson Nursing School). So I spent most of the day helping her try not to be too stressed, and meanwhile I never noticed how nervous Ryan was.
That evening Ryan wanted me to go with him to run errands and to go look at a place to get a “family picture” later on in the week. As I was getting ready, Ryan came in and asked me to look cute, which I thought was strange, but at the same time a total Ryan thing to say.
When we left the inlet I immediately wanted to call my parents, but he told me to wait until we got back to the house. When we got there, I realized MY whole family was there! He had arranged for them to come and be there to celebrate! It was the sweetest, most thoughtful thing anyone had ever done for me.
Jordan told us that Clemson holds a special place in the couple's heart because it brought the two of them together. Jordan said, "We had more fun at Clemson that last semester just getting to know one another. The end of football season, baseball games, and a Zac Brown Concert are moments we will never forget."
So it was a no brainer for the couple to have their engagement photos taken in Clemson. "We spent a lot of time there and we want it to play a role as our family grows," Jordan said. "We hope that our children grow up going to Clemson games and come to love it as much as we do!"
They also included their dog, Layla. Jordan told us that she is a huge part of their relationship and so they had to include her in the photo shoot! :)
The couple recently married and the Tiger Cub made a surprise appearance. The couple also had an ice sculpture with a tiger paw and with initials in the middle. And of course, they included a lot of their Clemson engagement all around the reception.
What sweet photos and what a sweet love story to go along with them. Special thanks to Naisang Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us today. Please visit their Facebook page and 'Like' them.
Also, a very special thanks to Jordan and Ryan for agreeing to let us share their stories, but more importantly, for agreeing to share their love story!