Clear Cut Couples: Ford and Mikaela

Ford and Mikaela met while on a business trip in New Zealand, first locking eyes at a winery in Queenstown!

For their first date, they went to an adorable pub overlooking the water in Queenstown. Barring business meetings, they spent the remainder of the trip spending time together!

They have been together for over 3 1/2 years. Mikaela was in graduate school at WashU when they met so they did long distance for the first 2 years of their relationship.

They have shared countless incredible memories since then. On their first anniversary, they brought home their adorable pup, Bubbles. She is their little bundle of fluff and they love her! They moved in together last year and are currently waiting on their first ever house to be built! They hope to be fully moved in before the wedding.

Ford proposed with a stunning oval diamond pave ring on the beach at Tybee Island, Georgia on their third anniversary.

Mikaela actually designed the ring herself. She said, “However, his proposal was the first time seeing it as a finished product. I still haven’t stopped staring at it!”

They are getting married in April at a flower farm in Chapel Hill, NC! Congrats you two@ We are SO happy for you!

Photographer: @heatherchippsphotography