Ashley Cagle & Alex Morris
Ashley and Alex attended high school together in Lexington, South Carolina, but it wasn’t until June 2010—after both had graduated from college and returned to their hometown—that their romance began. Three years later, Alex gave Ashley two cards and a bag full of gumballs to help her celebrate her 25th birthday. Since they had a long-running joke that Alex would propose with 25-cent ring, Ashley suspected it was all a setup. The first card was from their pup Jax, but the second card instructed her to root around in the bag of bubble gum carefully. After some digging, she uncovered a ring box—with a genuine diamond ring inside—and she knew Alex’s proposal was the real deal. And after asking “Does my dad know?” and receiving an affirmation, she said “Yes!” The couple will wed at Sullivan’s Island on July 27, 2013.
Photograph by Christine Jacky