Hannah Kelly and Drew Shows were engaged on a rainy New Year’s Eve. Below, Hannah and Drew share a few details about their relationship and the excitement of wedding planning! The two will become one of May 25, 2019 at the Barn at Bridlewood in Hattiesburg, MS.

How did you first meet?
She said: I had a crush on him when I was in elementary school. We had plenty of mutual friends throughout high school, but never took the time to get to know each other. When we did, it felt like reconnecting with a long lost friend. Safe to say I’m still crushing.
He said: We have known each other all of our lives. We lived right down the road from each other, but it wasn’t until the 4th of July that we actually started getting to know each other.

What’s the most memorable date you’ve had?
She said: The brunch on New Year’s Eve. It was the best surprise I could have ever imagined. I was totally unaware that Drew was going to propose! After I said yes, we had a wonderful brunch at The Chimney’s in Gulfport. We celebrated and ate with our families. It was truly incredible.
He said: The most memorable date was that 4th of July. Though we had know each other, we didn’t really know each other. We spent hours talking and getting to know each other. She accepted me in my “jorts” and I’ve loved her for it since.

What quality do you most admire about the other person?
She said: There are so many qualities that make Drew the man of my dreams. He has such a loving heart. His love for me reminds me of the love that Christ has for me.
He said: I admire her faith. She believes in her faith so much that it makes me want to be better. She brings out the best in me.

How was the ring selection process?
She said: I told Drew the type of diamond that I liked. I have always loved my mother’s oval wedding ring. We saw a few while we were out browsing one day in November, but honestly I didn’t think we would be engaged until the spring. I had no idea that he would purchase one the very next week!
He said: We went looking for rings so that I could get an idea of what she liked. She didn’t know it, but the next week I bought the ring. I took my dad with me to look. I bought the prettiest ring in the store. I looked at it for about 10 minutes and knew it was the one.

How would you describe the style of your wedding?
She said: Our wedding will be an elegant, timeless celebration. I love the traditional wedding features with a mix of modern style and decor.
He said: What she said.

What’s been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
She said: Finding the most beautiful wedding gown! I felt like a queen trying on dresses all morning.
He said: Venue searching.

What’s been the most difficult detail of your wedding to agree upon?
She said: The date! Having a long engagement has taught me to have patience. However, our date is perfect. It gives me plenty of time to graduate from college and get settled into our house and my new job.
He said: The date for sure. I want to marry her right now. But… I know she wants to get everything planned. It will be perfect.

What part of the process are you most excited about?
She said: I’m excited for the whole experience! However, I can’t wait to meet Drew at the end of the altar. I have been dreaming of this day since I was a little girl. Excited cannot even compare to the way I truly feel about my wedding day. I can’t wait to be Mrs. Shows!
He said: The honeymoon. I can’t wait to spend an entire week in paradise with the woman I love. I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii, and I can’t think of a better time to go. Plus, I can’t wait to show Hannah my mad surfing skills.

What moment of your wedding day are you most anticipating?
She said: We plan on having a “first look” before the ceremony begins. I can’t wait to see the reaction on his face when he sees me. I can’t wait to see him waiting for me as I walk down the aisle.
He said: Seeing her coming down the aisle. I can’t wait to see the look on her face. Honestly, I might fall out!

What are your honeymoon plans?
She said: Maui, good food, lots of sun, and plenty of R&R.
He said: Packing our bags and heading to Hawaii!