Charlotte Knights Stadium engagement | Hillary + Alec

Their Story

“We both are goofy and love to have fun and make the most out of our crazy lives. We are crazy obsessed with our dogs, Sophie and Boomer. Life pretty much revolves around our fur babies and we love them more than anything. We are both huge football fans, Alec loves the Vikings and I'm a diehard Steelers fan. We love Charlotte, our families and our friends.”

How long have you been together?

“We actually met on the dating app, Bumble! We messaged each other for over 2 months before we FINALLY went on a first date. At the time, I was working close to 60-70hours a week and it was really tough for us to get together. Alec was always so patient and understanding with my hetic work schedule, but he wasn’t going to let my crazy work schedule get in the way of us finally getting to meet. After months of waiting, Alec took matters into his own hands and bought us tickets for a Knights baseball game. With tickets already purchased, there was no backing out. We met at BB&T BallPark for the game and that’s where we ended up having our first date. We had such a great time together and have been enjoying life together ever since!”

The proposal

“Alec planned the absolute best proposal any girl could ever dream of! Alec bought us and his parents tickets months in advance to the Darius Rucker concert. So the whole time I thought we were going to the concert to enjoy an evening of great music with his parents while they were in town. Turns out, Alec had way more up his sleeve…

We get to the concert and his parents went to fine spots for us in the lawn, while Alec and I made a pit stop. When Alec and I made our way through the maze of people on the lawn to meet up with his parents, I noticed that my whole family was also there with Alec’s parents. I hardly noticed my whole family was there though, as I saw one of my best friends and now one of my bridesmaids, Laura, was also there. I immediately run up and give Laura a huge hug, I was so excited to see her as it had been months since I had seen her last. As excited as Laura was to see me too, she said, “Hillary, I love you and I’m excited to see you too, but you gotta turn around!” Before I could even respond, Laura turns me around and there was Alec down on one knee!!" 

Alec also had his fraternity brothers and my best friend And now another one of my bridesmaids, Erin, there to celebrate this special moment with us! I was so surprised and still to this day feel so loved and blessed to have our best friends and families there to celebrate us!”

Why did you choose BB&T BallPark?

“Charlotte is where our love story began and Charlotte is our home. We wanted to showcase the city that we both love and that brought us together. When we think of Charlotte, we think of the Charlotte skyline. We wanted to have the Charlotte skyline in some of our engagement photos, as well as our love for our dogs and football.”