Quantum Leap Winery | Grant and Hannah’s Love Story

 Grant & Hannah’s Love Story is truly a fairytale that is meant to be! See below for their engagement photos and stay tuned for their wedding day photos at the unique and urban Quantum Leap Winery Nicole Squared Events is thrilled to be working with Grant & Hannah on their special day and cannot wait to see them say their “I Do’s” on October 14, 2017!

 

Photo Credit: KT Crabb Photography

 

  • Q. How did the two of you meet?
    A. Grant and I met at Stetson University the first day of our freshman year of college in 2007. We were asked to get in groups of four with three people we didn’t know. After introducing ourselves, Grant recognized my last name. He attended high school with my cousins in Tampa and went to the church my uncle preached at growing up.  We remained friends throughout college. A couple years after college we happened to be visiting mutual friends for a weekend and reconnected.
  • Q. What did you do on your first date?
    A. Because Grant lived in Tampa and I lived in Orlando, it was hard to plan a casual first date. Grant drove up from Tampa on a weekday afternoon and we had lunch off Park Avenue. I couldn’t stop thinking about him after that and we immediately began taking turns driving back and forth for weekend dates.
  • Q. What one thing does he/she do that drives you crazy?
    A. Grant leaves cabinets open all the time! Once you get what you need out of the cabinet, why don’t you just shut the door?  I drive Grant crazy because when I come home from work I put my lunch box in the sink and I don’t take out the Tupperware containers with the food particles until either later that evening – or sometimes I just wait until he does it for me… I know that’s so lazy!
  • Q. What is the best quality about your partner
    A. Grant is extremely motivated. Once he puts his mind to something, it gets done. He has great will power and sets goals for himself. He is kind, supportive and never slow to tell me how proud he is of me. He is strong and sticks up for himself and for others.
  • Q. Who wears the pants in your relationship?
    A. We are very, very good about balancing responsibility in our relationship. From the beginning it was clear that we needed to work together to make it work. Our relationship has always been a partnership first. We each recognize that we have different talents and let the other lead when needed. (Though he will admit that I’m normally the one who is right when we have a disagreement. 🙂 )
  • Q. Describe the moment that you knew he/she was The One!
    A. I cannot honestly remember a time that stands out as knowing he was The One. But we both remember the first time we said I Love You. It was my birthday, and our first birthday together. He helped organize a group of friends to go out to dinner and drinks with us. Towards the end of the night we were waiting to go into a bar and chatting. I let the I Love You slip and immediately covered my mouth. I did love him, I just hadn’t planned on telling him so casually. He pulled me aside and told me he was planning on telling me he loved me that night anyway. We were both so excited, it just felt so natural.  I have never felt more me than when I’m with him. We truly complete each other and it didn’t take long for us each to realize that.
  • Q. Tell us about the proposal!!
    A. Grant and I love to go on picnics together. Not anything fancy, just packing a couple of snacks and maybe a bottle of wine and heading to a local park or the beach.  We had planned a picnic with some snacks and champagne before heading to my parents house for dinner. I honestly wouldn’t have guessed anything was different this time if he hadn’t seemed a little nervous and asked if I was going to change my shoes! I was wearing Birkenstocks, which admittedly are not the prettiest shoes. But, Grant has never, ever cared about what I wear – so I was suspicious. He had planned a photographer to secretly capture the proposal and thought that I would maybe have liked to have been wearing nicer shoes when I looked back at the photos years later.

    Anyway, we went to the park near my apartment, which is coincidentally located right near the church where we will be getting married and the reception site. After setting up our blanket and having some bites of prosciutto and ten year old champagne (also suspiciously nice for a casual picnic), Grant and I walked down to the lake and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.After we went to a restaurant on Park Avenue where both of our families and my best friend were waiting and celebrated!

  • Q. How does your wedding reflect your personal style?
    A. Our wedding is simple, rustic and very food focused. Grant and I love food and the art of cooking. Our inspirations were fragrant, fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme, good wine, warm bread and love. We love the natural feel of Quantum Leap Winery, where our reception will take place.
    There were a handful of other venues we looked at – but what is important to us for this day isn’t the venue, or the grandiose decor. It’s that all our friends and family can feel the love between us and that we can share that back with them. We have a large wedding but we still want it to feel intimate.
  • Q. Tell us 2 or 3 words that sum up your wedding.
    A. Romantic, Natural, Elegant.
  • Q. What are your plans for your honeymoon?
    A. I have never been to Europe! Grant and I will be flying into Edinburgh, Scotland. Both of us have very rich Scottish family histories and the country is very important to us and our relationship. We will be spending the first half of our honeymoon exploring Scotland, then down to York and London. We’ll finish up in Paris, without leaving out a day trip to Champagne!

 

 

 

 

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