Jake and Caroline met in the spring of 2017 at the University of Georgia. Caroline played on the volleyball team and Jake was coming in early to join the football team. Caroline and Jake's roommates at the time were dating (they are now married and in the wedding party).
Jake asked Caroline to go golfing as they were first getting to know each other. Golf is still one of their favorite activities to do together. On their first official date, Jake and Caroline watched the sunset at the top of the East Campus Village parking deck.
Jake and Caroline returned to Athens, GA to celebrate a friend's birthday. Jake took Caroline to Chuck's Fish downtown for dinner (her favorite). After dinner, Jake brought Caroline to the Slaughter's land. While in school, Jake and Caroline frequently visited the land in the evenings to watch deer. Jake walked Caroline to the cross that he and one of his best friends built earlier that day and got down on one knee. Jake had both of the families and a photographer hiding in the bushes. After the proposal, Jake had coordinated an after party with their close friends and family and everyone was there for the sweetest celebration.