Tom popped the question to Alison on the morning of July 18th, 2020 on Bald Head Island, NC. Alison was completely surprised, and did not expect it to happen when it did!
Tom arranged for his Mom, Aunt Sally & Cousin Sam to set up a picnic on the dock and to hide in nearby bushes to capture the proposal on camera. Even as they approached the picnic, Alison had no clue what was about to happen!
After his original plan to propose in Belgium was spoiled due to COVID, Tom decided to propose on a dock where he spent many summer days growing up fishing, crabbing and talking about life with his cousin Parks.
Tom had planned for a sunset photo session the night of the proposal...which was much appreciated by Alison since she refused to wash her hair or put on makeup prior to the proposal.