I just featured Jana and Noah’s engagement pictures by Two Ring Studios on my blog, but I wanted to also give you some information on this very sweet couple! Jana and Noah have been together now for two and a half years. Jana is currently in school pursuing her Ph.D in Higher Education Administration at the University of Tennessee and working as a graduate assistant. Noah is a programmer/analyst with the Tennessee Valley Authority. See below for more…
How did you meet each other?
We met playing in a Mud Volleyball fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of East TN. We have several mutual friends, but somehow had never met. It was great on our first “real” date seeing each other in clean clothes!
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
We got engaged on Christmas Eve. We were driving from TN to NC and Noah stopped the car at the Newfound Gap scenic overlook. He said he wanted to have our picture taken with the TN-NC state line sign which is almost perfectly between our two home towns. Noah asked a passing by couple to take our picture then knelt down on one knee.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We enjoy traveling, spoiling our dogs, and listening to live music around Knoxville. We also have a horrible, mutual addiction to Mexican dining!
Why did you choose The Farm and Asheville as your wedding location?
We both love the Asheville area and the beautiful mountain scenery of Western North Carolina. Specifically, The Farm provides a laid-back, yet stylish, comfortable feel that fits our personalities perfectly.
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Knowing that we get to spend the rest of our lives together. We are also very excited that we are able to share this amazing day with our closest friends and family.
What do you love about each other?
Jana: What I love about Noah is…I love Noah’s sense of humor and giant heart! On my worst day, he effortlessly makes me laugh. He is the kindest, most genuine person I’ve ever known. He never hesitates to help a stranger, and he never expects anything in return. He always sees the good in everyone and is a beautiful person inside and out. I truly feel like the luckiest woman in the world.
Noah: What I love about Jana is… I love Jana’s sense of adventure and her constant willingness to put up with all of my excitement and energy. She’s smart, beautiful, and our values are so closely aligned that I can’t imagine making this life journey with anyone else. I’m just super excited about her, and that makes me the luckiest guy in the world.
Anything else you would want people to know?
We want to thank everyone who has made this special day possible from our caterer (Colorful Palate) to our florist (Polly’s Florist in Waynesville) to our baker (Tiffany’s Baking Co.). Thanks to Two Ring Studios for the amazing engagement photos. Galen, you’re great at what you do! Additionally, to our parents, we’ve been overwhelmed by your support, generosity, and love. We love you dearly. And, of course, Tara Jordan has been phenomenal. Words cannot fully express how helpful her advice and expertise have been. Tara, you are truly amazing! Well, THANK YOU, Jana and Noah!