Falon and Clay are a beautiful couple, and they will be getting married at the Deerpark at the Biltmore Estate this October. I just love the fall, and I think they have chosen the perfect time for a wedding!
Clay and Falon have been engaged since November 21st of 2009. To know more about this couple, see below!
How did you meet each other?
Clay and Falon met while in high school at Statesville Senior High. After being friends for four years, they both went their separate ways. Several years later Clay contaced Falon again, and they decided to meet. After a few short summer months of baseball games, dinners, and getting to know one another again, they were officially dating. The rest is history…
How long have you two been together?
Officially…the second time around (because we dated some in high school) 5 ½ years
How did Clay propose?
The proposal…Well, it started out as a regular Friday evening for the couple. They were attending at Rotary Cocktail Holiday function at the Statesville Civic Center with family and friends. They danced the night away to the band, Liquid Pleasure, and then stayed after wards to help clean up. After wards, they jumped in Clay’s car to leave and Falon saw a small white box in the seat. “What is this,” she asked. “Oh, nothing,” he replied. By the look on his face, she knew it wasn’t “nothing.” Once it hit her that he may be proposing and that box was a ring box, she hopped out of the car. Once she turned around, Clay was down on one knee, in the parking lot, and asked her to marry him. She cried…and cried…and cried some more. After several minutes of trying to realize if this was really happening, she said, “Of course I will.” They spent the rest of the night celebrating with friends and family. It was perfect!
What do you two do for a living?
Clay is a Sales Representative for Pratt Industries in Statesville and Falon is pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Teaching (Elementary Education) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
We both LOVE sports, Carolina Panther and Tarheel fans! We also enjoy traveling, the beach, hiking, playing cards, hanging out on Lake Norman, grilling out and spending time with our three year old black lab, C.J.
Why did you choose the Biltmore Estate as your wedding location?
When we first got engaged, we were not sure where our wedding would take place. We both agreed that it should be somewhere classically vintage and romantically simplistic. The Biltmore Estate was one of the first places that “caught our eye.” Once we visited the estate, and saw the beautiful old carriage house, The Deerpark, we knew our decision was going to be easy! We jumped in the car after our visit, and said simultaneously, “this is it!” After that, the planning has been easy. We want our family and friends to be able to join us in a place that is comfortable and classic when we make our vows to one another to be together forever. This place was perfect for us, and we hope they enjoy it as well!
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
We are most excited about marrying one another and beginning our life together. We are also very blessed to have so many of our family and friends that are going to be able to travel from near and far to come celebrate with us, and we are extremely excited about seeing everyone. We also cannot wait to see all of our planning put into action…and become a reality.
Anything you want people to know?
Falon: I love that Clay makes me want to be a better person. He is the one person in the world that I believe knows me for me…and loves me for all that I am. He is there for me during the good and not so good times…and always is beside me, supporting me, in the decisions that I make. Clay makes me feel as though I can do anything! Clay also makes me feel so young at heart and I seem to laugh constantly when he is around. I love him for him…always and forever.
We are so grateful for the most supportive, caring and wonderful people in our lives…our families and friends. Everyone has been so great in helping us during the planning process, and we are so excited about getting everyone together to celebrate on October 2nd!
Clay: Falon is everything to me and I am excited to share our future together. We are both very lucky to have such great family and friends and can’t wait to have everyone together for our wedding.