Puppy Rescue Leads to Maymont Park Engagement
Rachel and Mike met as volunteers with Western Albemarle Rescue Squad (WARS) in Crozet, Virginia. They were both students at UVA. Rachel studied chemistry and Spanish. Michael studied history. But they first crossed paths at WARS when Rachel was assigned to the Monday night rescue crew. Michael was the crew captain. There was chemistry. And the rest is history.
Pippa and Posy
However, it took the couple a while to figure it out. Rachel was dating someone else. She and Mike became close friends over their shared love of her foster puppies. She’d bring Pippa and Posy two foster sisters to squad. When Rachel told Mike that she was going to adopt Pippa, he started to pay more attention to Posy. Mike “ended up adopting Posy – 50% because he liked her and 50% to spend more time with me,” Rachel said.
Got rid of the ex
Taking the plunge
Four dogs, each in a dog shirt, spelled out the words WILL YOU MARRY ME? She said yes!
Maymont Park Engagement Session
Rachel and Mike’s joy and exuberance, love and exuberance shone through at their engagement session at Maymont Park. It may have taken them a while to figure out they had chemistry, but their love story will go down in history.