Sunshine, spring flowers and the gorgeous campus made this engagement session so special! We had a fabulous time walking around the grounds, talking about their lives, checking out the flowers and finding sweet hidden corners. Of course, no JMU engagement would be complete without a visit to the kissing rock!!
The legend goes like this:
When the Quadrangle was being graded in the early 1920s for the construction of Alumnae Hall, an enormous limestone rock was unearthed. The cost of removing the huge stone would have been prohibitive so the top part of the stone was left untouched and protruding from the ground.
In the institution’s early years, the female students were not allowed to be seen in the company of young men without a dorm mother present.
So a couple would hide behind the big rock and make out. Kissing Rock was born.
The legend goes on to say that the person you kiss at the Kissing Rock is the one you will marry.
So, there had to be a little smooching at the kissing rock to end our lovely evening! I am so excited up their August wedding at Rodes Farm Stables in the ever-lovely Blue Ridge Mountains. I have no doubt their wedding day will be as lovely as they are!