Natalia and Austin met in high school and started dating her junior year, when he was in college. Throughout their four years of dating, the pair was challenged in many ways and made it through lots of ups and downs. Austin proposed before Natalia’s senior year in college. They were supposed to be going out for a date night, but stopped by Austin’s parents’ house before they went to dinner. When they arrived, his mom told Natalia there was an alligator right beside their dock with some babies riding on its back. She ran out to see them and was looking around when Austin tapped her on the shoulder and got down on one knee. He made sure to also invite her family so they could all watch the beautiful moment. The wedding was held at Dunes Golf & Beach Club, which was a special spot for the couple, since it was where they attended prom together. The wedding ended up being family-only due to COVID, but the night was perfect. Natalia and Austin live in Myrtle Beach.
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