Engagements

Several times a year since 2006 (and more frequently lately), we’ve had some gentleman pop the question from the top of our Lighthouse.  To date, all responses have been YES!  Our most recent couples continue the tradition.

Engagements for 2016 got off to an early start with the first proposal happening on a very cool and crisp February day and the final proposal for 2016 happening on New Years Eve. We look forward to having many more couples share their special day in 2017 at the “top of the lighthouse”!

We would like to wish the happy couples a long and fulfilling life with many climbs to the top of our lighthouse in their future! (Click on any picture to enlarge)

Our 2016 engagement couples

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Brenton G. & Matt W. (December, 2016)

What better way to end the year than with a top of the lighthouse proposal! On a cool but beautiful New Years Eve, Matt W. and Brenton G. made the 131 step climb to the top of the lighthouse where Matt proposed. It was a TOTAL surprise for Brenton as you can tell by the photos! What made this event even more special, is the local connection that Matt has – with one of his close relatives living right here in Caswell Beach.

Breton G with Matt W on His Knee Proposing

Breton G n Matt W after she said yes – keeping our tradition of ALL YES responses to date.

 

Happy Couple now engaged and enjoying their first moments as an “official” couple.

 

Just a quick update……..we hear they have set the date for the BIG event and it will take place in September of this year – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

 

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Dallas & Nick (September, 2016)

Nick is on his knee with the surprise question for Dallas (notice the Dallas Cowboys hat!).

 

Dallas is so shocked she is almost crying – but says YES to keep our engagement record perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas and Nick Relaxing after the tension of the BIG moment and all Smiles.

 

 

Dallas n Nick Even Signed Our Guest Book as a New Couple To Be!

 

 

 

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Emily C. & Nathan S. (August 13, 2016)

We witnessed a very “local” engagement in August with Nathan S. who works at the NC Baptist Assembly 1/4 mile down the road asking his long time sweetheart Emily C. to be his bride.

 

Nathan S a Guest Services Team Member at NC Baptist Assembly Fort Caswell, asked the lovely Miss Emily C to be his wife.

Nathan S., a Guest Services Team Member at NC Baptist Assembly Fort Caswell, asked the lovely Miss Emily C. to be his wife.

Emily and Nathan descend the tower after the successful proposal. Could not get the smile off of their faces if you tried!

Emily and Nathan descend the tower after the successful proposal. Could not get the smile off of their faces if you tried!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer T. & Frank F. (July 1, 2016)

Frank has planned every detail and now he awaits the answer from Jennifer - she says YES!

Frank has planned every detail and now he awaits the answer from Jennifer – she says YES!

Frank F and Jennifer T as Frank drops to his knee to as Jennifer the most important question of his life

Frank F and Jennifer T – as Frank drops to his knee to ask Jennifer the most important question of his life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amber M. & Angel C. (May 9, 2016)

Amber showing off her ring after Angel has proposed and she said YES

Amber showing off her ring after Angel has proposed and she said YES

Amber showing her hand with the ring still on after the climb down. Notice the photo-bomb of our guide offering his approval!

Amber showing her hand with the ring still on after the climb down. Notice the photo-bomb of our guide offering his approval!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jonathan P. (April 29, 2016)

Waiting for photos

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Chessica D. & Cameron  G. (March 19, 2016)

Cameron Gombatz and Chessica Dunleavy 1 m

Cameron drops to his knee as he makes his proposal to a shocked Chessica

Cameron Gombatz and Chessica Dunleavy 2m

Chessica can not believe he has popped the question but she is ready with her YES reply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy couple relaxing on the beach after the climb back down

Happy couple relaxing on the beach after the climb back down

Chessica admires the ring and catches her breath

Chessica admires the ring and catches her breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laura & Justin (Feb. 11, 2016)

The first new couple of 2016 to become engaged at the top of our lighthouse enjoyed a clear but cold day in early February.

Justin on his knee with the formal proposal

Justin on his knee with the formal proposal

Laura and Justin - the Happy Couple - now engaged!

Laura and Justin – the Happy Couple – now engaged!

 

Laura and Justin were married in May and shared a few photos of their wedding cake – an Oak Island Lighthouse replica!!!!! We are honored to be part of their ceremony.

Justin n Laura Jenkins what a cake 2m Justin n Laura Jenkins what a cake 1m

Our 2015 engagement couples

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Taylor H. & Taylor M. (Sept 2015)

Yet another engagement this year at the top of our lighthouse and another first. The first names of both our latest couple are the same and even spelled the same! So Taylor proposed to Taylor and Taylor said YES which made Taylor and his family VERY happy……..did you follow that? It was a beautiful early September morning and we were glad the family let us be part of their special day.

Taylor & Taylor on their way to the beach to celebrate with the Lighthouse in the background

Taylor & Taylor on their way to the beach to celebrate with the Lighthouse in the background

Taylor proposed to Taylor and she says YES

Taylor proposed to Taylor and she says YES

Taylor showing off her ring after returning to the base of the lighthouse

Taylor showing off her ring after returning to the base of the lighthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor and Taylor are now OFFICIALY Mr. & Mrs. on September 9,2016 they stopped by to climb the lighthouse again and the very next day were married on the beach. They have shared a few photos from this years climb and their wedding!

Taylor and Taylor with family after their Sept. 2016 climb. The day before the wedding!

Taylor & Taylor in 2015 with Family after they were engaged.

Taylor and Taylor with family after their Sept. 2016 climb. The day before the wedding!

Taylor and Taylor with family after their Sept. 2016 climb. The day before the wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding on the Beach!

Wedding on the Beach!

Don't drop her.....

Don’t drop her…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The required family picture after the wedding vowes.

The required family picture after the wedding vows.

Until next years visit to the lighthouse!

Until next years visit to the lighthouse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tasha C. & Nash (Aug 2015)

August was another month where we were able to host an engagement for a young couple at the top! Tasha & Nash made the climb and Nash surprised her with “The Question” and a ring.

On behalf of Nash and I, we just wanted to thank you for making the proposal day one we will never forget. Thank you for all your special planning and ensuring that everything would go smoothly. It was an amazing experience and we hope to be back soon! I’ve attached some pictures of the proposal that you can hopefully use for your website. Thank you!
-Nash and Tasha

Tasha said YES and shows us her ring

Tasha said YES and shows us her ring

Nash on his knee proposing to Tasha high above the waves

Nash on his knee proposing to Tasha high above the waves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Julia T. & Chris I. (July 2015)

We hear from many of our visitors that the lighthouse has been part of their family vacation history while they were growing up. Time after time we hear visitors comment on how their family has been vacationing in our area for “as long as they can remember”. One such group returned this year for a special occasion.

“Thank you all for a wonderful tour today at the lighthouse!! Special thanks to Dennis who helped my boyfriend set up the surprise proposal and even took some pictures for us to remember the occasion!! It was so memorable – I love the lighthouse and have toured it each year when my family comes down for vacation, and now it has added significance as the place where we got engaged. 

Thanks again for an amazing, special day at the lighthouse!! See you next year :)”

Julia T

Chris I. proposing on his knee to Julia T. July 9 2015

Chris I. proposing on his knee to Julia T. July 9 2015

Julia T. said yes and is so excited that Chris has to hold her down to keep her from float off as she shows us the ring.

Julia T. said yes and is so excited that Chris has to hold her down to keep her from floating off as she shows us the ring.

Julia and Chris are greeted with applause as they emerge from the lighthouse after their top climb and successful engagement!

Julia and Chris are greeted with applause as they emerge from the lighthouse after their top climb and successful engagement!

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Brooke & Alex (Feb. 2015)

On a cool but clear February day at the top of the Lighthouse Alex asked Brooke to be his partner in life….and the answer was a resounding YES.

The cool but happy couple.

The cool but happy couple.

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And the ring makes it official!

It was fantastic to visit for such a wonderful occasion but we will have to visit again when it’s warmer!      -Alex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tracy & Mike

Not to be outdone by Alex and Brooke, Mike and Tracy became our second couple in 2015 to be engaged with Mike popping the question in early March while on the outside balcony and Tracy said YES!

Mike and Tracy showing off the new ring

Mike and Tracy showing off the new ring

     

The smiling couple back on the ground after the proposal

The smiling couple back on the ground after the proposal

 

 

 

 

Our 2014 engagement couples

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Thank you guys so much for letting us have such a special moment together at the top of the lighthouse! 7.10.14 Josh C

Thank you guys so much for letting us have such a special moment together at the top of the lighthouse! 7.10.14 Josh C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My future son-in-law proposed to my daughter at Oak Island Lighthouse on July 13, 2014 and she said Yes.

Kim C Greenville engagement 7.13.14 1

Justin L and Kim C from Greenville, NC were engaged at Oak Island Lighthouse on July 13, 2014 and will be married on November 7, 2015.  The proposal site was chosen by Justin because of Kim’s love of lighthouses.

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