The Love Story
Hailey and Ross first met at Mayville State University the fall of 2010. He was a senior playing basketball, and she was a freshman on the girls basketball team. Throughout the year they would randomly run into each other in the gym, on the bus, or in the hallways. They hung out for a couple weeks towards the end of Ross's senior year, but decided not to date. Hailey went home for the summer, and Ross graduated. little did she know, he came back to Mayville State as a student assistant.
They like to joke about how it wasn’t necessarily love at first sight, but how Hailey had to walk by twice. Once they started officially dating in the Fall of 2011, they realized how much they had in common, from basketball, to hobbies, and even values. They are two small town North Dakota kids with a playful personality, easy going nature, and both are still kids at heart.
Their love story was not always easy; Ross and Hailey lived over three and half hours apart for three years of their relationship. Hailey finished up her second degree In Fargo and Ross lived on the Western side of ND. Finally, Hailey made the move to Bismarck, ND and, on September 23, 2017, Ross dropped down on one knee.
"I surprised Hailey on the deck of our house after I asked for her to go check the burgers on the grill (even though it was just rose pedals and a love note on the grill), as she turned around in surprise I was on one knee with a ring. And as you all probably know she said yes," Exclaims Ross!
After the proposal, the wedding planning began. On June 16th, Ross and Hailey became husband and wife and started their happily ever after. "Our wedding went off without a hitch and it will be a day I will never forget because I got to marry my best friend and the most gorgeous girl in the world," says Ross.
The two now reside in Mandan, ND, with their dog Murphy, spending weekend afternoons on the river and taking advantage of the golf courses around town.
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Photography: Glasser Images
Dress: White Lace Bridal
Hailey's Ring: Schumacher Diamond
Ross's Ring: Zorells Jewelry