Codi and Cody

Needville, Texas

 

 

Photographer | Amy Maddox Photography | @amymaddoxphoto

Location | Brazos Bend State Park | @brazosbendstatepark

Apparel | Vici Collection | @vicidolls

Hair and Makeup | Cynful Makeup and Hair | @cynfulmakeup

Ring Designer | Jared’s Galleria of Jewelry | @jaredgalleriaofjewelry

Jewelry | Lulus | @lulus

Codi and Cody are so easy in front of the camera. Girl-Codi is a gorgeous blonde bombshell and boy-Cody is a tall, handsome southern gentleman. They met at the Wharton Country Youth Fair in March 2007 and last March were preparing for the next big step- to move in together. But that wasn’t enough for Cody. One afternoon while they visited Matagorda Beach, Cody asked her if they had everything they needed for the new place, if they needed any furniture. He specifically asked if they needed end tables, then pulled out a ring and popped the question! And of course she said yes! So now after 12 YEARS they are finally getting married!

 

It was easy to tell during their engagement session that these two know each other very well and are very comfortable together. They laugh easily and are very supportive. Cody says of Codi ” What I love most about Codi is her hard work, persistence, and continuous effort to make me a better man. Her love is my motivation to be the best man I can be.” Codi says “I love that he is compassionate, understanding, and tolerates my sarcasm! Cody is honest and always communicates with truth and perspective. When he is with me I know I will always have security, strength, and a shoulder to share the good and bad of my life. He is truly my best friend.”

 

We can’t wait for their big day!

 

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet?

We met in 2006 during the Wharton County Youth Fair, in Wharton, Texas. The fair was in full swing with the stars casting light above the rainbow lights of carnival rides. Cody was walking aimlessly through the midway, and eventually he made it to the Himalaya (a boat theme carnival ride meant going back and forth on a pendulum). Meanwhile, I had just exited the ride. As I was walking into the area in front of the Himalaya ride, Cody nonchalantly wandered up and introduced himself. As they say, the rest is history.

 

What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique?

I feel that what makes our relationship unique is the level of understanding and commitment we both have for one another. We are normal people. We don’t go skydiving or take lavish trips once a year. As a couple, we are very centered in our values and goals. We enjoy the everyday things in life. We are big on watching movies and sharing our entertainment tastes with one another. Whether we agree or not of the movie genre, well that’s an entirely different conversation. I think another thing that makes our relationship special is our ability to balance each other. While I am more of an introvert, Cody pushes me to go places I wouldn’t necessarily go alone. To be honest, most of the time I listen to his advice I usually end up enjoying myself. On the other hand, I feel that I allow Cody time to decompress and remember the simple things in life are often the things that allow us to recharge and recenter.

How did you know your partner was the one? When did you first know this in your relationship?

Honestly, I can’t say that I woke up one morning and knew Cody was the one I was going to marry. If this makes sense, in the back of my mind I knew he would forever be someone special in my life, but I never knew how special he would be to me. As a friend, Cody was always there to listen to me to rant and pick me up when I felt that I was misunderstood. As a boyfriend, he was devoted, loyal, and constantly pushing me outside of my comfort zone. Because of the previously mentioned, I was always keenly aware that he would be the supportive, loving, and compassionate man I needed.As to if there was a “moment” I knew, I can’t say there was just one moment. When you have known someone for as long as I have known Cody, it’s a culmination of moments that sprint through my mind. For instance, the time he picked me up after a wreck in dead of night, or the the time he quit his job to move closer to me so we could be together. In my mind it’s the little things that led me to the realization that he was “the one”. From driving me to college classes every other day and taking care of me when I was sick to loving my dog and dealing with my mother’s sarcastic commentary of our relationship. To me it’s the little things that make me love him more. It’s with little individual bricks that houses are built, and if our love was a house it could weather any storm.

 

Give us all the details about the proposal. How and where did it happen? Was it a surprise? What was the planning process?

Cody proposed to me the day before April Fools. It was March 31, 2018, and we were at Matagorda Beach, in Matagorda, Texas. It was the first warm day of the year, so we were in the mood for water, sand, and sun. Before arriving at the beach we went out to eat, and everything was normal. Honestly, I had no clue on what he was planning. About an hour into relaxing on the beach I sat down on a towel facing the water. Cody came up behind me and put his arms around me. He began asking about furniture we needed to move into our new apartment, and then pulled a ring out of his pocket. At that moment, he asked if we needed side tables for the living room to which I said no. Then he asked if we needed “this” as he positioned the ring in front of me. I said yes, and thus we began the next chapter of our lives in our new home with a new piece of jewelry and a new title. From what Cody tells me, the planning process was difficult. I am not a person that likes large crowds or a lot of attention, so he knew the proposal had to be somewhat private and meaningful. To hear him tell his ideas in the beginning he thought to have us “kidnapped” and another idea was based on being at the River Walk in San Antonio… needless to say, I am happy with his choice of venue and simplicity.

 

We’re all about the bling… Tell us all about that ring!

My engagement ring is a 1.01 carat oval diamond set with platinum prongs to a gold band. Overall, Cody did an excellent job choosing my ring. I had always wanted a ring that was timeless, tasteful, and high quality. Cody hit the nail on the head when choosing my ring. He took into account my preferences and pieced the ring together himself to make a custom engagement ring for me. What made me happiest was seeing how excited he was when telling me about choosing the ring and how he knew that the diamond he chose was meant for me.

 

Are you excited to start planning your wedding day? Do you have any ideas in mind yet?

To be frank, I am not a big planner. Sometimes I let my anxiety get the best of me, so combined with high stress and low patience, I think I am doing fairly well. At this point everything is planned. We have details that we are ironing out, but overall the wedding planning is pretty much done. We have chosen our location, bridal party attire, flowers, cake, music, invitations, as well as our other vendors. As opposed to what I originally thought, Cody has been by my side willingly throughout the planning of our wedding and I could not be more grateful or reaffirmed that I found the man meant for me.