Marissa and Cody first met freshman year at Baylor University when their friends introduced them in one of the dining halls. Cody’s sense of humor stood out to Marissa, and she loved how friendly and cute he was. Cody definitely wanted to get know Marissa better when he met her; he thought she was cute and a little on the shy side.
Before Christmas break, Cody asked Marissa on their first date. He took her to a movie and a hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant in Waco called Baris, a place that has come to be very special for them. The two kept up the romance over Christmas break with texts here and there and officially became a couple in February.
Marissa is currently a Physician Assistant student at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Upon completing her first semester in December 2015, Cody took Marissa out to celebrate. At least that’s what he told her—all the while, he was planning the perfect proposal to sweep her off her feet. He took her to one of her favorite date spots, the Dallas Aquarium, and then had planned to propose outside at a park near down town Dallas. Unfortunately, the weather took a turn for the worse, so Cody had to change plans. He had a crew of friends work quickly to decorate his apartment with candles and lights. He told Marissa the dinner reservation was a bit later, so they should just go relax at his apartment until it was time to go out. He stunned Marissa with the decorated apartment, wine and dinner, and a picture book that documented from when they first met up until that very point. That was surprise number one! Surprise number two happened when he took Marissa to her apartment where all of their friends and family awaited, eager to help celebrate.
Marissa and Cody are so funny, sweet, and easy going. Every moment at their engagement session was just so fun and relaxed. Marissa and Cody, warmest congratulations! I can’t wait to capture your wedding at Canyonwood Ridge this December!