Eight Times Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans Won the Cutest Couple Award

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl who met the man of her dreams during a romantic occasion some commonly call the CMC Awards in Australia. Alright, alright, that may not be the typical fairytale people read about in books, but for Kelsea Ballerini and her fiancé, Morgan Evans, their whirlwind romance took the country couples world by storm.

From showing each other off on red carpets to jet-setting across the globe with one another, Ballerini and Evans have been inseparable since that fated March day when the two met (and co-hosted) for ‘The First Time.’ (Even love can be punny.)

On Christmas morning, Ballerini called a permanent ‘dibs’ on her man by giving him a huge yes to his proposal and it seems like the two are never looking back.

Instead, Sounds Like Nashville has got their loving relationship on lockdown as we look back at their top eight cutest moments documented through Instagram leading them up to their new title as engaged. Take a look at Ballerini and Evans’ sweetest memories:

1. The day (and event) where they met

On march 12th I met and hosted an awards show with @morganevansmusic…

A video posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

A lot of people have their stories about where they found the love of their life: a grocery store, online, at school one day. Ballerini and Evans made their tale as unique as they are by becoming co-hosts of an Australian country music awards show earlier in the spring of 2016. Who said mixing business with pleasure was a bad thing?

2. When the sparks started to fly…

Australia. A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

It wasn’t long before Ballerini and her boy were falling for each other hard, and the connection was definitely there. In this bright Instagram moment posted by the “Peter Pan” singer, the gorgeous couple makes even the sparklers look dim with their shining spirits.

3. Trading in Australia for the streets of Nashville

this officially makes @morganevansmusic a Nashvillian.

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

Although Evans may be a proud Australian native, he took the plunge with Ballerini to become a true Music City citizen by claiming the iconic phrase and mural, ‘I Believe in Nashville.’ Now home to Ballerini was not just the city she adopted for her career, but also the man by her side.

4. Beach babes

the Aussie is about to teach me to surf. pray for me. #notcoordinatedenoughtostandupondrylandletaloneasurfboard #yolo A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

No true romance is complete without a beach getaway. Evans decided to give surf lessons with Ballerini a shot, even though she claimed in a hilarious hashtag that she was not coordinated enough for the water sport due to her landlubber skills. Although it’s safe to say Ballerini may not have kept her balance on the board, she still stayed on board with her boyfriend.

5. Paris, the city of love

mon amour

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

With a few months under their belt, Ballerini and Evans booked a flight to the most romantic destination in the world: Paris. Kissing under the Eiffel Tower and exploring the beautiful French culture around every corner, the two looked happier than ever as they blossomed into one of country music’s cutest power couples.

6. Looking hot, hot, hot on the fiery red carpet

❤️ A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

The best accessory to sport on any red carpet is that shining piece of arm candy that everyone is eyeing. Rather than showing up dripping diamonds from her wrist or glitzing it up in gold, Ballerini kept her look for the CMA Awards simple with the support of Evans by her side. Nothing like your love to land you on the Best Dressed List, girl!

7. Giving thanks for one another

thankful for so much. especially him.

A photo posted by Kelsea Ballerini (@kelseaballerini) on

Ballerini herself has a lot to be thankful for. She snagged herself a Grammy nomination, she had a handful of No. 1 singles and opportunities flew into her lap aplenty. But at the end of the day, the country singer was truly grateful for one thing (or shall we say, person) in particular: her man.

8. Just say yes!

Finally, Evans got the courage up as he bent down on one knee to ask Ballerini to be by his side for the rest of their lives. No surprise—Ballerini jumped for joy at the chance and became his bride to be on Christmas morning. Now the only question everyone is asking: when’s the wedding? Because we can hear the bells.

Congratulations to the happy couple on their engagement!