Oh, how I love custom proposals. John’s Mom actually called me from Washington (where we’re from) and I was very confused, assuming it was a family matter! Come to find out, John was in Washington asking Lauren’s parents for her hand in marriage, and his Mom was helping coordinate all the lovely details for him. How sweet is that? Anyway, a few hours later, John called and asked if we could do the entire custom proposal in less than a week, so he could catch Lauren off guard. See, they were leaving to New York a few days later, and Lauren was hoping for a New York proposal.
Well, with the help of the amazing Cassia.Foret (View Her Instagram Here) we were able to pull this off and it was just stunning.
From the Gluten Free Vegan cake treat I was able to find for Lauren, to a delicious mini bottle of champagne, last minute flowers that were Lauren’s favorite (but not in season! Another huge shout out to Marysu’s unreal talents), the scene looked, and I quote Lauren, “Exactly like my Pinterest board!!!”
It was just perfect. So they arrived, and we were waiting. John was able to have them change clothes and get dressed up. Little did Lauren know, we were waiting for them! They walked down and began their Vlog. John set their camera in the sand and began talking to it, as if nothing was special… Then he dropped a knee, and Lauren was literally speechless. After their adorable proposal, I came up and said my hello’s, then John told her there was yet another surprise! She walked over the hill and saw the beautiful, secluded picnic set for them.
They sat and talked for an hour, describing all the beautiful details and how he planned everything. It was just beautiful. I cannot wait to photograph more of these two and I just cannot wait to see how dreamy their wedding will be!
Sorry in advance for the million images from this gorgeous proposal. I’m just absolutely in love with every last detail and Lauren’s smile is just so infectious. It was so hard to choose my favorites!