Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Special Engagement Shoot

This one is so near and dear to my heart and I cannot wait to share with you!


Here is the engagement story from the lovely bride-to-be, Alia:
Scott and I have been dating for almost two years. Throughout our relationship, Scott has always joked about how long it would be before we got married… 5 years, 10 years…”yikes” I always thought!

Scott is in the military and has spent a lot of time away from home this year. We were really excited when we finally got to take a week vacation in Florida. 

On the last day of our vacation, Friday, October 8th, after we went to the movies, we headed back to our hotel. When we got back to the room, Scott said he forgot his cell phone in the car. He went down to get it. 

When he got back to the room, he had a gift bag behind his back. I peeked and saw that it was from the Pandora store. A charm for my bracelet!! Yay! 

Scott explained he bought the "diamond ring charm". He said, "I went to the Pandora store and bought the diamond ring charm to be symbolic... I know you know the real ring is coming, and you've been really patient, and it is coming.... but I just need a little more time...." How SWEET I thought! [I knew it would come eventually-but was thinking maybe closer to Christmas!!!]

I opened the box, pulled out the tissue paper. As I got the tissue paper in the palm of my hand, Scott proclaimed "...but then I thought...WHY WAIT?" I went into panic mode...Huh? What? Wait. What's going on?? I looked down to the tissue paper in my hand, and saw a beautiful diamond ring peeking out. I immediately clenched my hand so tight. Scott dropped to his knee and asked those 4 precious words that a girl waits her entire life to hear...."Will you marry me??"....Oh. My. God. Well it must've been about 3 minutes before I came out of shock. I couldn't even open my hand to look at the ring!!! Poor Scott was on his knee the whole time! Finally, I opened my hand to see the most beautiful ring! Scott said "SOOOOOOO....." and that was when I realized I had not answered his question. Of course, it was YES! YES! YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!

the bride-to-be's photo

I literally had NO IDEA. I am a very difficult person to surprise. I consider myself extremely perceptive and often times notice if anything is "off"! However, Scott was on his A-game. I never suspected it would happen that day. He literally took my breath away. Even better, was that he asked my dad...and my mom. Both were waiting by their phones for me to call! It was absolutely THE perfect engagement. It was unexpected. thoughtful. special. unforgettable. perfect!! All I can say is that I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Scott is the best thing that ever happened to me. I can't wait to marry him, to be husband and wife, and live this life with my very best friend. :)

I grew up in Madison. Scott grew up in Wisconsin. We recently bought a house in Clinton! Our wedding date is set - 09.10.11!

 


How adorable are these two (and those EYES are just stunning!)


 

All images are (c) Apostrophe Studios.

23 comments:

  1. This shoot is adorable, and now I am extremely jealous that I don't live near some place called the Flying Cupcake.

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  2. Such a sweet story! I too thought I was very perceptive and was caught off guard in a similar situation! The best kind of surprise!

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  3. gorgeous photos and great story.

    plus - my engagement ring looks EXACTLY(EXACTLY) like hers. :D

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  4. this story is adorable :) what a great surprise for her! and the photos are lovely...

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  5. What a beautiful story!!! The couple is adorable!

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  6. What a beautiful story! I am loving the picture of Alia pulling Scott towards the store with the wedding dress.. too cute!

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  7. What a beautiful couple. I don't think I have ever heard of a btter engagement!!!

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  8. Wow that scenery for their shoot is phenomenal!

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  9. so cute! Their personality just shines through in the story and pictures!

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  10. ahhh this is way too precious for words!! in love with the photo of you dragging him to see the wedding dress! hahah love it!

    you guys are gonna make an adorable bride/groom! love the way he proposed..so thoughtful and so surprising :)

    xoxox happy wedding planning and happy 9,10,11! love that :)

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  11. Great story. I love the ring - and I'm digging her boots too! :)

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  12. How perfect! I love the ring, I love the proposal...and I love their blue eyes!! Oh and I love their wedding date. OK enough gushing - congrats to the happy couple!

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  13. Thank you!! I'm honored to be on LLD today! Everyone's comments are making my day! ...and as for the boots... I've had soooo many compliments on them... I swear I looked everywhere for the perfect boots... and I ended up loving these - they are from Charlotte Ruse ladies... and they were cheap!! :)

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  14. I am the VERY proud Mother-of-the-Bride! I love her so incredibly much. The first time I met Scott, I immediately hugged him, and he's been close to my heart ever since. Alia and Scott share a beautiful everlasting love. These photographs reveal their loving and playful relationship. I can not wait to share their wedding day!

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  15. oh my gosh! i am in love with this!!! thanks for sharing jacin :)

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  16. How adorable! I do think he should still get her that Pandora charm though! Just for fun!

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  17. What a sweet engagement story-this couple totally melted my heart! And those photos are perfect!

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  18. I absolutely LOVE this e-session! This couple's happiness is beaming thru, and what a sweet proposal!!!

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  19. I absolutely love these two!! The beautiful bride-to-be is my neice and also my godchild, and I could'nt love her more. When Scott came into her life, it almost seemed magical. They truely are as beautiful on the inside, as they are on the outside. They have a true love that is unquestionable. I could read this engagement story a hundred times, and it will still make me cry, as it did when Alia called me with "The News" I am so happy for them, and feel so blessed to be part of their life & future together.

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  20. what a great engagement shoot! i am in love with the picture of her pointing out the wedding dress! in love!

    congrats to the beautiful bride and her groom!

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  21. What a wonderful story!!! How cute that she didn't answer... And darling engagement shoot - especially the picture of her pointing out the wedding dress!!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  22. Awww what a gorgeous story...she looks so over the moon I love it!!

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