i had so much fun helping david plan the details of his proposal to stephanie, and we had plenty of accomplices! first was stephanie’s family – mom, dad, and brother – who knew that david was going to be surprising stephanie on this trip and who helped several times along the way, including making sure she was in the right place at the right time to get her clue from the next accomplices – the cast members at the pineapple lanai! armed with a photo of stephanie to know who they were looking for (and a frantic warning from me that she was on her way!), when stephanie showed up after dinner and ordered a dole whip, she was instead handed a wrapped package containing a book & a map, leading to the luau beach.
waiting for her on the beach was david, which was a huge surprise considering he was supposed to be at a work function – it was his excuse for “not being able to go on the trip,” complete with emails from his boss helping him set the whole surprise up! told you we had lots of accomplices! 😉
of course once stephanie found david waiting on luau beach, the next part might not have been that shocking, especially considering the rose petals & candles he had set up…
of course after the proposal there was one more surprise – engagement photos! stephanie’s mom even pulled through with a classic mom move – she’d had stephanie try on dresses at the contemporary before dinner, bought one because ‘it looked so nice,’ and brought it along, knowing stephanie would want to change for photos! thanks, mom! while stephanie was changing, i grabbed some glamour shots of her new ring.
central florida proposal photography – e. gilbert photography