We captured the last fall leaf during Emily and Gabe’s Brown County Engagement Session. Emily and Gabe wore the perfect jewel tone colors to contrast with the remaining oranges and yellow foliage. I’m looking forward to their summer wedding next year!
Bride and Groom Q&A:
How they met: Gabe and I met through my sister (Kamie) and brother-in-law (Jake). Jake and Gabe were pretty good friends throughout high school, and now they get to be brothers!
How did Gabe propose: Gabe proposed to me on the beach this past spring break; Monday, March 25th, 2013 to be exact. We were there with my family, whom all were in on his little secret and helped him pull it off. That evening we were planning on going out to dinner, but before dinner, Kamie and Jake (they were engaged at the time) had asked if I would take a few pictures of them on the beach for their engagement pictures. I agreed and had full intentions of capturing their engagement photos when Gabe and I walked down to the beach. Kamie had mentioned to me that she needed to run over to our parents room real quick to grab something then they would be down (she also was in charge of bringing my camera down for me). As I impatiently waited for them to meet us, Gabe was frantically searching for something in the sand, but due to my lack of patients I paid no attention to what he was really doing. Finally, once I realized my sister was going to be another minute, I asked Gabe what on earth he was doing and began walking towards him. I came upon words written in the sand and he asked me to read it to him. I read aloud, “Will you marry me?” as he got down on his knee. I then heard clapping and cheering, not only from the people on the beach around us, but my entire family out on their balcony. They witnessed and captured the entire proposal on camera!
Who chose the ring: Gabe chose the ring by himself. It’s a pretty complicated task to surprise me because I tend to ask 20 questions and figure everything out before the actual surprise is unveiled, so he made sure that this was the one surprise he was going to successfully pull off, which he did! I never really explained a type of ring I liked the best or anything, and he couldn’t have hit the nail on the head any closer with the ring he chose!
Wedding plans: Some of our wedding plans are still up in the air, as you know, such as the reception venue however we have decided on a vintage theme. For example, the head table will have hand-painted China for their place settings. The main color of the wedding is lilac, with peach, sage, and blue for accents. I’m also incorporating lace, mostly because lace is as close to vintage as you can really get and my dress is all lace (which is the only detail I think Gabe knows about my dress). The rest of the wedding plans have yet to be decided (flowers, music, etc.).
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