We started planning our summer vacation together a while back, and throughout the planning process he mentioned he may want to propose to his girlfriend Emily. So, we decided to plan our vacation during their one year anniversary! I got rather excited, so as soon as he mentioned it, I knew I wanted to photograph it and have Ryan video it! So, the months leading up to it, we went ring “shopping”, I helped him to create a beautiful book of memories of their first year together, (basically to use as a decoy – that this was her gift) and on the very last page of the book, he asked her to Marry Him!! (Shout out to Madera Books for such a beautiful memory book!! LOVE it!!)
The days leading up to our vacation were so exciting – getting everything ready, planning when and where Gary would ask her… etc! It was so hard to keep the secret, but of course I did, because I couldnt wait to see her reaction!! On the day we arrived, we mapped out where it would take place, right at sunset… Swoon! So, when the time came, it was perfect… there were a bunch of people on the beach watching baby turtles being hatched, so after we found a quiet area on the beach, Ryan and I said we were going to take photos of the turtles… Little did Emily know that we were actually just getting far enough away from them for Gary to do his thing! I am soo excited that Emily said YES! and even more excited that she is going to be my new sister!
I am so incredibly happy for the two of them! Happy they found each other, that they truly complete one another and the love/friendship between them is just perfect! From buying their first home together next month, to getting married in Spring of 2015, I am so proud of my little brother and could not be more excited to have gotten to be such a big part of the beginning of their happily ever after!! Gary + Em, we love you both, and hope you love all the memories we were able to capture for you!! xo
SO, NOW IS THE ULTIMATE “I WISH I HAD THIS’ MOMENT!!
Below, is the video of Gary + Emily’s journey to/during Mexico and their beautiful proposal!!! Enjoy!! xo
Song: “Marry Me” by Train
This is the song that I used to walk down the aisle to Ryan! <3 <3