A N D R E W & S A R A H
Last Sunday, October 30th 2016, Andrew, with the help of both family and friends, was setting up the details that would make up the most beautiful proposal I've witnessed. Along a wooded path that seemed to be glowing with the golden colors of fall, he placed candles and hundreds of rose petals. Slightly off the path were photos documenting their relationship of almost-six years, accompanied by hand-written letters. These were clothes-pinned to twine that had been strung between trees. Beneath each letter was a rose for Sarah to take as she progressed down the path, so that by the time she had read the last letter, she had a full bouquet.
Within the clearing at the bottom of the path Andrew had formed a heart from red rose petals, which he would be standing in as Sarah made her way down to him. The clearing was outlined with rose petals, candles, and two close friends who would be playing their guitars throughout the proposal.
As the time neared for her to arrive, Andrew rushed about re-lighting candles, double-checking to make sure he had the ring and ensuring that every detail was as perfect as it could be. Anxious for the upcoming moments, I watched him wring his hands together and eagerly check his phone for updates on Sarah's ETA. And when he saw her at the top of the path, all angst seemed to disappear and was replaced with a smile that was almost bigger than his face.
While Sarah took the time to carefully read every word Andrew had written, the sweet sounds of the guitar filled the crisp fall air...it was a beautiful, beautiful moment. And as she finished reading the last letter, she made her way to Andrew. My heart was just overflowing as I watched him speak sweet words to her before going down on one knee--but not before he asked Sarah to unlatch the ring box for him because of his sweaty hands!
What followed the proposal was a celebration with close friends and family, and, of course, photos of Andrew and Sarah. It was such a delight and honor to be a part of this beautifully planned moment, as well as to witness the overflowing love and affection that Andrew and Sarah have for one another. I hope that these photos reflect this incredible day. Enjoy!