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Romantic Wedding Shoot Turned Proposal

Wedding Design

When we receive a beautiful shoot like this one from Courtney Leigh Photography, we know we’re already in for a treat. In this editorial, Chalie and Andrew were surrounded by lush, woodsy elements that were enhanced through Blush and Vine‘s lovely bouquets and floral arrangements, along with the dreamy tablescape by Jade Magnolia. As we dove more into it, we found out that this wedding inspiration turned into an epic marriage proposal caught on film and we got even more giddy than we already were. There’s no better way to end a shoot like this one!

romantic wedding ideas - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-shoot-turned-proposal

From the photographer, Courtney Leigh Photography: This beautiful wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by earthy elements, neutral tones and pops of gold and dusty blue. The best part? This styled shoot romantically turned into a real life proposal for the sweet couple, Chalie and Andrew. It was such a memorable moment to capture and the moments following the proposal are my absolute favorite images from the shoot. This one definitely goes down as an all time favorite of mine throughout my photography career and so many talented teams helped bring my vision to life.

blue wedding ideas - photo by Courtney Leigh Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-wedding-shoot-turned-proposal

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Courtney Leigh Photography

Floral Designer

Blush and Vine

Table Styling

Jade Magnolia

Wedding Dress Separates

Alexandra Grecco

Wedding Shoes

Bella Belle

Engagement Ring and Jewelry

Susie Saltzman

Hair Accessories

The Botanist Co.

Hair and Makeup

Hey Lovely Makeup

Groom's Attire

Men's Wearhouse

Wedding Cake

Buttercup Houston

Desserts

Miss J's Sugar Cookies

Backdrop

A Pretty Perspective

Linens and Ribbons

Silk & Willow

Ribbons for Invitation Styling

Frou Frou Chic

Wedding Invitations

Whitney Kaufhold Calligraphy

Film Lab

Photo Vision Prints

Autumn Lakeside Proposal

Wedding Design

This styled proposal shoot from Bradley James Photography and The Day’s Design came together as soon as the designer spied a gorgeous invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas. As soon as we saw the stationery for ourselves, we understood the temptation! The scene begins with a romantic indoor proposal, followed by lakeside portraits just as beautiful as the happy couple themselves.

autumn lakeside proposal - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

From the event designer, The Day’s Design: The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the world is taking on a golden brown hue. We’re welcoming autumn rains, velvet touches and evenings lit by candlelight. It’s a clear sign that engagement season is just around the corner. When I saw Wedding Paper Diva’s dreamy invitation suite with its fairytale-like lake scene the whole story just came to life. With mixed metallic and touches of grey blue, we imagined a lakeside story filled with sequins and wheat grass, where rustic meets elegance and love was surely to thrive. The perfect place to start to the journey to “I do”.

custom ring box - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

blush pink bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

wedding invitation - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

pave engagement ring - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

wedding invitation and envelope - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic floral arrangement - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

surprise wedding proposal - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

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Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

romantic wedding cake - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

cake table - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

groom attire - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

engagement ring shot - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

Ruffled - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

blush pink bouquet - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

proposal shoot - photo by Bradley James Photography http://ruffledblog.com/autumn-lakeside-proposal

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Bradley James Photography

Coordination, Design, and Floral Design

The Day's Design

Venue and Wedding Cake

Clifford Lake Inn

Dress

Adrianna Papell

Ring Box

Lumber Tacks

Wedding Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

Calligraphy

Lief Design

Daily Pick

Sue Gallo Designs

We here at Sue Gallo Designs are big lovers of flowers! We live and breath in their beauty and all things pretty. As a fresh floral and event company in Hamilton, On., our passion is to create a beautiful celebrations of love. Our designs are the perfect pairing of garden chic and laid back elegance with a whole lot of fabulousness. We see flowers as a big component to any celebration. Together we collaborate the story of you and carefully craft components that are thoughtfully gathered and stunningly styled. Defining your vision for a singular day to beautifully mark that special moment in your lives to celebrate, relish and remember.

From intimate back yard celebrations to elaborate affairs our services are crafted with each of our couples personal style and unique vision in mind.

We’d love the chance to meet you to discuss this fabulous wedding you are planning and to tell you more about Sue Gallo Designs and how we can bring your vision to fruition.

We can’t wait to meet you and make your celebration remarkable!

Serving Niagara Wine Country, The Greater Hamilton Toronto Area, Muskoka, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo Areas

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Joshua Tree Proposal

Engagement Sessions

Prepare yourselves while we bring you one of the cutest couples to ever exist, Joe and Kathrina. The duo actually started their own photography business a few years back, and we’ve even had the pleasure of bringing you some of their weddings. When the time came to make things ‘official,’ groom-to-be Joe enlisted the help of photographer Megan Welker to capture every single moment.

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

From the groom-to-be, Joe: Kathrina and I have known one another since our Senior year of High School, became friends and started dating after we graduated. Over the past few years we have developed an itch of wanting to see and experience as much as we can, to go wherever the road takes us. The road often led to less traveled, remote places. I wanted it to be something meaningful, something fitting for someone as special as she is. It had to be unexpected yet not totally out of the norm for us. Kathrina is very inquisitive and turns into a little kid on Christmas morning when something is the slightest bit off or if I don’t give her a lot of details. We headed out to the desert under the guise of finding this “one spot” I heard of and thought we could take photos of and explore the desert. Totally normal for us. I had planned for my good friend Sam to head out early to set up for me – I gathered photos of us from the beginning of our friendship through our relationship, old letters, movie stubs and special things we’ve collected over the years. And of course I knew that I wanted our proposal to be captured in photos. One of the first people that knew that I was going to propose was Megan; I knew that I wanted her to be there to document our proposal. Honestly the best decision.

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

proposal styled shoots - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

wedding signs - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

surprise proposals - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

The day of, I couldn’t believe how beautiful she looked. I don’t remember at all being nervous, most likely because I was too busy being excited to ask her to be my wife and finally give her the ring I’d had for weeks – something I’m particularly proud of since I designed it myself, something that had to be unique and fitting for Kathrina. We made it to the spot I had scouted the week before and as we turned I pointed saying, “Look at that bird over there,” to distract Kathrina as I saw a flash of red as Megan quickly got into her hiding spot. We slowly made our way to the mirage of familiar items that was set up in the distance. She was confused at first but I sat her down and showed her some of the things that I had brought — when we were just kids spending lunches together, hanging out together in the ASB room and slowly growing on one another. Photos of us from Prom, with my pre-fro days and our baby faces. I started explaining how much she meant to me and how I couldn’t remember a time that I wasn’t in love with her and wanted to love her for the rest of my life. I got down on one knee and then the waterworks started. Kathrina can be a crier, which is cute, but this time was different. In between heavy sobs I think she managed to nod her head as a way of saying yes. After she calmed down there was a moment of silence when suddenly she said, “Do I hear a camera clicking?!” That was when Megan jumped from behind a Yucaipa tree and we all had a good laugh. It was a perfect day and I couldn’t thank Megan, Adam, Sam and Paige enough for celebrating it with us. Kathrina and I spent the next couple of days in Palm Springs letting it all soak in, together in our own little bubble, before the start of wedding planning stress. We are so excited for our wedding this December!

surprise proposals - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

surprise wedding proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

surprise proposals - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

wedding engagement shoots - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

surprise proposals - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

wedding sign ideas - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

From the bride-to-be, Kathrina: The day was like any other Sunday. Church, coffee. A photo session and then off to the desert for some adventures. I had a terrible headache in the morning and all I could think of was how much I was looking forward to relaxing by the pool in the desert heat. The day was like any other Sunday. Until it wasn’t. We have been together for over 11 years. We met the summer before senior year. We had started off on the wrong foot, with him calling me “too quiet” which left me wondering who this guy thought he was. A friendship soon started and after a beautiful relationship. Throughout the years we had grown together, dreamed of a life together, started a business, and sought after personal goals – all with the strength of each other. Of course we had wanted to marry sooner. But sometimes Life happens and we continued to go along with it, patiently impatient.

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

engagement session ideas - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

engagement shoots - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

unique engagement rings - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

I never had any expectations for my own proposal. Joe could’ve simply asked me on the side of the road and I would’ve cried and said yes. I knew I’d cry – and cry I certainly did. Even when I felt the moment coming I still couldn’t brace myself from the well of tears. I couldn’t even say yes I was crying so much. And honestly I hadn’t even looked at the ring (again he could’ve given me a plastic toy ring and I would’ve cried), I was just so happy. My one request was to have someone photograph the moment. Because I knew I wanted to look back at this, to remember and to cherish it always. Having Megan part of it, now I couldn’t have asked anyone better to have been there for us. The moment was perfect for us and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I can’t wait to marry this boy!

engagement session outfits - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement

Joshua Tree Proposal - photo by Megan Welker Photography http://ruffledblog.com/joshua-tree-elopement


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Shoot Location: Joshua Tree, CA / Photographer: Megan Welker Photography / Dress: Free People / Joe’s Shoes (because everyone always asks!): Giorgio Brutini / Ring: custom designed by Joe with Ballard & Ballard

Daily Pick

Beacon Lane

From vintage-romantic to modern-elegant, we’ve got you covered! We are Beacon Lane, a small team who is passionate about perfecting the art of the invite. We design, print and hand craft wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower cards, corresponding day of stationery and baby shower/kids invites. Personalize almost everything during our unique ordering process. We would love to work with you, contact us to learn more!

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Christmas Proposal Shoot

Engagement Sessions

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This Airstream proposal shoot from Cedarwood Weddings is such a sweet idea for a weekend getaway right before the holidays. If you dream of an intimate Christmas proposal, this one is for you. Guys, take note!


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christmas proposal shoot by q avenue photo

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From Linda at Cedarwood Weddings: A sweet proposal at Cedarwood’s Vintage Airstream, decked out in holiday cheer. Our daring groom-to-be uses this shiny American icon to create an ambiance of whimsy, love and adventure that make it impossible for his girl to say no. Heirloom Christmas decorations, stadium blankets, Coca Cola and a ring dangling from a fir tree help this lovely session sparkle with seasonal fun!

Wedding Vendors (Nashville, TN):

Wedding Venue: Historic Cedarwood / Wedding Photographer: Brad and Jen Butcher of Q Avenue Photo / Event Styling and Decor: Cedarwood Design Team

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NotedOccasions

Notedoccasions offers unique custom wedding invitations, with designs for every type of wedding- rustic chic, country weddings, boho chic weddings, outdoor weddings and whimsical vintage weddings alike.

As a graphic designer, I believe that great graphic design is in the details {read: spending lots of time at the computer looking at pixels.} If you dont know what a pixel is- congratulations- because that’s why graphic designer types exist! {to save your eyesight} Really, though-design is more than matching colors and picking pretty fonts {but I do have major love for fonts} – it’s about conveying your message to the world with a swirl, a flourish, a dot, a pattern- whatever it takes to creatively encompass your clients vision and send that vision out into the world with impact.

That’s what I try to do. EMPHASIS on TRY. I adore designing and am currently the owner of NOTEDOCCASIONS.COM , an online site catering to everyone who loves having a party. And who doesn’t because as I see it, life’s a party!

Custom invitation design requests are always welcome – we welcome the opportunity to make your event absolutely perfect!

Sandy Buckley, NotedOccasions

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Sweet Proposal

Engagement Sessions

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We have oodles of amazing weddings lined up to share, but this proposal sent by Troy Grover is the perfect warm up for the series of real weddings that we have prepared for you. From Troy: “Got this great proposal caught on camera. Aimee and I were hiding in the bushes snapping away as the proposal went down. The soon to be groom had his dad layout the table/ lamp/ and books. Each book had a picture inside of it, leading to the final book where she opened it up to a paper ring with a ? mark on it and as soon as she turned around her boyfriend was down on one knee :)”

Can we get a collective awwww?

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Troy and Aimee of Troy Grover Photographers are located in the Orange County, California but will travel.

Sweet Beach Proposal

Engagement Sessions

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I thought about saving this post for Valentine’s Day which is exactly a month away, but this is just too beautiful to wait. This proposal set up on the beach by the groom will put Anthropologie to shame! Tyler Branch captured their proposal, then their engagement session a few weeks later. Daniel, the groom, left a trail of notes directing Katie to different locations which ended at this beautiful scene on the beach where he asked her to marry him. This sequence of images is so sweet it gives a warm fuzzy feeling.

Anthropologie Beach Proposal Enagement
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Anthropologie Beach Proposal Enagement
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Anthropologie Beach Proposal Enagement
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Anthropologie Beach Proposal Enagement
Anthropologie Beach Proposal Enagement