Want to see something that will make you weep? Today’s elopement inspiration is *drumroll please* a real proposal in disguise! Rocking a layered silk organza gown in dusty blue, Alathea expected to play bride for an elopement inspiration in the wild. But her husband-to-be was way ahead of her with his thoughtfully devised plan to get down on one knee. He proposed forever amidst a crescent moon of pampas grass and harmonious blooms, and just wait until you see her wide-eyed grin the moment it hits her. There won’t be a dry eye after you see these images from Allen Tsai Photography!

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop and dusty blue layered organza wedding dress

overgrown foraged flowers bridal bouquet

Wispy Organic Elopement Turned Surprise Proposal 29

overgrown foraged flowers bridal bouquet

layered silk organza wedding dress

layered silk organza wedding dress and gray groom suit

From the planner, Keestone Events: When Jason reached out to Allen Tsai, a photographer in Dallas to take images of his proposal, imagination ran wild and a story was concocted that would both take the bride-to-be entirely by surprise.

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop and dusty blue layered organza wedding dress

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop

layered silk organza wedding dress

Alethea and Jason are no strangers to styled shoots. Alethea, (the bride-to-be) has been in the wedding industry for a while, and we met when she worked for Watters, the wedding dress designer. Both have been models for former wedding inspiration shoots in the past and the plan was for them to pose once more in front of the camera as muses for an elopement.

gray groom suit and ranuncula boutonniere

gray groom suit and ranuncula boutonniere

surprise proposal reading vows

organic ceremony backdrop surprise proposal

organic ceremony backdrop surprise proposal

We have found that the best way to spring a surprise is for the concept to be simple and not overly detailed. Alethea was to get her hair and makeup done, and meet up with Jason at the proposed location for a very clean and organic elopement installation. You can see in the images exactly when Jason got on bended knee to pop the question! He waited until a few shots were taken and when they faced each other to read the elopement vows to the other. The rest is history.

organic ceremony backdrop surprise proposal engagement ring

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop and dusty blue layered organza wedding dress

organic ceremony backdrop surprise proposal

layered silk organza wedding dress

(Fun fact- what was supposed to be staged elopement vows were actually personalized to the couple. She didn’t get a chance to read those vows before he proposed!)

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop and dusty blue layered organza wedding dress

handwritten calligraphy vows

intricate band engagement ring

pampas grass wedding ceremony backdrop and dusty blue layered organza wedding dress

gray groom suit and pampas grass backdrop

The venue and vendors involved were all in on the plan, and we were all so excited that it was finally her turn to be engaged!

layered silk organza wedding dress

surprise Dallas proposal with dusty blue wedding dress and overgrown flowers

layered silk organza wedding dress

layered silk organza wedding dress

wedding editorial models and surprise proposal

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Allen Tsai Photography
Venue: The Laurel
Event Planning: Keestone Events
Floral Design: Abelia Floral Studio
Dress: Dear Heart
Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride
Hair & Makeup: Q Makeup & Hair Artist
Stationery: Scribbles and Swirls
Bride-to-be: Alethea Bryant
Groom-to-be: Jason Armstrong

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