Feb 1

A Lakeside Proposal

February 1st.  This time of year is grey, speckled with storms of white and cabin fever has officially set in.  I want to go outside and play.  The wonder of the holidays is long gone and the newness of January has faded away.  The only glimmer of celebration yet to behold is the fact that engagement season isn’t completely behind us, the next couple of weeks will wrap up the wave of romantic questions and as Valentine’s day is actually on a weekend this year which I think will increase the number of diamonds purchased and over the top proposals.

In early autumn, I put together a little engagement story of my own.  I thought about where I would do it, how I would want it captured and of course what I would be wearing if I were the one asking that most important question.  Wedding Paper Divas asked that we include a few of their save the dates and invitations in the storyline and sometimes something so simple can really bring the rest of the details together.

So as the days grew shorter, the autumn air greeted us with a crisp refreshment and the world began to take on a golden brown hue.  We welcomed September rains, velvet touches and evenings illuminated by candlelight.  With mixed metallics 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”. Photography: Bradley James Photography | Event & Floral Design: The Day’s Design | Venue: Clifford Lake Inn  |  Invitations/Save the Dates: Wedding Paper Divas |  Calligraphy: Lief Designs  |  Ring box: Lumbertacks  |  Dress: Adrianna Papell |  Cake: Pastry Chef Dana Lucas of Clifford Lake Inn

Olivia and Carter are just the dreamiest couple.  While this was staged and not the actual moment he proposed, they did recently get engaged and I get to help floralize their real wedding this summer.  Olivia will be a stunning bride!

If you’re seeking inspiration for an amazing proposal (or helping to point your beau in the right direction) you can always suggest that he doesn’t have to go it alone.  Perhaps hire a photographer, get in touch with a wedding planner or guide him towards wedding professionals who won’t take over the creative process, but rather enhance it and help make the moment even more memorable.

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The shoot was also featured on Ruffle Blog back in December.

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