It's been almost a week and a half, and I still can't believe I am engaged to my very best friend. I didn't even see it coming, which might even be more surprising!
Our perfect day started off as a photo shoot. You see, a friend had contacted us a few weeks ago asking if we could help her out and be models for a couple's photo shoot. Obviously, I thought it would be a great way to get some cute pictures and help a friend out! Well, little did I know that I wasn't the one organizing this... Elliot had already been in contact with her and had her reach out to me to make me THINK that I was the one setting it all up. So sneaky.
So on September 27th, we got dressed up and drove over to Irvine Regional Park, and beautiful little wilderness park in Orange County. We met Alicia, our photographer there, and began taking photos at different areas she had picked out around the park.
She finally takes us to a little lake, and asks us to walk up to the bridge so that she can take shots of us there. As we are walking up the hill, I notice the most adorable picnic set up on the bank of the water. I kept thinking, "How perfectly romantic that someone would set that up?!" I swear, it never even crossed my mind that this was set up for me. As we got closer to the bridge, Elliot pulled me toward the picnic blanket instead. At that moment, everything started clicking.. I recognized the blanket.. the champagne.. the flowers.. and before I knew it he was holding my hands and I was shaking.
After sweet moments of perfect words, he was on his knee asking me to marry him. I was the happiest girl in the world, and of course I said yes!
Alicia captured the entire thing, and Elliot's brother caught the moment on his GoPro, too. We continued to take more photos after, and finished up in the pumpkin patch. He even knew how much I loved pumpkins and planned certain pictures to take there!
Here are some of my favs from the perfect day.