Happy Friday! Oh, how I love Fridays in the summer…so many possible adventures for the weekends!
Today, I bring you something oh, so special. I had always dreamed of Jeremy’s proposal being photographed, but it wasn’t going to be something I’d be upset about if it didn’t happen…just a VERY big hopeful dream of mine. When Jeremy proposed, I replayed the scene over and over in my head, wrote in my journal, blogged about it, and repeated the story to as many people as I could as to never forget the day. My awesome roomie at the time got some photos, but little did I know, Jeremy had a very big secret up his sleeve.
As you know, Chris & Adrienne Scott are two great friends of ours we met here in Nashville. We are so blessed to have them in our lives and they even did our engagement photos. (See them here!) They were there the day Jeremy proposed and I was so thankful to have some close friends there. Once again, little did I know they were all part of a big scheme for my wedding day gift. (Yes! My groom planned my wedding gift from day one of the engagement. Yes, he is that thoughtful, he is that intentional and he is that AMAZING!)
Jeremy had told me for a few months that I would love my wedding gift. He loved to tempt me and tease me and keep the secret from me. With a proposal as wonderful as his, I knew it would be an amazingly thoughtful gift, but I had NO idea exactly how INCREDIBLE it was.
We sat on the front porch of the house he + his family stayed in the night before the wedding (located at the venue). As we exchanged gifts, he even had a specific order of how to open the gifts. First, a small box with some beautiful earrings.
Then, a small white box with a viewfinder in it. A viewfinder…..with photos from the day he proposed!!! Chris Scott had photographed the entire thing. Apparently on the day Jeremy proposed, Chris hid out in a bush and photographed the whole thing. And, he + Adrienne had a good friend disguise herself on the steps leading into the amphitheater doing a time lapse of the whole thing (see below!) By the time my family + friends surprised me from behind the amphitheater, Chris snook his way in and I never knew anything happened. (Read about the whole proposal here.)
Not only did he give me a viewfinder, he gave me a beautiful frame of some of the photos from the day and a thumb drive with every single shot of the proposal, along with a time lapse video that Chris put together. I am SO thankful for this. I have an incredibly thoughtful + creative husband and incredibly amazing friends + family!! Thank you so much to everyone who was there, who was a part of it and a VERY special thanks to Chris + Adrienne who were partners in crime and super secret keepers!
Enjoy a replay of our day!
A look inside the viewfinder:
Talking to me on the phone, as I start putting some of the pieces together that he is going to propose!
Test shots for the camera:
Coming down the amphitheater, I didn’t know which set of stairs to take…he had to point me down!
BEST MOMENT EVER!
A look from Chris’s hideout in the bushes/trees!
The moment I realized my family was there, I LOST it. I had NO idea he had schemed for them to come from VA!