If you don’t think it’s the most sentimental proposal story EVER…I’m sure you’ll agree it’s pretty darn close. It made me well up with tears, so there’s that! Here is their engagement story from Sam’s point of view.
On Saturday, June 25th 2011, I proposed to Lauren and she said yes! For over a year now, I had been planning on digging up a time capsule that Lauren and I buried five years ago and planting the ring in it. However, that plan backfired, as I, by myself, dug up the capsule two weeks early and found that everything inside was absolutely ruined. The capsule had filled with water and utterly destroyed all of its contents. Plan B quickly started to take shape. I had it in my mind that I wanted to arrange a scavenger hunt, but I had no idea how to execute it without making it painfully obvious that a proposal was the grand end. So I devised the scavenger hunt and enlisted the help of Lauren’s parents and mine. Our Mom’s wrote out the clues in their hand writing and made it look like the adventure was for both of us rather than just for Lauren. We ate at Tradewinds for dinner then came out to my truck to find the first clue waiting for us. We then began our journey taking us to Goofy Golf (our first date), Lauren’s front porch (where we shared our first kiss) and then to my back porch (where I first told Lauren that I loved her). From there, our final clue took us out to this little church in Destin in the middle of nowhere. We had found this church a few months earlier while on a bike ride on old 98. We had talked about how cool the location was, just for it’s aesthetic value. Lauren was blind folded as we drove up to the church, because the scavenger hunt demanded her to be blind folded. We arrived to find the site set up with candles, flowers, and rose petals. From there, I removed the blind fold, got down on one knee and asked Lauren to marry me, in a few more words than that. She said yes.
Lauren and Samuel’s Engagement Session was shot by Jessica Gray of J’adore la Photographie in a cotton field in Baker, Florida. Gorgeous, vintage inspired session with quilts, cotton, scrabble letters and of course…a bowtie.
Phototgrapher: J’adore la Photographie
Venue: Cotton field in Baker, Florida
Submission via Two Bright Lights
Hope you enjoyed this beautiful…and sentimental session. Thanks for stopping by!