It all started one summer evening. Rachael’s mom pulled me aside at a party and said, “I have a secret to share with you and you can’t say a thing to anyone else.” Right away I knew where this was going; Austin was going to propose.
The next month or two consisted of Austin and I texting back and forth about proposal ideas. He had the location. He had a plan. And of course asked for a gorgeous bouquet of flowers to be made. It was all set in place.
I met Austin at a gas station to hide my bright blue Tacoma and we headed to The Farmhouse on the Green Bluff. The barn was beautiful and perfect for a proposal. We set up photos on a wooden arch behind the barn, but they all kept flying away because it was incredibly windy. But we made it work. Austin got dressed up in a suit and then we proceed to wait for Rach to arrive.
Rachael arrived. The barn doors opened. There was Austin standing under an arch of photos. Rach walked through the barn and then proceeded to run the rest of the way to Austin. After a long hug, Austin dropped to one knee and asked.
The next hour was full of celebration and rejoicing. We spent a good amount of time walking around the venue taking engagement photos. Then Racheal’s parents had a surprise. Austin already knew. They had booked The Farmhouse on Green Bluff for them for their wedding. As a Farmhouse bride & groom, they received hats from the owner of the venue. With hats in hand, smiles on faces, and a ring on a hand, we took a couple more photos and then headed to the parent’s house for another surprise.
Rachael thought we were going to the house just for dinner but little did she know that there would be a party as well. Rach and Austin’s families and a few close friends were there waiting to celebrate with the happy couple.
After good food, we ended the evening with hearts full of joy and good conversation. All excited and ready to plan a beautiful wedding.
Flowers: Pearl & Tin