We’re bidding adieu to yet another lovely week of inspiration here at Style Me Pretty… and to a very special day of tribute to those men and women who so selflessly serve our country – and keep us safe every single day and night.  But, before we say a final farewell, we thought this darling photo shoot captured by Connection Photography was the perfect way to wrap up the day.  These two adorable lovebirds have captured our hearts with their wonderful story, which started as a beautiful shoot honoring their long-distance romance and ended with a surprise proposal at the end of the night.  And just when we thought this delightful duo couldn’t possibly be any cuter, we learned today that they have been named the official winners of the Operation Reward Romance Contest with Operation Homefront, receiving a Ritani engagement ring.  If that doesn’t just leave you smiling for hours with joy, I don’t know what will.  Congratulations you two!  Click here for even more.

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From Connection PhotographyThis photo shoot was designed around Jessica and Bo’s current relationship. They have been together for a year and most of their relationship has been spent sending letters and video chatting on the computer. They have spent the majority of their relationship apart because Bo is in the military. In the photo shoot Jessica wanted to be sending Bo a package and as she is walking up to mail it, he is walking up the other road to surprise her. He’s coming home. The pocket watch in the photos Jessica had made for Bo. Although their relationship has been long distance you wouldn’t know it. They are so in love and it radiates when you are around them. During the photo shoot we joked with Bo about asking Jessica to marry him and he just laughed it off. But when they got home he did ask! He is being deployed to the Middle East in the next couple months but they are definitely making the time they have together now, unforgettable.

Photography: Connection Photography / Location: Marietta, Ohio

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a darling North Carolina fête
a sweet as can be proposal film
a beyond breathtaking New York affair
a dreamy Los Gatos soiree
an awe-inspiring Los Angeles wedding
a charming Washington barn affair
a magical Atlanta soiree
a day filled with eight gorgeous weddings
a stunning New York City affair
a shabby chic Oregon fête
a Fall-inspired California wedding
a breathtaking boudoir session

Some fabulous links from around the web:

colorful modern wall art via A Beautiful Mess
uber-fabulous wildflower ice cubes via A Cup of Jo
gorgeous DIY herb and wildflower bouquet via One Lovely Day

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Seasons of Life Events
Something Blue Weddings & Events
Julie Swenson, Beauty PhD
Nam Nguyen Photography
LittleOwl Letterpress
Janelle Brooke Photography
Belle of the Ball
Syracuse Makeup Artistry
Clean Plate Pictures

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!

And last, but certainly not least…

Don’t miss your chance to enter the Inspiration to Invitation Challenge with Sarah Drake happening right now as.we.speak on SMP Illinois!  The uber-fabulous Ms. Drake will be picking her favorite board next week and turning it into one very amazing invitation!  So, don’t miss out… head on over to SMP Illinois and start building those boards!

Have a pretty, pretty weekend, lovelies!  See you back here Monday morning!  xoxo

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