Grooms, take note: this is how you plan and pull off the perfect proposal. It has it all: an absolutely gorgeous ring, family and friends in on the secret, and took place where the Bride-to-be has always dreamed of getting married. This handsome groom thought of everything and thanks to Kimberly Florence Photography, who captured it all, you can share in the newly-engaged couple’s bliss here.
From The Groom…Whew! A lot of excitement and nervousness. I began planning the big day about one-and-a-half months ago. Of course, I started with the ring. My recommendation to all guys who are planning on getting engaged is drop subtle hints about rings and she will give you hints or idea. I think it’s very important to buy a ring that she will love and have no problem wearing in public. Being that Adeline is big into event/wedding planning, she has seen or heard about these amazing engagements, so I wanted to be able to impress her and have her look back and say “Wow! My engagement was amazing.” Once the ring had been purchased and was being made I decided to start the conversation with a few of her closest friends and family to see if they could be a part of her special day. Once I had her friends and family on track, I had to begin planning all other aspects: venue, flowers and clothing for her. I would recommend to all future grooms planning an engagement to make sure you give yourself and others plenty of time to prepare—it may seem like plenty of time but it creeps up on you fast.
My whole idea of the engagement was a mini scavenger hunt which led her to her friends and family along the way. After Adeline left for work that morning, I began the day by picking up one of her friends that was secretly staying at her mom’s house who had flown in the day before. We picked up some small flowers and snacks for all the girls who would be staying at her mom’s house to help Adeline get ready. I wrote out three cue cards/hints of the scavenger hunt and gave them to the individuals who would be a part of the day. Her first card instructed her to go to a nail salon so she could have her nails done. (Guys make sure her nails are done before you propose.) One of her friends was waiting at the nail salon for her where they got her nails done and the second cue card was given to her, which instructed her to go to her moms house where more of her friends were waiting. At her mom’s house Adeline had three dresses to choose from that I had purchased ahead of time. Once Adeline had hair and makeup done by friends, she was given her third cue card where she was picked up by a black car Uber and driven to me at the venue. I chose the Meridian house venue because this is where Adeline has always dreamed of being married.