Chicago Proposal from Shane Welch Weddings
August 22, 2012
This may be the most in love, romantic couple we've ever seen here on SMP. Seriously. The groom-to-be took each and every thing that his gorgeous girl loves in life, wrapped it up in one fabulous day with surprise after surprise after surprise and we're eating it all up. Each and every detail was thought out so perfectly and Shane Welch Photography snapped up all the fun! See even more right here!

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From the Groom-to-Be... Jenny and I have been dating for about a year and a half, and as cheesy as it is, we’re totally in love. Something we’ve constantly said is that we never want to forget this stage of our life, even years into marriage. Jenny would say over and over again, day after day, that we should take some sort of measure to remember and capture these moments we love so much.  The only issue was that even a year and a half into dating, we never got around to doing it … or so she thought. Hence the inspiration to propose using a detailed, illustrative timeline scrapbook I began when we started dating. We went through it together, reminiscing and laughing, up until the point where she flipped to page that said in big, bold letters “Will you marry me?” She was in disbelief, just as I hoped. After she calmed herself down a little bit, she nodded yes. :) I didn’t want it to end there though. She’d also fallen in love with the Disney movie "Tangled" and more specifically the wonderful scenes with sky lanterns. Since we’re also very close to our family and friends, I arranged for everyone to surprise us after the proposal so that we could all make wishes and release sky lanterns together. We did just that at a nearby beach with our city in the background, creating a beautiful sight. I couldn’t believe how happy she was! And finally, since there was always something about riding trolleys that she really liked, I booked a private charter to take us all home. But before we did, we made one stop … to watch fireworks at Navy Pier, another one of Jenny’s favorite things to do. I held her in my arms as we enjoyed the show. All in all, I wanted to spoil her with surprise after surprise, and she absolutely loved it.

Photography: Shane Welch Photography / Location: Chicago, Illinois