Wrap It Up Pretty Little Black Book!
April 26, 2013
Okay. I know it's Friday, and I know you're just counting down the hours (minutes? seconds?) until you can walk out the door and start whatever wedding festivities you've got planned for this weekend, but I've got just the thing to stop you in your tracks. Chelsea Nicole Photography captured a proposal so beautiful, it will make you forget you've got one foot out the door already. Seriously, this is a gallery worth your precious Friday afternoon time. And with that, I say, see you in the morning loves! xoxo
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From the bride-to-be ... The proposal was incredibly exciting, very romantic, and 100 percent... undoubtedly... a SURPRISE. Ever since we bought our plane tickets to visit Landon's family in Las Vegas, I had heard about the big family portrait with Chelsea Nicole. From what I understood, the last time his whole family got in front of a professional photographer's camera was nearly a decade before. Although that was true, on hindsight, he left a few details out.

Just before sunrise I joined Landon's family as we drove into Red Rock Canyon, an iconic desert landscape surrounded by powerful tan mountains marked by copper and burgundy stripes. Following a few group pics, one or two of his brother and sister-in-law, and a couple of his teen brother engaged in his best GQ moment, Chelsea directed Landon and I to the peak of a giant red bolder. Atop this big rock, we posed for a moment and then waited... the target, sunrise! A few moments later, Chelsea had us posing again. That's when she directed me to peer off into the distance as though I'm looking at a "Red Elephant." WHAT!? Okay... so I starred off. Meanwhile, knowing the "code word" Landon got down on one knee. Thinking he'd fallen or was about to pull a prank, I quickly spun around, only to find a gorgeous princess cut solitaire diamond in an open box... "Will you marry me," he whispered, a bit choked up himself. Fighting away tears of joy, my smile grew wide and I said "YES!"


With such a pretty week like this, how could we leave without revisiting?

a beyond stunning Puerto Rico soiree, which reads like a piece of art
a gorgeous cake and a wedding to match in Pennsylvania
a sweet love story in this beautiful California affair
a bit of pretty in pink inspiration straight from Dallas
a classically stunning California wedding you will adore
an Ohio fête that is modern, pretty, and all around SMP
a Kate Spade inspired wedding invite, um yes please
a New Year's Eve fête in fabulous North Carolina
a capital BEAUTIFUL fall Tarrytown wedding
a sweet as can absolutely be soiree in Tennessee


Here are a few links from around the web you won't want to miss:

a fabulous summer dress to wear now and later via Rue Daily
a totally gorgeous crown braid chignon tutorial via Once Wed
a engagement session that is absolutely stunning via Snippet & Ink