We've been to some weddings. Okay...we've been to a lot of weddings. But it's been a treat to have recently been tapped more often for proposals, too. When we first sit down with our potential clients it's one of the first things I ask about - how did they put a ring on it? Because that's my favorite part of the love story: the beginning.
Everyone's story is different. Some are romantic, some are silly, some are emotional (if you want to die laughing ask me to tell you my proposal story when next we meet, it has a sea shanty in the basement of a Blockbuster in it), but they all result in the same thing, yes? Yay, wedding!
MSP's own, Nicole, now has a story, too.
Last weekend, I conspired with soon-to-be groom, Aaron, to propose in beautiful Big Bear, CA. Our target was suspicious, and had been for months. Despite my best attempts to get one by her, I am not thoroughly convinced Nicole didn't know we were up to something. But what I do know is that it couldn't have gone down any better. There was laughter, there were obscenities, there were declarations of love, David Bowie, and an insane amount of lighting (hi five, Aaron). There were not one, but TWO videos recording the amazing moment, one of which is punctuated by my sniffling husband, who cries every time when it comes to wedding shit, I kid you not. It's kind of adorable.
And of course, there were pictures. Pffft. It's MSP. Rather than intrude on their moment, however, I opted instead to get some images before the actual "on bended knee" stuff. It was bewildering the entire time. We romped in some woods off a random road outside of town, freezing balls in the snow. I kept looking at them and thinking about how in just one hour they were going to begin the story of their lives together. That things were about to change and become something so much bigger. It was a bit overwhelming, frankly. I don't really know if I did the love justice.
Thanks for letting me help you, Aaron. You're a stand up guy and a true gentleman. Our Ohana is better with you in it. And thanks in particular for being a part of Nicole's story. Help her write it well, k?
I love you, Nicole. MSP wouldn't be the same without you. And I expect you'll make one helluva bride, babe. Thanks for letting me shoot you, lol.
Congrats times a thousand, friends! Or maybe times infinity. (Plus one.)