She was laughing about something, looking down at her boots as she walked behind Eric along the trail. It was close to sunset. They had dinner plans that got pushed back, so they decided to take a stroll around the lake. A quick detour, really. They were in Prescott, AZ. A town they loved to venture through together. Walking from shop to shop, browsing through titles at the book store, sipping flights at the local meadery, and canoeing on Prescott’s stunning lakes. It was their favorite type of date. And Eric knew it was the perfect place to begin their future.
We’re not sure if Emily remembers what it was she was giggling about on that trail, because just a moment later she would see the very place Eric was leading her to. A candle lit aisle, a floral-adorned canopy, twinkle lights strewn throughout the trees above, and the man she loved, down on one knee, asking her to marry him.
It was a moment we dreamed of making a reality for one lucky couple. We talked about this idea, Doug and I, of giving away a Proposal for two people madly in love and so deserving of a magical moment together. We wanted to bring that magic to life. So, we searched for the one…
First, we had to find a team. A group of like-minded vendors, ready to serve this couple with their awesome superpowers. And so began the dream team: Miranda with Mira Events, Kenzie with Unika Collections, and Kyle & Sarah of Blue Eyes Productions. Rockstars, really.
Then we set out to find the perfect couple for our Proposal Giveaway! Over the course of a couple of weeks, we received so many submissions from people with amazing stories to tell about their significant other, how they met, and how they planned to propose. Several stood out to us as they came rolling in, but there was one that topped the rest. At 10:30pm on the final night of open submissions, Eric jumped into our inbox with words that gave us all chills. The words he wrote exuded the love he had for Emily.
“Emily literally is one of the most selfless women I have ever met in my entire life, and it’s hard knowing I can’t give her the world when I know she deserves so much more than any proposal I can give her by myself.”
Eric spoke of their relationship and his ideas for their proposal. He said that since they had started dating, he’s collected ticket stubs, receipts and little mementos from their time together to put into a scrap book and give to her on the day. He also planned on getting a chart of the stars for the night of the proposal. We all squealed with excitement.
Little did Emily know, Eric had snuck away one Sunday morning to meet up with us in Prescott, AZ to plan for the big day. It was so exciting to walk the path that Eric would lead her to and the very spot he would drop on one knee. But before that could happen, a lot needed to be figured out.
Prescott was their favorite place to go together, spending their time in town and on the lake. The plan was that they would arrive in the morning and spend the day going to their favorite shops like the Spice Traveler, the local book shop and the Superstition Meadery, before getting ready for their dinner date at the swanky Barley Hound in Downtown. It was the perfect excuse to get dressed up for their “dinner plans”, but we needed a diversion to bring them to the lake.
Enter Doug and his awesome improv skills. He called Eric acting as the restaurant manager with the news that they were over booked and had to move their reservation back an hour(See instagram Featured Stories for footage). And since Emily and Eric were already on their way into town, they decided to take a walk on the trail at Lynx lake.
And then it happened…
“Did you guys see this thing?!”
This is the moment Eric told Emily about winning the Proposal Giveaway…
…and learning of the secrets he had to keep from her!
Commence mini Engagement Session!
Eric & Emily,
We didn’t realize how lucky WE would be, when we chose you two for the Proposal Giveaway. To be the ones to witness such an incredible story unfold right in front of us. The love you two share is so rare and pure, it’s inspiring. You are without a doubt meant for each other in this world, and we feel so blessed to have been a part of your story.
Watch their proposal video from the amazing Blue Eyes Productions!
Photography | Brooke & Doug Photography
Styling and Planning | Mira Events
Calligraphy | Unika Collections
Videography | Blue Eyes Productions