Ice cream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  This couple loves having a picnic, especially in an old house up in the woods near her parents’ house.  A picnic just isn’t complete without a stereotypical red and white checkered picnic blanket. No wonder the groom-to-be thought it was fitting to use that same well-loved picnic blanket during their picnic engagement shoot.

I doubt using the blanket for their ice cream parlor and picnic engagement shoot came to mind when he was planning to propose, but what a great keep sake.  Hmm, maybe their wedding will be a big picnic in the park?  We will just have to wait and see because the wedding is taking place this weekend.  Congrats Jade and Nicolas!

Ice Cream & Picnic Engagement Shoot ~ The Proposal

Five short days before Christmas, Nicholas told me he was taking me on a surprise date. He had always been really good at surprises and so I thought nothing of it. He took me to the State Forest just a mile down the road from my home. He guided me out of the Jeep and handed me a lantern to hold. Little did I know he was guiding me up to the top of the hill inside the shelter house where we had enjoyed many picnics.
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Once we reached the house I was allowed to remove the blindfold. Candles and rose petals filled the area. There was roaring fire blazing and a tent pitched in the middle. Inside the tent Nicholas had set up a romantic dinner on top of our favorite red and white checkered picnic blanket. He cooked dinner over the fire. We talked, laughed and exchanged Christmas gifts. Nicholas gave me a handwritten journal with a love story written inside. The girl in the story kept asking throughout the years “How much do you like me?”

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The love story brought us all the way up to our current date.  Which then the girl’s questions turned into “How much do you love me?” The Boy in the story said “Enough to give you a beautiful gift!”  There was a picture drawn of a little box with a red bow tied on top. Sure enough, Nicholas pulled out a small box with red bow from behind his back. I opened it up and it was a beautiful pair of earrings and a bracelet! I was so thrilled, because the earrings were just like my favorite ones I lost! And the bracelet was lovely too. “Let’s try it on in the light” said Nicholas.

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 He grabbed my hand and we stood up closer to the fireplace for light. He pulled the bracelet out of the box and then I saw something sparkly dangling from the bracelet in the firelight. All of a sudden he was down on one knee. And he asked me to be his wife!  I said “Yes! Wait! Maybe! Yes!!! A hundred times yes!”  And then small little snowflakes started to fall as we left home to tell my parents! It was perfect!!
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Photographer:  High Five For Love Photography
Restaurant: Hot & Cold
Specialty Foods: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Bakery: Kendall Knies’ Cakes

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I know this is not wedding related, but the beagle dog stole my heart in this pregnancy photo shoot. I had to share this wonderful photo shoot from Leah Langley Photography.

My husband and I laugh (maybe I laugh more than him) about my 19 year old cat that I have known longer than most people in my life.  I would joke when we were dating that my cat was my #1 and he was my #2.  Shortly before the wedding he asked if he could become my #1 the day of the wedding and I reluctantly said, “I will have to see.”  I knew I was going to engrave something in his wedding band – like the date and our initials. Then I got the idea to surprise him with the engraving of “#1″.  As it stands, my cat has moved to position #1.5 in my life (as I said above “very reluctantly”). I thought it was a cute idea.  These photos just show that no matter what, sorry guys but our pets are right up there with being #1 in our lives too!

Twins Pregnancy Photo Shoot ~ Photographer’s remarks

“Jon Mark and Marie were thrilled to find out they were parents-to-be, and then they were ecstatic to find out they are having twins! They decided to surprise their family and friends with photos that captured their excitement. Since they don’t know the genders yet, we did a mix of pink and blue. They find out in April and plan on sharing the photos on March 12th, on Marie’s birthday.”

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Photographer:  Leah Langley Photography

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