‘Tis the season for hot cocoa by the fire, holiday celebrations with loved ones, and yes, of course, engagements. December is the most popular month for proposals, with almost 20% of couples popping the question. It’s no surprise, after all, what better Christmas gift than the promise of forever?
For wedding photographers, capturing an intimate proposal moment requires patience, intuition and stealth. Picture, hiding-in-the-bushes-stealth until he/she finally lowers onto one knee for the big moment. In this sweet Grand America proposal, Ashlee Brooke Photography perfectly captures the magic of the occasion and the spirit of Christmas.
Christmastime at the Grand America is a fondly held memory for many Utahns, their seasonal window displays and lit-up gardens making for the perfect holiday activity. This stunning photo session takes place in the Grand’s center courtyard, where bubbling fountains and a 20 ft tree set the scene for a memorable proposal. The team at Belle Bodas Events helped the future groom bring his vision to life with classic flickering candles in glass vases. The scene is simple yet elegant, ideally suited to the grandeur of the venue.
The future bride wears an emerald velvet gown by local dressmaker Natalie Wynn Design. The flattering silhouette features puffed long sleeves and a keyhole cutout on the back, perfect for keeping warm in Utah’s chilly season. She pairs the look with gold drop pendant earrings and an emerald-cut diamond by June Rings.
Our favorite thing about this proposal is the theme of purposeful simplicity. Don’t get us wrong, we love a fairytale engagement as much as the next girl, but there is something to be said about letting love between two people take center stage. Of course, you shouldn’t need to embellish a venue like the Grand America anyway. To schedule your own photoshoot, visit the Grand America website to make an appointment.
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