Reece and Alexandra met and bonded over their love for travel. The picturesque sights and sounds brought out the inner beauty from each other in a journey that brought together true soulmates. Reece and Alexandra were to travel to New Orleans from their home in Philadelphia and he decided to make the trip one for the memory books and looked to Project Proposal for proposal ideas.
Together, Project Proposal and Reece came up with a beautiful, vintage set up inspired by their travels. The couple were chauffeured by a private shuttle to a beautiful private plantation home. Walking through the center gates of the plantation, Reece walked Alexandra along a winding walkway while their favorite song, "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran began to play. At the end of the pathway was a large Oak tree with hanging Spanish moss. Beneath was the custom travel theme set up complete with vintage suitcases, flower vases, hanging photos of the couple's adventures together and an antique globe with "You're my greatest adventure" inscribed on it. They stood before the whimsical backdrop with Reece on bended knee outstretching the ring to Alexandra who was overcome with emotion, the couple were instantly engaged!
Reece O'Neill & Alexandra Gusa
Photographer: Hi Volt Studios//Event Planner: Project Proposal//Reception Venue: Southern Oaks Plantation//
From the Photographer:
These two met in the ticket line at the Atlanta Zoo. He proposed on her birthday (Sept 30, 2016) up in Kentucky where she was going to school. He took the day off of work to help her drive to Kentucky and he proposed inside her apartment the morning before they left! They traveled to Duke University, his Alma Mater, in Atlanta, Georgia for their engagement session.
From the Photographer:
Atlanta artist Katherine and Florida State University assistant football coach Mark wanted a clean and classic backdrop for their October engagement session. We met one chilly morning in the downtown square of Marietta, Ga and sought out just that. Keeping their session simple allowed us to focus on them as a couple and the love they share. Katherine was stunning in a maxi length white crochet dress. These two are getting married in New Orleans where the scenery is grand and over the top. So their neutral engagement session will be a perfect compliment as a timeless reminder of this exciting time in their lives. This engagement session is proof fancy props aren't needed for gorgeous images!
I met Matt when I tagged along with one of my best friends to a work happy hour. After a few flirting glances across the busy room, it didn't take long for Matt to ask for my number. Almost immediately we started dating. Just a few short months into dating, Matt asked me to meet him in Italy, while he was traveling for work. This is where we fell in love. Not only with each other but with all the beauty the country had to offer. We went back a year and a half later and that's when it happened. Matt popped the question at our hotel in Rome. It was so romantic it felt as if I were living in a movie! This summer our love story continues as we are heading back to Italy with family and friends to get married at a villa in Tuscany. As I'm sure you can imagine...I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Photo credits: Krystal Zaskey Photography
While this engagement session does not have our typical Southern "feel", it did take place in the southern region of California! Averie and Josef's engagement session was just too stunning for us not to publish it! The locations are breathtaking!
From the Photographer:
David Morris, Double Windsor Photography
How They Met:
“On March 21, 2015 we each went to the second birthday party for Lavinnia, the daughter of a John Deere co-worker (Amanda's old job / Joseph's new job). Unknowingly, we were both invited as a setup by her parents.”
How He Proposed:
“At the finish line of a Tough Mudder with both our families.”
"The next big decision was where to shoot their engagement pictures. Amanda and Joseph wanted something symbolic to their relationship but not blatantly obvious. As soon as they said that was their goal the Double Windsor team knew the perfect venue, Sugar Plantion and Sugar Mill in Louisiana since sugarcane and manufacturing are key to the start of their story! Amanda was an engineer at John Deere in Thibodaux, Louisiana; where many pieces of equipment are manufactured but mainly the sugarcane harvester. After she began working for another manufacturing company, Joseph moved from Pennsylvania to begin working in as an engineer for John Deere in Thibodaux. Chad, an engineer who worked with Amanda a few years prior, and his wife, Marguerite, devised a plan for a secret setup. Chad and Marguerite invited Amanda and Joseph to come to the second birthday party for their daughter, Lavinnia. Our favorite part of this shoot was learning about all the sugarcane equipment! Amanda and Joseph were completely enamored by the history of the plantation and their manufacturing process equipment from its operational days. Enjoy!"