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:
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!"