I’ve been present for several proposals this year and they have been some of my favorite moments! I have to catch you (the blog!) up, because they’ve been pure magic (Disney… The Beach…!) but it’s perfect timing to start with Caroline & Julius’ proposal that happened last night at Cooper’s Hawk Winery just outside of Downtown Tampa. Also perfectly timed because yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of their first date ever!
My friend, stylist, wedding planner/florist extraordinaire Amber is friends with Caroline (the new bride to be!) and her bestie Katie, and graciously shared my information with Katie & the friends helping execute the proposal! Rose petals perfectly placed, tropical storm clouds of the way, I hid in my post anxiously waiting (for this couple I’d never met!!), and Julius wasted no time. The ring was out of his pocket before he could get down on one knee and Caroline’s face… priceless! Clearly she went to Cloud 9 immediately and stayed there all night.
After saying YES of course!
As sweet as the proposal (which was a total surprise to Caroline!) went, my favorite part of the evening was that Julius had most of their family & best friends waiting inside Cooper’s Hawk Winery as a surprise! There were endless tears, hugs, and cheers. They were truly surrounded with love and I can only imagine how much more of that will follow them through their engagement, wedding, and life together!
Caroline & Julius, I am so thankful to have been a part of your day! You have so much life and love ahead of you and I’m thrilled to have been a part of the start of this chapter! All my love,
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