Congratulations you two!
February 28, 2011
To me, surprises are the best thing in the world. Surprise wedding vow renewals, surprise engagement parties, surprise birthday presents left at your front door.....love surprises. So when Tony let me in on a little secret and asked me to photograph a surprise engagement party for his soon to be fiance' Stephanie, I jumped at the opportunity. Tony had planned out their entire day; an early afternoon movie, a trip to the indoor ice skating rink to propose, and then a surprise engagement party full of their closest family and friends. Sounds like one perfect day. Streamers were handed out, Tony's sons stood guard at the window peeking through the blinds, and their closest family and friends waited anxiously for the newly engaged couple. After a few false alarms, the server ran into the room and announced that they had arrived. Everyone huddled on one side of the room giggling with streamers in hand, including the server who was frantically searching for his own streamer to celebrate with. As the newly engaged couple walked into the room, everyone cheered. Streamers flew up into the air and happy tears, love, and laughter filled the room. One awesome and memorable surprise. Congratulations to Stephanie and Tony and thank you for letting me be a part of your special day.