Cameron and Alex were first contacted by Perry & Kathryn to model for a styled shoot in the mountains. And here’s the beautiful story, related by the two photographers of Our Love Is Loud, of what happened instead.
We actually got connected with Cameron and Alex through friends and had asked them if they would model for us for a styled shoot in the mountains. Well, Cameron (the groom) called us immediately with an idea of his own, that made it even better. “How about we actually turn this shoot into a surprise proposal shoot for Alex”, he said. He wanted to propose soon. He knew he wanted to do it in a gorgeous mountain location, with Alex all dolled up feeling pretty, and he knew he would love killer photos of the whole thing. We loved the idea!
Cameron and Alex look like an amazing couple, and those pictures of this surprise proposal almost brought tears to my eyes. Kathryn and Perry are from Colorado, but you won’t find this information on their website because they just love to travel!
From the photographers.
Cameron planned every detail to perfection. Found the perfect spot, coordinated with us through a secret strain of emails, even hand carved the beautiful wooden arrowhead box that would hold the ring, his grandmother’s ring. Alex didn’t see it coming. Not at all. She was completely taken aback! We simply snapped away, capturing all the emotion, holding back our own tears. It was one of the most emotional, truly touching engagement sessions w
e have ever done.
As many of you come here to see alternative weddings, I thought you might be interested in seeing this alternative to the bouquet toss. I don’t know if someone knows this practice, but I had personally never seed this before—and I have seen a bunch of weddings in these past years—so I thought I’d share!
Not only does it prolong the friendly moment when someone inherits the bride’s bouquet, but it looks a lot funnier – and as a bonus you may make a photographer happy! Photos by the French photographer Sylvain Le Lepvrier. (You may also recognize the woman in the yellow dress as being the bride of one of my favorite weddings ever!)
How it works.
First, multicolor ribbons are attached to the bouquet. Every non-married female guest gets to hold the end of one ribbon. Then, the brides closes her eyes and cuts a ribbon, resulting in the person at the other end of it to be out of the game. It is recommanded that the challengers turn around the bride while her eyes are closed so that she has absolutely no idea whose ribbon she’s cutting. This scenario goes on and on until only one ribbon is left; the person holding it wins the bouquet!
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