Couple: Elezaveta and Michael
Photographer: India Earl Photography
Engagement Shoot Date: 19/02/2017
Location of Shoot: La Push, Washington, USA
Wedding Date: 21/07/2017
What’s your proposal story?
“In 2016 Michael and I (along with another couple) were on vacation in the Dominican Republic for Spring break. Throughout the trip Michael planned the proposal without me having a clue on what was going on. He would be doing research on where to buy dozens of roses and candles, driving into town to buy these items, and reserving a spot on the beach so it can be more intimate for us. I was distracted by the beach, pools and, of course, tanning.
“On March 21st we all decided to wake up early to catch the sunrise. It was my sister’s birthday and it was something she requested we all do together. The sunrise was magical to watch, and as my sister and I were off taking photos, Michael and his best friend were setting up the proposal.
“Unfortunately, I was sort of a pain in the ass because I wanted to go to the opposite side of the beach where Michael wanted to propose. My sister looked at me and said “No Liz, we HAVE to go to this side.” I gave in. I had only walked a few feet when I noticed there were rose pedals on the sand. I looked at my sister and said, “It is happening.” She just looked at me and smiled.
“Up ahead I saw a pathway to a beautiful gazebo where Michael was nervously waiting for me. As I got to him he hugged me tight and told me all the reasons why he wanted to marry me and then got down on his knee and asked. It was a beautiful moment.”
How’s your wedding planning going?
“Since I’ve had over a year to plan the wedding, I would say everything has gone super smoothly. People often ask me, “how are you not even stressed out?”.