Trevor and I finally decided to get married around the end of the year last year. My first priority as a photographer was, of course, making sure my dream photographer was available and willing to shoot our wedding. I contacted India Earl as soon as I could. We immediately set up a date to shoot our engagements (April 5), so I had to be proposed to by then. Trevor ordered my ring from Staghead Designs about mid February. We had been told it would take 6-8 weeks to finish the ring- we were cutting it pretty close. I became worried that I wouldn't be surprised when Trevor decided to propose. Especially since it was almost the end of March and our engagement shoot with India was like a week away. Luckily, Trevor is the sweetest most clever person I've ever met and I'm the most gullible person on the entire planet. He told me one night that the ring company had texted him and told him the ring had been finished but there was a defect in it and they would have to keep it a few more weeks to fix it. He even had the ring company text him so he had proof to show me. I was honestly heartbroken. I'm a super anxious person to begin with so knowing that we would have to push everything back a few weeks made me a little upset. Fast forward a few more days. My good friend Tara had asked me to shoot on the morning of April 1st. The night before I had super bad cramps and was throwing up well into the night. Trevor came over and made me soup, told me that if I showered and got ready in the morning before my shoot with Tara that it would make me feel so much better. In the back of my mind I was thinking "I'm not showering tomorrow, I don't have to be in the photos." He tried. Thanks Trev.
That morning I woke up around 7 am still not feeling good. I texted Tara and asked her if we could reschedule the shoot. Normally she would be totally fine with it, but she insisted that she needed the photos... so I got up, got dressed (I almost went in my pajamas), and met her at the studio. As soon as I walked in and saw the huge board of pictures I knew what was happening. Trevor came out from the office and proposed to me. He tricked me into thinking the ring wasn't going to be done so I had rescheduled my hair, makeup, and photoshoot appointments for our engagement photos. Trevor was super sneaky and somehow found everyone's phone numbers and told them not to listen to me, as he proposed on April Fool's day- four days before our engagement shoot.
Photos by Autumn Nicole Photography
Video by Caitlyn Cutler Films
Ring by Staghead Designs