John contacted me a couple weeks before the big day asking if I would capture his proposal to his soon to be fiancee at a New Jersey vineyard! I LOVE proposals because the are so emotional and so real! It’s also really fun to be able to provide these images to the future bride and groom. Often, they don’t really remember what happened – the world kinda fades away and nothing else seems to matter.
New Jersey Bride Magazine also picked up the photos for a feature on their Instagram!! How fun!!
This is what Taylor had to say about the day:
“John told me we’re going to Beneduce Vineyards because the grapes were ready to get harvested and it’s the perfect time for a tour through the vineyard and to do a wine tasting. I was so excited to have weekend plans!
The morning of I got woken up in bed with coffee and breakfast from my boyfriend who kept saying “Good Morning Girlfriend.” He knew it was the last day he could say it (I didn’t catch on)! He kept saying he made a reservation for the first tour since they book up fast and we had to be there at 11am. (I now know they don’t open until 12pm). Right before we left the house I had my dress on and grabbed converse sneakers to wear with them but John made such a stink that I couldn’t wear sneakers with a dress. I just grabbed sandals and ran out of the house since we were running late.
When we pulled into the winery there was only 1 car in the parking lot. I looked at John and was like good thing we rushed here!”
(Jenna here – isn’t it funny how so many little flags to-be brides miss before the proposal?)
“We got greeted with a bottle of wine and two glasses for our tour through the vineyard that was now “private” since we were the only ones here. We were on the old fashioned tractor driving through the vineyards getting the history and talking about the harvesting process. It was a breezing beautiful August day and I look over at John who is sweating!
Our tour guide told us he was going to let us out to walk around and drink our wine. He said not mind the photographer who is out in the fields taking pictures of the grapes for Wine Magazine. When we got out of the tractor to walk around and take pictures it all quickly became clear. When he started talking that this was a well planned out day and we were let out at that exact row so that the hired photographer could capture his perfect proposal! There was no Wine Magazine shoot! The boy that I sat next to in first grade, started dating senior year of high school, and has been my boyfriend of almost 9 years, is now my fiancé! Still on cloud 9!”
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Wait for it…
And there it is!
No, thumbs up to YOU, John! A job well done!
I’m pretty sure Taylor is thinking, “Is this real life?!”
LOVE the shape that John picked out for the ring.