The play by play

Today is the day, folks. The pictures are up and for those who haven't heard it, the story is ready to be told. Before we dive in, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Mikhail Glabets Photography for so beautifully capturing our special day!! On the Friday morning of April 26th, I started my 2 hour drive to the Ocean House for a supposed meeting with a client & her mother who were coming from London to tackle some wedding plans. I was especially excited for this meeting, as in my correspondence with the super sweet bride-to-be I loved her vision, I love her venue AND I just adore British accents.

Upon arriving at the Ocean House, I was greeted by Toni who tackles all of the beautiful weddings there. She explained that the sweet couple I would be meeting with was down at the private beach as part of their tour of the property. We headed down to the beach to make the introduction and just as we were passing the beachside restaurant, Toni recalled that she left something for the client in her office and needed to run back. She told me to take my heels off {to walk in the sand} and head over to the couple around the bluff to the left. Little did I know who was waiting there instead...

As I surveyed the beach, all I saw was someone crouching and a guy standing, facing my direction. Admittedly, it took awhile for me to realize that it was MY guy standing there, especially since he had a meeting that morning & was working on {and I was praying for} a big trade that he was hoping would go through that day. As I got closer, the confusion set in...
It was surreal to see the man of my dreams standing on a beach in one of my favorite places in the world, waiting for me. With a ring. AHHHH! I was beyond excited, but so confused: what about his meeting? His big trade? Who was the client I had been emailing with for weeks?! He sweetly responded that I was his big trade and he was my big client... with the help of Emily, they had made up a fake email account and everything! Needless to say, the questions all faded away when he got down on one knee...
I enthusiastically said YES to spending the rest of my life with him!!!
And then we celebrated, obviously!! Dan's sister, Jen was there recording the whole thing on her iPhone while Mikhail worked his magic documenting the best day of our lives. It couldn't have been more perfect and I am SO THANKFUL to have gorgeous pictures to capture this memory.

After the proposal, Jen & Mikhail headed back to Boston and Dan and I sat on the beach for a couple of hours taking in the moment. Lunch was waiting up in the Ocean House, along with congratulations from just about every person on staff, including Toni who helped make it all happen. We truly felt cared for & celebrated!! After lunch, I spent some time relaxing in the Ocean House spa {which I could rave about for hours, but I'll save that for another post} and then we headed back to Boston to celebrate with friends.

Please check out the rest of the pics over on Mikhail's blog!! And if you're soon to be engaged, there is nothing I would recommend more than having a stellar photographer {such as Mikhail} there to document the day!

Thanks for celebrating this exciting time with me!! And thank you to the Ocean House for making this day so sweet!! We are excited to have a special place to celebrate the many anniversaries ahead!