Garrison’s Proposal to Noel

Bridal Inspiration, Engagement and Couples, Proposal

Back in August, I was working with some of my favorite ladies to put together a styled shoot. While planning, La Raye of The Blonde Bouquet messaged me and asked if it would be alright if her niece’s boyfriend proposed during the shoot. Her niece, Noel, always helps her with setup, so Garrison wanted to surprise her and show up to the shoot, ring in hand.
Now, if you remember, August brought fires to California. The week before the shoot, the skies were engulfed in smoke, and we decided to cancel. That’s not what we told Noel. We instead moved to an inside location and continued planning the “styled shoot” aka her proposal.
With the help of Jess of Joyeux Events and Park Victorian, La Raye created the perfect backdrop for Garrison to propose. To stick with the plan, La Raye had Noel help. “I thought that I was helping do florals for some kind of photo shoot, but little did I know, I was making the boutonniere that Garrison was wearing when he got down on one knee. Normally, engagements aren’t at a venue with a photographer, wedding coordinator, and florist, so you can see why I was fooled!” La Raye planned a girls night out with Noel to get her all dressed up, and she then claimed she had to drop off a bouquet on the way to the restaurant. When they arrived at Park Victorian, Noel walked down a candlelit hallway to hers and Garrison’s song and found Garrison waiting for her. “The moment I saw Garrison standing there, my heart filled with joy and I couldn’t stop smiling. I had no idea what was going on until that moment.” Yep, it’s fine to start crying now. Take a look at how the rest of the evening unfolded.