28 Jun

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

Bride-to-be Juliet thought she was just helping out her friend Laura of Ashton Events with this super cute “elopement shoot,” photographed by Penny & Finn. So imagine her surprise when it turned into a real-life proposal by her future groom Dave. (Sneaky, sneaky!) Laura says, Juliet has a great styling eye, and I knew I could convince her to help me with a photo shoot while she was in town.  I contacted her about the “elopement shoot” I was working on, told her I was in desperate need of hands, and she agreed to help. At one point, I “realized” I forgot ice for the Champagne bucket and asked Juliet to run to the grocery store to grab a bag. While she was away, Dave drove up, placed the letter on the table, and hid behind a tree as the rest of the team swapped out the nametags on the chairs to read “Mr. David Lapham” and “Mrs. Juliet Lapham,” and started playing music from a hidden iPod dock. How’s that for a romantic setup?

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

Hey, that faux stationary would have had us fooled too.

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

And here it comes… That Dave is one sneaky fellow.

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

surprise engagement | photos by Penny & Finn | 100 Layer Cake

Congrats Juliet + Dave! We have a feeling you’ll be telling that story for a long time to come…

Photgrapher: Penny & Finn / Coordination, Design, and Print Materials: Ashton Events / Venue: Private Residence, Bunch Ranch / Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals

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Comments

  1. Love the rustic look.It has given an added beauty to this occasion.

  2. “Oh darling, let’s be adventurers”…. this shoot could not have captured that sentiment better! And the fact that it has a lovely story to go with it, even better!

  3. What an absolutely awesome proposal – kudos to the groom!!

  4. Thanks again, 100 Layer Cake, for the feature! It was such a fun day!

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