For our Sunday feature, we thought we’d share Tom and Seth’s engagement photos, shot by Jen Huang. So stylish, and so sweet!
We think you will too.
Liz and Wayne’s engagement session was an excursion of sorts, as the couple went to their favorite spots throughout Queenstown and Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Photographer Jen Huang captured the pair’s love of travel and adventure as they traipsed through the countryside! Can we just say, New Zealand is so dang beautiful! Click to expand for more
How did you meet?
Wayne and I met through mutual friends. I found him cute and witty, making remarks that were odd, perceptive and funny at the same time. I found out that he had recently moved to Singapore and had a job that required him to work US based hours. Luckily for me, my schedule consisted mostly of night shifts at the hospital that I had dreaded up until then. We were soon sharing our stories nightly into the wee hours of the morning. By the time he surprised me by asking me out to a movie several months later, he knew my preferences and even favorite actors.
How did Wayne propose?
Wayne and I were engaged on the fourth night of our trip to the Maldives. He had planned an elaborate private beach dinner overlooking the sunset. Despite how obvious this may have appeared, I didn’t suspect anything because this was the type of over-the-top hoax Wayne indulged in occasionally. The fancy dinner came and went, and I didn’t notice much other than him being somewhat more fidgety than usual. Must have been the pre-snorkel caffeine drink, I thought. On the way back to the water villa, Wayne took my hand and insisted on taking a detour, having allegedly spotted “giant migrating manta rays.” Somewhat exhausted, I followed and headed towards a secluded beach area where an incredible wedding proposal formed by candles surrounded by tropical plants awaited me. Completely shocked, I turned and looked at Wayne, who had his left knee in the sand. He later told me he thought he had lost the ring during dinner.
Jess and Brent met through their work at Google! We’ll let the bride, Jess, tell you the rest of their story, and all about the engagement! We’re totally in love with the Carmel, California cliff overlook they chose to shoot their engagement with photographer, Jen Huang. LOVE.
From the bride, Jess:
Brent grew up in the small town in Pennsylvania and I was raised in the city of San Francisco. We were brought together through working at Google. We began as friends, and our love didn’t blossom until Brent left for business school across the country and we quickly realized how much we hated being apart! This resulted in many cross-country flights and Google Hangout sessions. Our love continued to grow as we introduced each other to new things. Brent taught me about the great outdoors, showing me how to fish and ski, and taking me camping and on whitewater rafting trips. I, on the other hand, introduced Brent to culinary adventures like uni, squid and oysters! Our mutual sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for trying new things strengthened our passion for life and each other. Brent proposed on a sunny day in December 2013 on a hike at one of our favorite trails near Palo Alto, California. We love hiking together because we always have deep, long chats about life, funny stories and the future. We had a great talk and took in the beautiful surroundings of the bay area. When we reached the peak, Brent got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!
We decided to have our engagement shoot in Carmel, one of our favorite places to go and recharge. Jen was an amazing photographer and made us feel really comfortable. It was quite a physical shoot – we had to climb down hills, walk through fields of coastal succulents and run in the frigid ocean for some of the shots, but we had so much fun and we’re so thrilled to have these memories captured by Jen.
Vendors: Photography: Jen Huang // Wardrobe: Blue J.Crew Sweater, BCBG sequin skirt, White BBdakota dress, BCBG cowbow boots, Chambray Madewell shirt, H&M Cardigan, Juicy Couture Jeans; All necklaces by J.Crew
Later today we are sharing Ginny and David’s insanely gorgeous wedding in Nantucket, but we couldn’t resist a little pre-party for our post, by sharing their engagement session. Photographer Jen Huang shot this sweet session and there’s really nothing we love more than a couple with as much love as they have style. check back in later today, because their wedding? Well, let’s just say we’re having a rough time getting things done today. All. the. pinning.
From the bride:
David and I met in New York City at the International Culinary Centre. We were in the same class and we began dating in the third month of the program. As I am from Canada, David showed me around the city and we quickly became best friends. We would constantly laugh about all the ridiculous things that happened during class.
Our first date was at the Mary Poppins broadway show. After the show, we ate pizza at my apartment and talked until 1:30 in the morning. From this point on we were inseparable. David then picked me up every morning on his way to school and during class we would spend as much time as possible with one other. At nighttime we would often go to Yankee games, walks around Central Park, and to Broadway shows. We had the most wonderful time together in New York. It is a beautiful place to fall in love.
David wanted to keep the proposal simple. We always go on walks in the summertime and one day, at the end of our walk, he got down on one knee, presented a gorgeous rose gold and white sapphire ring, and asked me to marry him.
Natalie and Peyman are a crazy gorgeous couple with a weakness for fashion. So it’s no surprise that we had to share with you their engagement session. I mean–when you are rocking a gown–with a sweatshirt–we’re into it. We’ll let the bride, Natalie, and photographer Krista Mason fill you in on more of the details!
from photographer Krista Mason:
Natalie + Peyman’s sweet engagement session was a marvelous view overlooking the westside. A perfect, clear yet slightly overcast day provide the perfect dreamy look for their session! And that dress custom designed by Chagoury Couture was a perfect way to add a casual and formal look for the session. Dressing it down with a sweater and adding the beautiful Margaret Rowe necklace and then changing into the exquisite detailed lace body suit for a more formal look. And, lets not forget about Peyman’s amazing suites by Giorgio Rossi Men’s Clothing. A custom matching bowtie to Natalie’s dress. Topping off all the details with the cute roadster getaway car. Such a fun addition for an engagement session. It doesn’t get much cuter than this!
from the bride, Natalie:
Peyman and I were introduced to one another through mutual friends. Our friends exchanged our phone numbers one night and the next evening I got a call from Peyman. Our conversation over the phone was friendly and fun as if we had been friends for years…it was very casual and easy going. We made plans to grab dinner that week, knowing that neither of us wanted anything serious in our lives at the time. We connected so well on the phone we decided it would be fun to hang out. After our first date… the second, third, and fourth things just started to happen organically. June 7, 2013 was the night he popped the question! He had it all planned out. We were invited to his mom’s house for dinner with my family (I thought it was just our families meeting for the first time). He took me to the balcony to “help” him with something, and before I could figure out what was happening he was dropping to one knee, unveiling a box full of cupcakes saying WILL YOU MARRY ME?. I was in utter shock and complete disbelief…but all of our friends & family knew about his proposal and plans of action. Sneaky Sneaky! Many moments later, still trying to catch my breath and realize what was happening, I said YES! and as they say…the rest is history!
Vendors: Photography: Krista Mason Photography // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Dress Designer: Chagoury Couture // Mens Attire: Giorgio Rossi Men’s Clothing // Jewelry: Margaret Rowe Vintage Couture // Shoes: Prada // Makeup Artist: Susie Chhuor Hair | Makeup