I ordered a mango shake while I waited for James and Karla to arrive. I didn’t even know what they looked like. A Caucasian and a Filipina emerged from a taxi holding hands. I knew instantly it was them! I sat two tables away from them. My cue was the song Forevermore! Guada, the stylist for this impromptu engagement session briefed me that once I hear that song, friends and family will appear holding a sign: WILL YOU MARRY ME??
The place (Lantaw Restaurant in SRP) was packed with diners. James started singing a few lines from the song Forevermore by Side A. James knelt and offered the ring! Of course he asked the magic question every girl in this planet wished were asked to them too! She said yes! The diners cheered and clapped. Some whipped out their cellphones and took pictures. I, on the other hand, absorbed everything with dreamy eyes!
I told Hannah Lim, our hair and make up artist for today — Some girls just get that kind of proposal! I wish every girl would get her own dose of heart tugging I kneel before you will you marry me kind of proposal. It is a story worth telling your kids and your grand children. You agree??
I usually ask couples during engagement sessions – how did he propose! Come to think of it, why would I always direct the question to the groom-to-be? When we women can do the same just like this video.
Today, I am grateful to be part of something life changing.
Here are some photos from today’s surprise engagement session.
James Davis & Karla Navarro // Proposal venue : Lantaw Restaurant (SRP) // Shoot venue: Parking space of Delice Recipes // Photo : Shutterfairy Photo // Hair & Make-up : Hannah Lim // Styling: Guada Mariel Calledo // Special thanks to Sam.