Britlyn and Brady were an adorable couple. I can’t wait to work with them on their upcoming wedding!
Josh and Shandell were one of the sweetest couples I have had the pleasure of meeting. They have done the long distance thing for most of their relationship with Shandell living in Las Vegas and Josh Living in Ogden. The distance has made these hearts grow fonder and watching them together was a joy.
When I talked with Josh he suggested shooting their engagements at the Ogden Botanical Gardens the location that he proposed to Shandell. One evening while taking a walk along the 9.5 mile trail Josh and Shandell “stumbled” upon a bench decorated with balloons. Josh suggested that Shandell take a look and see what it was all about. After some prodding Shandell conceded and went over the bench. (She didn’t believe it was for her.) In addition to the balloons there was a card with one thing Josh loved about her. There were six more benches like this each with a note explaining something Josh loved about his future bride. When they arrived at the last bench Josh took Shandell aside got down one knee and asked her to be his wife. She said “Yes!”.
It was a beautiful evening up Little Cottonwood Canyon. One of my favorite things about the engagement session is getting to meet the couple for the first time. Seeing how they interact with each other is amazingly unique and yet there is a similarity between each couple.
Lizet and Jed were such a sweet couple. They were playful and care-free and the way Jed looked at Lizet was adorable. If every girl were that lucky. I am so glad to have met them and wish them the best with their wedding and marriage.
In 2010 there was a cute little chick flick called “Leap Year”. It starred Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. The story was of a girl who was traveling to Dublin in order to propose marriage to her boyfriend. But where did this tradition start of women proposing marriage on Leap Day?
One story claims the tradition was started by St. Patrick although many are doubtful of that. Queen Margaret of Scotland is also credited with the tradition. However, she would have been 5 and living in Finland at the time. Many (including me) find it hard to believe that a 5 year old would have been toiling and loosing sleep over women’s marriage plight (having to wait to be proposed to). Many place the traditions start sometime in the early 19th century but no such law has been found on the books.
Whatever the origins one thing remains the same…today is a day that women can be bold enough to ask their beaus to fish or cut bait. Know too, if the woman is turned down it is customary for the man to buy her a gift to lessen the blow.
Happy Sadie Hawkins Day (Leap Day)!