Pour some coffee and get comfy, because I have a story for you!
I met Melissa-Marie through my husband, he and Melissa-Marie used to work together waayy back in their tour guide days. To keep everyone happy I won’t say how long ago that was 😉 . I heard so many fun MM stories that I finally said “lets have dinner, then I can meet her.” So we invited a bunch of friends over for dinner including the famous MM. At the end of dinner when my checks hurt from laughing I pretty much got why he thought she was so great.
“Well” she said before I could refill her wine glass “sorry to dine and dash but I have a date.” there was a chorous of “ooohhhh!” from the peanut gallery (obviously. We’re all over grown children, really) and she proceeded to tell us about Cynthia and their first few dates. Grinning the entire time. And the rest as they say is history…
Until one day in November when I got an email from the lovely Cynthia. ‘I know we haven’t met’ she said, ‘but Melissa-Marie tells me she only cares about two things when we get married. Marrying me, and you there to photograph it.’ AMAZING! I LOVE HEARING THAT! (I cannot over-state this enough. It is the ultimate compliment, one that I have received from a few clients and it makes my heart smile every time). But back to Cynthia; ‘So’ she wrote ‘I thought I would do her one better. Will you photograph the surprise proposal? And then do a short photo session for us?’
This plan consisted of:
3 phone calls
1 close call – Cynthia is not a good liar 🙂
1 trip to Mexico
2 changes of plan – see above.
and THE BEST PROPOSAL EVER!
Of course she said yes! And then they came around the corner to see the surprise picnic I had laid out for them.
Big congratulations to both of you, from the peanut gallery!
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