The Best Marriage Proposal, like EVER.
Another one of my colleagues came across this wedding sugar and I HAD to share with you guys:
Below are links to a slideshow and photographs of a proposal an Atlanta man to his girlfriend. Here is what the photographer said.
At the end of April I had the privilege to shoot the engagement of Robert Gray, Jr. and Keisha Williams.
Robert and Keisha met four years ago at a surprise birthday party for a mutual friend. Two months later Keisha received anonymous flowers with a subtle message attached. It was an additional month before Robert revealed himself as her secret admirer. Robert is a native of Atlanta and Keisha hails from LaGrange,
This past February Robert contacted me to talk about his engagement plans. We met at a Starbucks in Southwest
Atlanta. The meeting lasted nearly an hour because Robert was so excited to tell me all about what he had been planning for a year. The surprise engagement was to take place at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead, Georgia. He even had a name for the the proposal ‘Remember the Ritz’ and an email address!!
Robert had arranged for 10 rooms (on different floors) at the hotel to be reserved. The rooms were to be filled with family and friends reading scriptures, roses that had been laced with gold, and unlimited candles!
On the day of the engagement, I started shooting at 4 PM and ended at 12 AM (8 hours!). There is so much more to explain but I wouldn’t do much justice. My suggestion – pop a bag of popcorn, pull out a box of tissues, and find a comfortable seat. This will be the most elaborate proposal you have ever seen.
Literally, this guy got it RIGHT the entire time. He had 400 roses flown in from South Africa, which his male friends kept alive for him in order to pull this off! He rented 10 hotel rooms, had 50 friends and family members involved and 300 votive candles, with another 12 – 24 carat gold-dipped roses. Throw in 2 bottles of champagne and it took 8 hours to complete the proposal and the after-party.
Somebody give this man my number and let him know I’ve got a job waiting for him!