Secret Engagement Photographer: How to Change Her Life Forever.
Start with a girl you love
Begin to plan
Grab a Tims
Start the worrying
No, really saving.
Wander a jewelry shop
Maybe another one.
Start scoping out places to do it.
Look on your lunch break.
Look between meetings.
Scour the house or Pinterest for ideas she's written or pinned.
Look for the "My Wedding Dream Book"
When she is out with her co-workers
No, her mother.
Write down 50 ideas.
On individual post it notes.
Revel in it for 30 minutes.
Realize her friend-of-a-friend's sister's boyfriend already did that.
Play trashcan basketball with your ideas.
Give up on the entire idea - almost.
Realize you need an ally.
Call her mother.
Call her sister.
Call her co-workers.
Ok not that one.
Call her best friend.
Gather their opinions and input.
Ok not that much input.
Call a venue.
Realize they are booked
For the next six months.
Break out into a sweat
Just thinking about it.
Put on your shopping list
"Buy a case of deodorant."
Bring up Google.
Type like a madman.
Wish for help.
Ponder a search phrase.
Put your fingers on the keyboard.
And then you find it...
The phrase you've been looking for...
Proposal...Planner...Lida at Save My Date.
Beg for help.
No Ask. (Sounds less desperate right?)
Listen to their great ideas.
Hear about 1KWphotography and their secret engagement photography.
Go to their website.
Be impressed by their cool style and ideas. Actually...
Love it. Write down their number.
No, call them NOW!
Find that ally you've been looking for.
Tell them the ideas for your proposal.
Have so many ideas now, it's hard to pick.
How about the theatre? The old Mill? Niagara Falls? CN Tower?
Don't tell me. Save it for luck. Tell Carl.
Develop a plan. A schedule. A Bat Signal.
Breathe a sigh of relief. Trust Carl.
He's done this before.
Today's the big day.
Watch the clock. Try to sleep.
To Work. Forget to eat.
Think you forgot something.
Check the ring in your pocket.
Seventy five times.
Talk to Carl and Lida.
Repeat their words in your head.
Breathe a sigh of relief - again.
Make it to the meet spot.
Wait for her friends to bring her.
Watch her face. Swallow and breathe - hard.
Attempt to make normal conversation.
Abandon all other stalling techniques.
Lower to a knee.
Watch her tears fall,
The hand go over her mouth.
Attempt to remember everything you wanted to say.
Beg your brain to connect with your mouth,
Wait for her response anxiously.
No, feel it in her embrace.
The change in her life.
It's just that easy.