It was a beautiful afternoon and we loved spending time with these gorgeous people. It was quite clear they adore each other and they were so easy to work with. Spending time with gorgeous couples, is such a bonus in what we do.
Vinita & Shawn choose Gaylord Palms for their Pre-Wedding and we are happy to provide them some beautiful life long memories. Their story began with a surprise proposal.
In their own words:
Back in October, Vinita and I started making plans to spend Christmas with her parents in New Jersey. I knew that Vinita would appreciate being able to celebrate our engagement with her family, so I decided that would be the perfect time to pop the question! When Vinita suggested we should make a day-trip to New York while we were in Jersey for the holidays, plans started falling in place.
I didn’t want to risk Vinita noticing a bulging ring box in my pocket, so I decided to make a personalized slim box that held the ring snugly. I designed and engineered a wooden box with her name engraved on it and had everything planned out, except for the proposal location. I knew that if I suggested what we do in the city that Vinita knows best, she would suspect that something was going on. So instead, I wanted to let her run the show while I could wait for the perfect moment.
On December 26th Vinita and I decided to brave the cold and hopped on a train to New York. We wandered around seeing the touristy sites, had a wonderful taco lunch, and eventually reached Washington Square Park. I knew that Vinita had many memories there from her days at NYU, so I thought that it would be an ideal location to propose! However, on the other side of the fountain, I noticed another couple hugging and chatting with a photographer not far away - the dude was about to propose!
We then made our way over to Rockefeller Center where I assumed we could wander to the big Christmas Tree. However, the entire area was extremely swamped because of the Christmas holiday rush, so getting near the tree was out of the question.
After being out in the cold all day, we needed to warm up, so we went to a nearby coffee shop where Vinita started looking up train times back to New Jersey. Since I thought that proposing on the train station platform was a horrible idea, I was slightly panicked. Fortunately, Vinita’s phone was low on battery so I was looking up directions to Penn Station when I saw that there was a large park on the way!
As we left the coffee shop, I somehow convinced Vinita that since it was dark outside we should make a quick stop at Bryant Park to take pictures together with the Christmas lights and tree. As we eventually moved closer to the Christmas tree, I told her I had one more Christmas present for her. I pulled out the slim box that I made, which I had wrapped, and told her to open it. During all of this, she was a bit annoyed that I was wasting time while we were running late to catch the train...little did she know what was about to happen next!
After unwrapping the box, despite noticing that it was engraved with her name, Vinita was still confused. That’s when I slid open the cover, showed her the ring, and popped the big question! The rest is a wonderful memory!!
The Camera never stopped to capture the memories of Lovely couple....
We wish All the Best to future Mr & Mrs!
We just can’t wait for their wedding, which happens in September this year.
Stay with us!
Chirali & Amish Thakkar