Surprise Proposal on Dutch Island
We were thrilled with Susan from Beloved Vendor, Sincerely Yours Events, sent us this precious surprise proposal! Alex surprised Sarah, her mom and her sister with the sweetest proposal and we are delighted Diane of Diane Dodd Photography was there to capture the surprise unfold! Continue reading to see how Sarah recalls the day.
Tell us about the proposal! "Oh the web of lies...My parents house on Dutch Island has become a place full of memories for Alex and me. Since the year we met, my parents have been gracious enough to allow us to invite all of our friends to stay at the house every Saint Patty's Day, and we've made so many trips home for birthdays, holidays, and just for fun. For this reason, Alex says he always knew he wanted to propose at my parents house on their dock.
He and my dad wove the most intricately tangled web of lies to surprise me, my sisters, and my mom with the proposal. My dad convinced all of us that his longtime employee, who is closer to us than most of our family members, was being honored at a banquet in Savannah - of course we all came home. Meanwhile, Alex had told his parents and three of our closest friends what was happening.
My dad asked me to go out to the dock to get the flowers he had purchased 'for his employee.' I walked out to get the flowers, and when I turned back toward the house I saw Alex walking down the dock towards me. I was so surprised, but only realized what was happening when Alex was close enough to take my hands; I could tell how nervous he was! Meanwhile, Alex's parents and our friends had walked into the house and everyone watched the surprise unfold from the windows.
I think it took my mom and sisters a few minutes to realize what was happening, and my mom says that she stared at Alex's parents and our friends wondering why they were there for a banquet for someone they didn't know! We still joke about 'the banquet.'"
Savannah Wedding Planners: Photography: Diane Dodd Photography