“Drew sent Courtney on a journey to all of her favorite places. About mid day he had told her he had a special date planned for the both of them and that she must be ready by a specific time. Her sister came in her room and handed her an envelope labeled #1. She read the card and walked to the first place Drew ever told her that he loved her. There her mother and father were there anxiously awaiting what was no longer their little girl. They began praying with her and reminded her just how much she meant to them. They then handed her two envelopes labeled 2 & 3. She read number two so quickly as journeyed to Caney where the couple officially got the label of “boyfriend and girlfriend.” There she met with Bailey, Courtney’s spiritual mentor. She walked her through what being a wife meant and also grabbed hands and prayed for what was to come. As soon as Courtney got back into the car, bawling of course, she set out in another journey to the place that card #3 had said. The place the couple first met, Drew’s high school gym. They were introduced by there parents there after one of Courtney’s volleyball games that took place at Dewey. There parents, funny enough, went to High School in Sedan KS together. Anyways, there Courtney met with Drew’s parents. They spoke truth into her and his mother even shared a very heart felt letter with Courtney. She left the gym only to end up at Drew’s Church (FBC Dewey). Her card that lead her there, said “go to the place that I first fell in love with you and plan to marry you.” So the suspense in this moment was beyond crazy. She arrived and walked in the doors. There were pictures of be couples most fun memories hung everywhere. As she opened the doors that lead to the staged Drew has candles lit all the way to the front of the building. He lit Moreno candles in the shape of a cross and had Courtney’s favorite song playing (I Do by Matthew West). As she approached Drew she couldn’t help but smile and cry the most excited tears. The first thing Drew did was grab her hands and pray. As soon as he said “Amen” he got down on one knee and the rest is history!”
"Our engagement was a small getaway weekend to Barcelona that turned into a huge surprise engagement. Joao secretly planned an entire weekend including booking a Luxury Suite in one of Barcelona's top hotels, spa sessions, a Flamenco dance show with dinner and my favorite Belgian chocolate in our hotel suite. I didn't suspect anything because I was stressed from work and thought he was just trying to do something nice for me.
On our third day there, eventually he proposed on the couch in our room while we munched on tapas. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. He arranged to have our special wine delivered to our room after I said "Yes" and some more chocolate! After we cried our eyes out and called our family to tell them the news, we both had a full body massage and facial. The best part was that he had actually asked my dad for his blessing six months prior to the engagement, so my whole family knew and didn't tell me."
Nevena is from Serbia and João is Portuguese and they are living in Brussels together. They decided that they wanted to take sunny beach engagement photos on a secret beach in Sagres, Algarve Portugal where they met some years ago and the photos are beyond stunning.
"Nick is obsessed with musicals. He took me to watch Wicked and I loved it. He got us box seats and I remember thinking it was the most romantic thing. He then surprised me with tickets to see Into the Woods. On the day of the musical he said he had to work and would be running late so I had to meet him at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. We finally made it up to our seats and this time we had the whole box to ourselves. He popped the question during intermission (he said he couldn't wait until the end of the show). We were so glad he didn't wait because most of the characters die in the second half and that would have been a real downer."
Lina and Nick’s at home engagement session in downtown Houston, Texas was such a great experience. These two just bought their 1930's downtown Houston home and wanted it to be a big part of their engagement photos. Afterward, we headed downtown for some killer downtown Houston engagement photos and skyline shots that are just breathtaking.