Amber + Aaron
These sun-kissed engagement photos were taken in Boise, Idaho by Redbar Photography and we are swooning. Amber + Aaron’s chemistry is evident through these photos that we can’t wait to see how beautiful their big day will be!
It was March 2019, Aaron and I had been together just shy of five years, so we had already discussed getting married and what the future held for our relationship, but that didn’t keep me from being completely surprised the day he proposed.
We were off the coast of Roatan, Honduras on a cruise ship with a big group for a friend’s 40th birthday and he mentioned to me that the rest of the group wanted to take some couples pictures and a group picture at sunset on the deck. It seemed like a great idea so we started getting ready in our room for the evening. While we were getting dressed, a romantic love song came on, and I caught him looking at me with the sweetest, purest love in his eyes. It’s something I will remember forever. Thinking back now, I should have known then he was up to something.
We finished getting ready and headed down to the deck of the ship to see a few couples were already taking individual photos with the beautiful sunset backdrop. Once the rest of the group arrived, he said “let’s get a photo of just us.” As we posed for the camera, he dropped to his knee and out of shock I immediately cried out “Oh no!” and my eyes suddenly started to well with tears. He pulled a stunning engagement ring out from his pocket and said “I love you and can’t imagine my life without you. Will you spend the rest of your life with me?”. I said “yes!”, of course. We spent the next few minutes being embraced with lots of hugs from our family and friends. It was a very joyful moment.
Shortly after, just the two of us went to the nearest bar to have a celebratory drink and I had to make sure to clarify the he wanted to get married and not just spend the rest of our lives together. He didn’t recall that during his nervous proposal he had forgotten to actually ask me to marry him. He made sure to say it then though. He told me that he had been holding onto the ring for months and that it had been a struggle to make sure I didn’t find it in our house or in our room on the cruise ship before he found the right time to make it happen. I think it was definitely worth the wait.
Over the next few days, we had an amazing time snorkeling and enjoying the beaches of Roatan, zip lining and tubing through the caves of Belize and exploring the beaches and beautiful city of Cozumel. The rest of the cruise felt like a celebration of us and it’s such an amazing memory to look back on.
– Bride to Be, Amber