Girl’s Night Picnic Turned Into Surprise Proposal

October 24, 2023 BY: Bailey

“Will and Kate have a classic love story, quite fit for a Nancy Meyers rom-com, so it’s no surprise their proposal story is equally one out of an old Hollywood film! These two met as freshmen in college at the University of Maryland, and became fast friends, spending almost every free weekend together. The two obviously had chemistry – and their friends never let them hear the end of it – but other relationships, travel, careers, and life always seemed to have gotten in the way. This culminated in Kate ultimately confessing her feelings to Will, but Will being initially unwilling to sacrifice their friendship to try. Eventually, after spending a majority of a year apart while Kate studied abroad and Will traveled for his research, Will finally came to his senses, and asked Kate out in the Autumn of their senior year, this time for good. They’ve been deeply in love and inseparable ever since! They bounced around the country for work and life for five years – starting in Maryland, then to Oregon, then to D.C., finally settling in Boulder, CO this past year. As Will planned his proposal for Kate, he knew she had only a few requests: she wanted to be outside in the beautiful place they’ve chosen to live, something intimate and private, and something that completely surprised her. He enlisted the help of her friend Liv, who talked Kate into a “girl’s night” picnic at a friend’s property in the Marshall area overlooking the Flatirons and South Boulder Peak. Perfectly situated on a hillside overlooking the valley, this gorgeous private locale was filled with tall green grasses, yellow wildflowers, and absolutely stunning mountain views! Will sweat his way through weeks of planning and logistics, meticulously checking the chances of a dreaded spring evening thunderstorm. The weather managed to stay miraculously clear, and as Kate and her friend set up the picnic, the sun started to sink towards the mountains for a perfect golden hour. Will and I camped out at a nearby Costco parking lot in Superior, awaiting the text signal from Kate’s friend that we could head over to the property and begin our hike to the top of the hill. Once we arrived, I followed Will as he marched up and over the hilltop to find Kate, quietly taking photographs from several yards back. Kate was blissfully unaware of what was about to happen, munching away on her picnic dinner and sitting on the blanket, looking out over the mountains as the sun began to set. She turned, suddenly seeing Will walking towards her, with me trailing behind him. You could see the realization dawn on her face as he approached her, and thus began an evening between these two that they’ll never forget. Cheers to Will and Kate, and a huge congratulations to these two on their beautiful Colorado engagement!”

– Colorado Wedding Photographer, Sarah Nann Photography

 

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