This proposal is extra special. All proposals should be extra special, but this one is extra, extra special! Not because the groom-to-be proposed at Coco Et Olive coffee shop where he first met his bride. Not because he had three laptops open with all the most important people in their life on Skype to SEE the whole thing live (how amazing is that!?). Not because he so adorably thought of using those giant gold balloons as decor. And not because he did it all on the sly and very successfully surprised his very-hard-to-surprise girlfriend. Ok, maybe those are all the reasons why this proposal is so gosh darn special… but I’ve got one more!
It’s because this lovely, creative, inspiring, and fabulous bride-to-be, Kendra Hagerman is our new bridal blogger!!! I’m so excited and honored to introduce you to her today because she is the ultimate Something Turquoise bride. I fell in love with her the second I saw that she created my giant diamond card box on Instagram. She has some amazing plans for her unique, intimate and out-of-the-box wedding and she’ll be sharing some of her inspiration and ideas this afternoon – so make sure to stop by to learn more about her fabulous DIY bride style!
Huge thanks to Norma Ibarra of La Pir0 for sharing these images with us!
Describe your thoughts on your proposal, where you surprised?
I was literally speechless, which is saying a lot. It’s really hard to fool me (and my fiancé is a horrible liar); not only did he pull it off with the help of my friends and family, but I didn’t suspect a thing!
How did your fiancé find the photographer?
Norma is actually a mutual friend of ours. I’ve been a big fan of her work for a while now, so she was a natural fit and the perfect choice for my fiancé. Also, since I knew her, I was at ease the entire time and really enjoyed our impromptu engagement photos.
What are you DIY-ing for your wedding?
Anything and everything! I’m creating my own guest book, banners, card box, table numbers, tassels, favors, and reception chair signs. I love crafting and creating, so DIY-ing has been my favorite part of wedding planning so far.