Aileen and Tino were already friends of the photographer, Kelly Lemon, when Tino asked for her help planning an unforgettable proposal. Kelly suggested they fake a styled shoot, using the two of them as models. This way, Aileen would have the chance to get her hair and makeup done, put on a dress and feel beautiful! To pull it off, it needed to be believable so this is where the rest of us came in. Kelly asked for our help in staging an epic “styled shoot” at the top of Rattlesnake Ledge in Washington.
After hair and makeup was complete, the team lugged a dress, a suit, a bouquet, camera/video equipment, decor, champagne and a CAKE (A special thanks to Kelly’s husband for that one!) up a 2 miles of steep trail. Aileen & Tino got changed at the top and were absolute troopers because it was FREEZING that day. Aileen rocked a stunning forest green dress, without sleeves and with no complaints. After all, she thought she was doing us a favor. She kept talking about how she didn’t want to mess the shoot up for us. Ha!
The plan was to begin shooting like everything was normal. After a few minutes, Kelly would direct them both to pose facing away from each other but Tino would really get down on one knee behind her. All went according to plan and SHE SAID YES!!–Tino grabbed her hand to turn her around but even though he was down on one knee, she didn’t process what was going on. You can tell from photos that she was still trying to pose. In the video, she asks “Is this real?!”
Aileen and Tino celebrated with a small mountain-top picnic, complete with that champagne and cake, we mentioned before!
These two will be tying the knot during a small and intimate ceremony, in Hawaii, this December! We are so happy for you guys!!
If you need help pulling off an epic proposal, contact The Greatest Adventure Weddings & Elopements to set up a complimentary consultation!
Cheers & happy planning!
Vendor Dream Team
Florals & Design: The Greatest Adventure Weddings & Elopements
Photographer: Kelly Lemon Photography
Videographer: Green Attic Films
Hair & Makeup: Angela Rodriguez
Rentals: Fanciful Rentals
Cake: Blue Box Bakery