About three months ago, I was asked to ‘save the date’ for a surprise proposal at The Roarin’ 20s Lawn Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. This request was particularly near and dear to my heart — not only because I love love and was given the chance to photograph such an amazing moment between two people, but also because it’s two people I love dearly and am lucky to call my friends.
When Bobby shared his plan to propose to Jesslyn, I knew it was going to be exactly what she always wanted: a big surprise and surrounded by friends to celebrate this amazing milestone with them. I could barely contain my excitement then, but I am even more excited that it finally happened and I get to share this love-filled post now!
So, fast-forward to July 31st: We arrived around 3:30pm and spent a few hours enjoying the 20s music and outfits while Bobby scoped out the perfect scene to surprise his lady. Once I got the cue that it was time to make a move, we headed up the hill to ‘take a big group photo with the castle in the background’ before the sun went down. Little did Jesslyn know that the group photo would turn into one of the most memorable moments of her life.
Spoiler alert: she said YES! And now, before I get too sappy, here’s some of my favorites. Congrats and best wishes to Bobby and Jesslyn as they start this next chapter of their life-long journey together: