August 14, 2012 1 Comment
I was in Europe from July 14 – Aug 5 (I will continue my blog posts about it after this… Because this is pretty important). I got a message from my friend Chad on Aug 3rd saying he needed my help on something. He said it was a secret so he wasn’t able to talk about it over the interwebs. I had no idea what this “secret” was because he always has some crazy idea brewing. So I got back from Europe, spent a day or two recovering, and then we went met up…. Long story short, Chad was going to propose to his girlfriend, Rotha on their 4th year anniversay – exciting!!!
Yesterday (Aug 13) was the big day! Here was the plan:
- have everyone show up at Bernard Park (that’s where Chad and Rotha took the dog) by 8:00pm (near sunset)
- Chad & Rotha walks down the path (which would be lit by candles) to the park with the dog
- Chad & Rotha shows up at the park and sees a bunch of friends/family
- show a slideshow of memories of Chad & Rotha
- give Rotha a present that Chad made (the decoy)
- BAM! Propose!
- hopes Rotha says yes
So here’s the pictures:
Chad and I met up at 12:30pm to set up the chairs, projector, computer, sound system, cameras, everything. Then at 5:30pm – 7 whatever ish, other people showed up to set up the candles on the path and more cameras and finish up the loose ends.
Here’s the place at around 7:30pm. We were just finishing everything while people started showing up. It looked ace.
The pathway that was lined with candles.
Here they come!
Watching the slideshow.
Shoot! Someone noticed me taking pictures of candid people!
The lamp that Chad made for Rotha
She said yes!!!
Sorry, wasn’t able to focus properly on the diamond… Pretty close though.
A toast to Chad and Rotha!
Sorry that a bunch of pictures didn’t turn out alright. But at least Chad and Rotha are super happy! Congrats to the two of you, and thanks for letting me be a part of such an amazing event.
The ring was custom designed by local jewelry business, Vanessa Jewellers. Check out their website here: