Victor’s Surprise Wedding Proposal to Alma

Victor proposed to beautiful Alma at one of California’s most spectacular locations, Hearst Castle!  With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, majestic architecture, and lovely gardens, the engagement photos following were amazing as well!

With the help of family and friends, who were also touring the castle secretly waiting and watching, they were all able to pull off one the greatest surprises of Alma’s life, so far.

Congratulations to a gorgeous, loving couple with outstanding families to boot!

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Naomi+Rich Engaged at Cambria Pines Lodge


This darling couple is from England, and has set their wedding date for June 7th at Cambria Pines Lodge!  She hopped on a plane back to London shortly after cake testing, floral design and our photo session.  I just LOVED being around them, so sweet and in love, and something about their beautiful British accent slowed me down and bought out a more proper Debbie (though they are the most down to earth people and super fun). Couldn’t have enjoyed my job more this day 🙂

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{Chris’ Surprise Marriage Proposal} at Hearst Castle + Engagement Photo Shoot

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Chris probably didn’t retain much “tour information” from their Hearst Castle Cottages and Kitchen Tour, since he had a box in his pocket and was anxiously awaiting the perfect moment to propose marriage!  As the tour ended, he led his bride-to-be Ani to a secluded corner overlooking the rolling hills and majestic ocean.  (I absolutely love being a secret agent – following couples until the big moment!)  They are both architect students so being surrounded by Julia Morgan‘s designs – from Hearst’s guest houses, pools, and most of the grounds, was perfectly apropos.  Ani was so surprised she cried with joy…I almost started too.

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