It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day for Sara & Nick’s Gilbert wedding at Gilbert Temple & Shenandoah Mill! We started off mid-day for their sealing at the Gilbert Temple and spent some time with family and enjoying the grounds around the Temple. Sara & Nick headed off for Chick-fil-a and a nap then met up with everyone again at Shenandoah Mill for a quick ring ceremony and casual reception. Before all of this, Sara, Nick & I spent a day down at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix for some portraits of the two of them, since it was going to be a wee bit hot on their actual wedding day!
Also I have to mention they had the most incredible dessert… a soft serve ice cream machine complete with about a million different toppings. I love me some cake, but ice cream comes in at a super close second. Mmmm!!
As I was getting to know Sara & Nick, I asked about how he proposed to her. It’s always fun hearing both sides of the story, but I happen to really like Sara’s this time!
From Sara: “We were in my apartment one night just having a pretty long talk about a lot of things – mainly about our future and marriage and the things we plan to do together. (Background info: I already knew he had my engagement ring. And we were planning to go to Disneyland in a few days after Christmas, so it was pretty much decided he would propose there, because that would be my dream proposal. I also knew that he kept my engagement ring in his car…) Anyways, so we are talking about life and love and it is a wonderful night. Keep in mind I am in leggings and a baggy tshirt. My make-up is probably all worn off by now. Just a typical night at my apartment. And all of a sudden Nick just bolts up and walks out mid-conversation. Not just out of the room – out of my front door and leaves my apartment. My heart is pounding like what the heck is he doing? I’m thinking no freakin way… he is getting that ring. No he isn’t. Yes he is. No way… Yes.
The next thing I know, he is back and standing in the doorway looking all perfect in his basketball shorts and tshirt with that ring box in his hands. Just looking at me. I’m thinking “Uhh okay…”
I stand up. He walks over to me. Gets on one knee of course. Says a few things – you know, the usual perfect soon to be fiancé stuff. Tells me he loves me and asks me to marry him. I say yes, duh! It was a perfect proposal. An absolutely perfect surprise.”
Congrats to you both and best wishes in your marriage!!
Ceremony: Gilbert Temple
Reception Venue: Shenandoah Mill
Florist: Jenny Busby
Videographer: Crandell Corner Video
Soft Serve Ice Cream: Dottie Layton, Umbrella Soft Serve
Photo Booth: Platinum Day Entertainment