Google+ Engagement Shoot: Katie + William - Southern Weddings

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Okay, I can’t TELL you how hard it was to keep this little shoot all to ourselves for so long!  Simply Bloom sent it wayyy back in November of last year, and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for a love day feature.  Sweet, simple, rustic chic, and filled with emotion.  And — bonus! — the shoot took a surprising turn halfway through.  Read on to see what we mean…!

From the ladies of Simply Bloom…

“This was another experience altogether. As women, we could not help but tear up and even get a few butterflies in our stomachs as we watched this unfold.  William had thoroughly explained to us his plan to propose to Katie during the shoot, and when he mentioned it would be with a kite, there was some squealing going on on our end… Somehow, because it was meant to be, the entire afternoon progressed naturally and perfectly. Katie had no idea what her fate held, and yet everyone around her knew that this would be THE happiest day of her life. We had planned with William cues for us to know the thereabouts of when he was going to go down on one knee. He explained he was going to tie the ring on the kite, which they would then fly, and then Katie would see the ring. As amazing as that plan sounded, there seemed to be too many little factors that could have not gone according to plan. Despite my doubts and crossed fingers, William pulled it ALL off PERFECTLY. The kite flew easily and swiftly in the perfect blue sky as they held the spool together; Katie ran the kite back and forth without noticing the ring until the very wonderful moment where William kneeled  down to ask her to be with him forever. Witnessing and CAPTURING such an amazing and meaningful moment in a person’s life, left both Christine and I feeling so FORTUNATE about what we do. What we noticed as outsiders, is that the combination of the wide open lush field, timing, reactions, and the perfect shades of the sunset– could not have been more magical.

William, you are the bravest man! Katie, you are so fortunate to have such a romantic man on your side forever– you two are beautiful. We have no words to thank you for letting us witness this moment.”

Congratulations, Katie and William!  We wish you an absolutely beautiful wedding day!

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Oakstream Photography reply

    Oh WOW! I LOVE the feel of these. SOOOOOOOOOOOO romantic! Just pure DEVINE!!!!!!!!!!

  2. avatar Jessica B. reply

    How precious and beautiful! LOVE this :)

  3. avatar Camilla Photography reply

    Love those! Especially the last one! How cute!

  4. avatar Mandy reply

    This is absolutely beautiful! I’ve followed y’alls blog for over a year now and this is by far my FAVORITE photoshoot. Stunning.

  5. avatar Fayetteville Video reply

    Every single one of these pics is simply beautiful. It’s amazing the shots that were made.

  6. avatar Vania- SimplyBloom Photography, LLC reply

    girls, thank you so much for featuring this— it was truly so amazing to witness :) we love SWS SOOO much!! :D :D

  7. avatar Orlando wedding photographers reply

    awesome pics, very good use of filters

  8. avatar Cory Weber reply

    What amazing, simple, and timeless photography!!!! So NICE!!

  9. avatar Adore Amore Photography reply

    so organic. Love it!

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