Weddings… It’s a word that is used in my vocabulary on a daily basis. Creating, designing and being a small part of something that a girl waits for her whole life, is one of the best rewards! Working along side my business partner and dear friend, Jelli from Peplum Events and Designs, creating these special moments is what we live for, so when she came to me about creating a “promotional video” about everything that we stand for I said “yes, lets do it!” Not knowing at that very moment that Yes would change my life forever.
The day of my engagement was a regular day in Peplumland (as we like to call it!). Getting the last details together, packing and rushing out the door! On this day Jessica my best friend was joining us, again, me not thinking anything of it just an extra lending hand for the setup. When we got to the location I already knew that my now fiancé and Jelli’s husband would be meeting us there to help with the setup as well.
As we started filming everything was going as planned, so I thought! Jelli and I were having so much fun with the setup and confetti celebrations that were going on! By the end of the shoot, Jelli wanted each of us to take a confetti picture with our significant other. Jelli and her husband Steven went first, then John and I. I was so excited to have him in the “promo video” with me not knowing that this very moment would be life changing.
The moment we blew the confetti, my fiancé got down on one knee and I freaked out! It felt like a whirlwind, I had no idea what was going on. All I could say was “You’re lying!” My heart started beating so fast and as cliché as it sounds, it felt like a dream! Never in a million years did I think that Nov. 6th, 2013 would be the day that John Samson would propose to me. My friends and family set me up and it was the best day of my life!
I couldn’t believe that at that moment I became a bride and not the bride’s wedding designer. That emotion that I loved to see from our brides is what I felt at that very moment! I am so thankful for the amazing friends that helped put this together because I can go back and relive that moment anytime I want to. The video is beyond amazing and I just can’t believe that it happened to me!
Planning, Design, Floral, Props: PEPLUM events&design // Shot by: Andrew Ramos & Nate Alvarez // Edited by: Andrew Ramos // Paper Goods: LALITA Paperie + Designs // Make-up: Idalis Rodriguez