Matthew and Ashley's Macaroon Proposal

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How We Met: It all began one night I was watching the Texans beat the Jets and friends, who were in town for a conference, invited me to go out with them. I was reluctant to go out on a Monday night, btwut I had strong intuition that I should go. After all, it would be fun to catch up with old friends. Not knowing what fate had in store, I met my friends at Pat O’Brien’s piano bar where I spotted a tall, handsome man wearing a Texans jersey. I excitedly went up to him and tapped him on the shoulder. I seriously just wanted to know if he watched the game (I swear!); the fact that he was super cute was just a bonus! For the remainder of the night, it seem+ed like we were the only ones in the crowded bar as we talked and were just completely in awe of each other.

how they asked: Since that night, we have shared a countless number of adventures both big and small. From movie nights in with homemade pizza, cheering on our teams at sporting events, traveling to places like Disney World and Germany, checking out the new hot restaurants, to just running errands; all are amazing experiences with Matthew by my side. That is why it did not take me by surprise when we were asked to participate in a styled shoot one weekend. I thought it was just another fun day for us. Unsure of what exactly a style shoot entailed, I was just happy to help out photographer, friend, and Matthew’s aunt, Dana Fernandez. After getting my hair and makeup done we arrived at a park. We walked up to a romantic picnic set up- something that you would only see on Pinterest (not “real” life). “This is so cute!” I shrieked. I then noticed pictures of Matthew and I covered the blanket, and my heart skipped a beat. Before I could take another breath, Matthew was down on one knee and the biggest smile spread across my face. He started to give a speech, but we both just started to cry. I was so full of joy that I started to say “yes” before he even popped the question. We had a beautiful proposal/engagement photo-shoot to follow. The whole experience was perfect and a time I will always cherish. I am so blessed that this special day means we will continue our adventures through life together, forever!

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Photography by Dana Fernandez Photography
Planning by Ashley Joseph from Two Be Wed
Videography by Josh Fernandez with Dana Fernandez Photography
Calligraphy and Macaroons by Buttercup
Makeup and Hair by Hey Lovely Makeup
Custom Designed Engagement Ring by Deville Fine Jewelry
Florals by Blush and Vine