Rustic and Romantic Outdoor Engagement Session

The sheer chemistry that Mary and David have is undeniable. Photographer Nikk Nguyen gave us the disclaimer that when scrolling through the photos, their smiles would be infectious and he was certainly not wrong. As it usually goes, nerves were a large part in the beginning but over time (and with champagne), Mary and David just let loose and what was born from it was an unforgettable engagement session.

How did you meet?

We are a Bumble success-story! We had our first date at Hop Scholar Alehouse for some craft beers which was perfect as I (Mary) had just moved from San Diego and missed brewery hopping. David offered to drive me home after the date as I had Ubered there and when I got in Battleship was on the passenger seat. He said he had brought it in case there were any uncomfortable silences. I appreciated the ingenuity and we still have not played the game together to this day!

What is your proposal story?

We went to San Francisco for a vacation and were planning our first morning to visit Muir Woods. However, with the time change we woke up early and decided to walk to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We went to a park called Land’s End and came to a cliff overlooking the ocean with the bridge in the distance. Surprisingly for SF, the sun had broken through the clouds and it was such a beautiful scene that David made a last minute decision to propose then & there! We enjoyed the moment just between us and then had the remainder of the vacation to celebrate.

Tell us about the ring/band.

My engagement ring is the Elodie gold solitaire ring from Brilliant Earth with a round diamond. My mother had the same style ring and I always appreciated the classic simplicity of the style.  My diamond is lab-created, which makes it cruelty-free as well.

Photography: Nikk Nguyen Photo | Venue: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | Reception Venue: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | Floral: Wildly Cultivated Floral Design | Hair: Silk & Glow | Makeup: Silk & Glow | Submitted via: Matchology


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