REAL PROPOSALS | Heather + Travis | The Las Vegas Trick… or Treat?

Hello, dahlings.  As most of you know, today marks the beginning of what has become an incredibly anticipated series.  YOUR PROPOSAL STORIES!  And we’re easing you into it with a simple, fun story about a boy who was really good at keeping his plans a secret from the love of his life.  (That is seriously hard to do, for reals.)

I present to you, the story of Heather and Travis’s engagement…

Take it away, Heather:

The story behind my engagement might be a typical one, but of course to me it’s totally fantastic and amazing :)  I’ve known my fiancé since we were in junior high, and we were always just friends — but, of course, he has always been in love with me.

We remained friends through high school and college, both moving out of our little Southern California town to San Diego.  We eventually started dating three years ago…

For our entire relationship the only kind of clues I could get out of Travis about marriage was that it was going to happen “WAAAAAAYYYY” down the road, or not at all.  In fact, the week before he proposed he uttered the words every girl dreams of, “We should just be like Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel forever.”

Let’s just say I was SHOCKED…

… when he proposed a week later on a trip to Las Vegas!  We road-tripped it out there to celebrate my birthday, and he dropped down on one knee during an amazing dinner at the Bellagio.  All I could say was, “Are you serious?  Is this a mean joke!?”  I couldn’t believe it.  Well… of course now I do and we’re planning our September 5, 2010 wedding!

We decided to take our engagement pictures in our hometown, Redlands, around landmarks and in the orange groves.  Redlands is hugely known for their oranges and the entire city smells like orange blossoms once a year – we thought it was fitting.

Photography: He & She Photography / Venue: Redlands

Congratulations, Heather and Travis!  So excited for the two of you… we can’t wait to see your wedding!

So, what do you guys think of Travis’ trickery?  And, by the way, how darling is this couple???!!!!!

Quick note: there are SOOOOO many more proposal stories to come, people.  Funny ones.  Tricky ones.  Effed up ones.  Come-on-already-and-DO-IT! ones.  Oh, and romantic ones, too.  Obvs.  (:

xoxo!  – Alison

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  1. brancoprata on July 28, 2010

    Keep them coming Alison!!! This is awesome!!!! All the best to this sweet couple ;))

  2. on July 28, 2010

    I love this post..the couple is too sweet!!

  3. lunaandchloeweddings on July 28, 2010

    They are so sweet! What a great post Alison!!! Can't wait to see more!


  4. Aleah + Nick Valley on July 28, 2010

    This is super fun! Looking forward to seeing more! Aleah + Nick

  5. Alicia and Kyle on July 28, 2010

    They are SO cute! I am so excited for more!

  6. Naomi on July 28, 2010

    Awwww or -ange you lucky to get these proposal stories! Little jokey there! This couple's story is sweet. May they live happily ever after!

  7. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day on July 28, 2010

    How can you not love a proposal story?! So sweet!!!

  8. Kate Holland on July 28, 2010

    I LOVE reading proposal stories…..keep em' coming!!

  9. hindsightbride on July 29, 2010

    Oh that’s very romantic. I am a big fan of incorporating a sense of place into weddings. I love that you went home for your engagement shoot.

  10. hindsightbride on July 29, 2010

    Oh that's very romantic. I am a big fan of incorporating a sense of place into weddings. I love that you went home for your engagement shoot.

  11. Lauren Elise on August 26, 2010

    I LOVE these pictures because this is my hometown too! I am such a fan of orange grove pictures. I love the Redlands shout-out!


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