The Let Love Blossom Engagement Give-a-away was truly a magical stylized engagement session. Many participants entered for their chance to get pampered by some of Central Florida’s best wedding professionals from photography to hair and makeup; however, only one lucky couple prevailed. On April 18th, Christie and Eddie arrived at the Emerald Fox where the team of participating vendors designed two sets for their engagement session. Both sets were carefully crafted to reflect both Christie and Eddie’s style and tastes. The indoor set was a cozy, pillow lounge complete with a mixture of fur textiles, plush pillows, and a 14-foot garland for the fireplace mantle. The outdoor set had a wooden arbor with illusion greenery hoops that made them look like they were floating mid-air. A classic settee was placed in the center of the arbor creating a whimsical and natural look. The engagement session ended with Christie and Eddie kissing as the sun set over Lake Dora. It was a perfect ending.
How did you two meet?
When my father moved here from Puerto Rico before bringing my mother, siblings and I, he met my fiancés dad in church. I was 9 years old when I moved here and his family and ours instantly became close. His father helped mine get started and he even gave my dad a car. They went on missionary trips together along with everything else. Years passed and he was just one of my friends little brother. He liked me ever since he met me, and waited until we were 17 to finally begin a different type of relationship. Of course for those 9 years I was totally clueless. I guess it just wasn’t our time yet. So at age 17 we began talking as more than friends, and now we are engaged.
How did he propose?
My family had a trip to Tennessee planned for February, in which we rented a cabin. Our plan was to skiing, snowboarding and spelunking. It was a total of 12 of us, so for the spelunking adventure (which is just a very strange word for cave exploring). Anyways, from the 12 of us only my niece, my now fiancé and I were going. When we get there, I was a little nervous since I wasn’t too fond of the idea of being in small spaces but I like a challenge so I sucked it up. The whole thing was actually pretty amazing, there were incredibly hard and small spaces to go through one from which I now have a small scar, and then there were the big beautiful open spaces with water streaming down. So at then end the guide tells us to turn off our flashlights from the helmet so that we could experience true darkness. We do as he says and get in a line and hold hands. I was holding on for dear life to both Eddie and my niece, whom I noticed trying to get me to let go for some reason! When suddenly I hear a guitar and his sister singing “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri! I instantly knew. Tiki torches started lining up and I see my family, and also my 2 best friends, his best friend and his parents whom all drove the night before. I lost it, literally, I was sobbing! Everyone was wearing shirts that said, “she said yes”. When the song finished he began his beautiful speech. It was amazing, more than I could have ever imagined. He rented a separate cabin for the extra surprises 3 doors down to ours. When we got back to the cabin they had an engagement party.