The Proposal of Everyone's Favorite Couple
The story of this proposal is pretty ridiculous. To set the tone, Frankie, my bff, was raised in a superstitious household like myself.
The day before Valentines Day, Frankie happened to have his family Feng Shui Master inspect his house and lay out important dates for the year. Frankie told the Master that he was planning on proposing to Carol, his girlfriend of 8 years, some time this year and asked which day would be best to do the deed. It just so happened that the Master informed him the next day was the best time for Frankie to propose.
Imagine the pannic that went through his mind!
Luckily, Frankie had started the process of putting the ring together, but the ring wouldn't be done for another week. Therefore, he had the jeweler set the diamond on a temporary band.
After he got the ring sutuation squared away, he consulted with me about the execution. Serendipity would have it that I was going to my dear friend's flower popup shop @laceandstems. Frankie wanted to buy some arrangements to surprise her throughout the day, but when I told Thu, the owner, about his plan, she gladly volunteered to personally deliver a set of flowers every hour to Carol's work free of charge! With every surprise, Frankie would include a cute one liner (ie: 1. Happy Vday, 4. You thought the last one would be it, 5. You thought wrong, 8. Lets grab dinner at 8 tonight at San Shi Go). I would throw Carol off by messaging her via snapchat after her third gift stating that Frankie wouldn't propose on a lame holiday like V-day.
After dinner, he planned on poposing at the pier, I offered to capture the moment, but he declined.
4:22 PM the day of, he texted me requesting my services -____-
I assembled my surprise team: Derrick, Thu, and Vanessa. We scoped out the area and planned the perfect incognito photo and video proposal.
Of course, the one day I relied on T-Mobile the most, text messages between Frankie and I didnt go through the hour leading up to the proposal, especially, the most important message, "make a right out of the restaurant." As a result, Frankie couldnt find the pier and ended up proposing at the Balboa Fun Zone. Then the text messages decided to through!
The newly engaged couple eventually found us at the end of the pier, and we salvaged the night with a quick shoot!