May 18, 2012
Robert wanted to propose to Mariela on Valentine’s Day with her friends and family, so I designed a proposal concept inspired by their hopes and dreams for the future and found an inventive way to incorporate everyone into the experience.
The happy couple arrived to Ca Va for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, but when Mariela stepped into the private dining room, she was surprised by about 30 of her closest friends and family. One by one, each person stepped forward and presented her with a specially-wrapped gift. A book on starting a small business gave her advice on the day care she plans to open, a photo of her with her mother represented the couple taking care of their families in the future, a garter tucked into a beach-themed box represented the laid-back, beachfront wedding they envisioned.
After she unwrapped each gift, he explained how he envisioned their future together, and got down on his knee to pop the question! Mariela said yes and the couple enjoyed a celebratory dinner with their whole family. Congratulations to Robert & Mariela! Thanks to Sofia Negron for the fantastic photos, stay tuned for the video.
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