The Industrial venue, stunning cliffside views, and winding walkway, with a destination-like feel, made Ujwal’s surprise proposal to his fiance Rachel a romantic and intimate summer evening. Approximately, 50 miles north of Tampa Ujwal surprise engagement took place at White Rock Canyon located in Bushnell, FL. Fun fact, the venue is actually built and owned by Brooke and Hunter Hedman and the couple hosted their own wedding at White Rock Canyon just as Brooke always dreamed to do as a little girl.
Ujwal proposed in the warm and ambient indoor space at the venue where we set up our picnic layout with two stunning floral arrangements of Rachel’s favorite flowers, sunflowers and various colored roses. The key factor that Ujwal expressed to us in regard to his proposal is for it to be “romantic with a view”. We were on it. We decided to map out a mood-setting entrance and walking path for the couple once they were to arrive. We used dozens of candles, votives and flower petals to set the scene.
We asked Ujwal how he planned to get his fiance to be in attendance for such a major and exciting surprise! Ujwal was able to surprise Rachel with her dream proposal at White Rock Canyon by having her get all dressed up to join him at a “work event”, as his date of course, that Thursday, July 14th, 2022.
Just as Rachel realized what was happening and Ujwal asked her the question… “Will you marry me?”, Mariah of Mariah Lacy Photography, was hidden in a spot van and was brought out as the second surprise of the night as Rachel said yes and the entire moment was captured candidly!
But, that wasn’t the end of the night or surprises. Ujwal had also informed us that it was super important to Rachel to have their puppy “patches” involved in their engagement photos. We were on it. We referred him to Fairytale Pet Care which was amazing! They took care of the entire transport for patches along with keeping it all a surprise. About 30 minutes into the couple’s picnic and the celebration of their engagement with cupcakes and champagne, we ushered the Fairytale Pet Care team to have Patches join the couple. Rachel was over the moon! This was indeed the icing on the cake!
Once the surprises were out of the way the newly engaged couple took a stroll around the absolutely stunning and destination-feel-like property to capture their engagement portraits and soak in the moment of their summer 2022. Keep scrolling to see some sneak peeks of this surprise-filled, intimate, and romantic proposal! If you are interested in booking a proposal with us you can get more information here on what we do!