The weather of their anniversary and surprise engagement was scheduled to be rainy (and it certainly was). I talked with Alyssa the day before and told her rain or shine we are a go to capture this amazing moment. I can not begin to tell you how emotional and exciting this the whole proposal was. They walked onto the field and made their way to the pitchers mound where Alyssa dropped the umbrella and got down on one knee in the middle of the rain. I had been hiding in the dugout trying not to be noticed. My stomach was in knots and I had to keep breathing to keep from sobbing! Amanda’s face says it all – she was beyond excited and surprised…..
Amanda looked at Alyssa and said “I’ve been waiting for you to ask me.” and now I have a question for you… SHE PULLED OUT A RING BOX. (and I am AGAIN tearing up just thinking about that moment) We all absolutely lost it. No one had any idea that this surprise engagement was going to have another SURPRISE Engagement! Amanda had been carrying Alyssa’s ring around for SIX months so that when Alyssa asked her, she could return the question! Later we learned that this bit of Kismet is not odd for this couple – they are always on the exact same page (even without knowing!) For example – They both brought champagne to celebrate (glasses and all) and secretly stashed it in the car so the other wouldn’t know! They even bought the exact same brand. Amanda said to us later that the softball field is the exact place that she always wanted to have the proposal. It was beyond perfect and we could not be any more excited to share in this amazing moment with these incredible women! I told them that day that I HAD to be there to capture their wedding. Pushy, I know but seriously understanding the connection and love between these women, I had to be part of their story. Later I got another fateful email from Alyssa asking me to capture their day.
They both wanted a destination wedding but also wanted to make sure that all their friends and family could be with them to celebrate. I am still over the moon for their Crescent Bay Beach Club BRUNCH wedding, which was the perfect mix of tropical bliss and local love. And yes, you heard me correctly, brunch – such a fab idea and it was a blast. We couldn’t be happier for Amanda and Alyssa and I am just so incredibly grateful that I was able to capture such an amazing love story.
A little look back on their amazing engagement!
And now for their wedding!
Venue: The Crescent Beach Club
Photography + Video : YTK Photography + Film by Katherine Wright and Sabrina Nastasi
Videography: YTK Photography + Film
Invitations: Brittany Simms
Suite: Bindle + Keep