Finally they are engaged!!

It's been a long time coming but finally Corinne and Nolan are engaged and I think I might be more excited than they are. 

We met Corinne and Nolan years ago when they were still kids in our youth group. Over the years we have watched them grow up. Now I'm proud to call them my friends.

After many many many years of dating and a very rough year Nolan started to plan out a surprise where he would pop the question.  

So the plan was to trick Corrine into thinking that Nolan scheduled a fun holiday photo shoot. Lucky for him their close friends just happen to be photographers. Corrine had no clue. She just thought we are doing funny photos (with two photographers and a videographer!! Over kill?)  

We drove up Old Pali road all of us knowing that Corrine was going to remember this day forever. Once in the jungle we parked on the side of the road at the start of the Judd Trail. There is a ton of awesome pine trees up there that were well suited for their theme, A lumber jack and sweet heart bringing him cookies.  Corrine being the lumber jack and Nolan the sweet heart. 

We stopped and took a few fun photos before entering into the trail. Obviously we are super serious. 

We started hiking into the woods and before we got to the pine trees we had to cross this amazing river. We took advantage of the gorgeous lighting and scenery to get a few more photos.

A few more mins of hiking and we reached our destination. Nolan suited up in his apron and Corrine grabbed a pick ax. Again we are super serious!! 

We quickly finished those photos up and asked them to change into some nicer clothes. We said you might as well get some fancy shots too since we are already out here. She still had no clue. 

Nolan was totally keeping his cool, even when Corinne asked a few times why he was shaking. He just played it off. He was waiting for our code to take a knee. We just had to tell them to turn back to back. Finally we got them into the perfect position and told them to turn away from each other. We waited for Nolan to get into position. You could tell Corinne was a little skeptical of this new pose. Then we told her to turn around. 

I cried!!! He cried, Corinne cried! We all cried. This moment was long in the making and well worth all the planning/waiting. These two people are made for each other. I cant wait to see what the future holds for them.  

All that was left was to celebrate with a bottle of champagne that we had been saving for almost a year for this moment.