Being lovers of all things weddings, (as we’re sure you can relate) we’re suckers for a good proposal story. It seems that as the whole idea of the man taking the time to make the whole affair as memorable as possible has grown in popularity over the years, so has the inspiration to have it captured either on film or in a photograph. It’s one wedding trend that we can totally get behind – especially when it comes to this particular story of recently-engaged couple, Elizabeth and Rhys.
Ever wonder what a proposal in Antarctica looks like? Well now you don’t have to. These photos, which were taken by NYC travel and wedding photographer, Rebecca Yale, (who also happens to be Elizabeth’s sister) are some of the most beautiful and joy-inducing photos that we’ve seen in a long time. Taken while on a hike during their trip with National Geographic to the southern-most continent in the world, Rebecca managed to capture the candid – and hilarious – reaction of her sister as her boyfriend of seven years got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. And to think – this moment almost didn’t happen!
Prior to this life-changing hike, Elizabeth had come down with a terrible cold and was feeling particularly miserable. After a little bit of persistence from Rhys and a little song and dance that Elizabeth refers to fondly as, the “Let’s Go on a Hike” number, she agreed that a bit of fresh air might do her some good. After taking Rebecca aside and asking her to join them on the hike and take a few pictures of them that only she had the skill to capture, Rhys’ plan was finally falling into place.
As they stood at a lookout point with Rhys’ arms around her, Elizabeth was completely oblivious to what was about to happen as Rhys reached into his pocket to pull out the ring that had once belonged to Elizabeth’s grandmother. As it has appeared that the wind was causing his eyes to water, she had just assumed that he was reaching for a tissue, until he got down on one knee and popped the question – to which he was met with an immediate tackle into the snow. Of course, once the laughter and tears subsided, she said YES!
A truly beautiful story and a collection of wonderful photographs to enjoy for the rest of their lives together; but now we want to hear your proposal story. Did your husband or husband-to-be have someone photograph the big moment? Were you just as surprised as Elizabeth? We want to hear from you!
(Source: Huffington Post)
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