Angela and John had their engagement session at The Greenhouse at Driftwood. We were so excited because this space is a beautiful gem of a place filled with gorgeous cacti and plants. Towards the end of the session we went out to this field for the most gorgeous sun kissed photos.
John and Angela met at work back in 2013. Angela was first attracted to his humor and for John, it was her radiant smile. They both love spending quality time together eating or cooking a meal and drinking a glass of wine. One of Angela’s favorite bands is the Arcade Fire. She wholeheartedly loves them. Angela took John to see them in Houston and he fell in love with them just as she did years prior. After the concert he asked her to officially be his girlfriend.
Years later John told her he wanted to take her to New York to see them at Madison Square Garden. They ran into the lead singer before the show and shook his hand while being awestruck. When he walked away Angela mentioned they should have asked for a photo so John went over to Win to ask. John said something to him that she couldn’t hear and as he walked away Win yelled out, “Whats your name?” clear as day but John didn’t hear him. He told Angela he preferred not to take a photo but it turns out he fibbed and in reality told Win, “My girlfriend thinks I’m over here asking you to take a photo with us, but really I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to ask her to be my wife tonight, and I thought you should know.”
Now back to the proposal in Angela’s words.
“The concert was fantastic. We were on the floor, big crowd. Our favorite song from their newest album came on (one of the rare romantic songs they sing), and John said he wanted to take a photo. So, he asked a random guy behind us to take our picture. When I turn around to take the photo, I don’t see John. Then I realize he’s on his knee! Although I suspected something, I was still totally shocked. I bend down but I can NOT HEAR A THING. Not a word. This is when eeeeeveryone around us starts to notice – and they are all spreading out, staring at us, like making a circle around us in this huge crowd. Nerves are kicking in big time. I realize I have no idea what you’re supposed to do in this situation. I take the ring out of the dang box! Who does that? I didn’t know what I was doing. Meanwhile, John is getting nervous because I haven’t said a thing! Because I forgot to say anything! So here I am taking the ring out of the box myself, and putting on —the wrong hand— and that’s when he stands up. Two girls behind us are yelling towards me, warning me, “wrong hand! wrong hand!” That’s when I realize I haven’t said a word, so I nervously say, more to the onlooking crowd than to John, “did I say yes yet? because yes!” And then everyone starts cheering. We hug for a really long time. It all happened very fast, yet felt very slow at the same time.”
“Our favorite part of the story (well, besides the whole getting engaged thing, of course, ha!), is about the first person we told we got engaged. We’re on our way out of the venue and we see Susan Sarandon leaving her seats a few rows above, and we yell toward her “Susan! Susan” She looks at us and we exclaim, “We just got engaged!” And she, so sweetly and genuinely, looks surprised and says, “Really? Just now?” We say yes. She tells us congratulations. And then we just go, “K bye!” And continue walking, all blissed out and feeling goofy. It was an adventure for sure. The award for best random act of kindness goes to the dude he asked to take a picture – because not only did he take a picture – he took a video! And the video turned out really lovely. ”
Bradley and I truly adore these two. Their chemistry is radiant and they are both two genuine and authentic people. We’re so excited to share their story and The Greenhouse at Driftwood engagement with you!
See another outdoor engagement session HERE.