“That guy standing in the gazebo is posed as if he were waiting for his bride to come down the aisle…but how weird, because it doesn’t look as if a wedding is going on.”
“Crazy, that guy is wearing Grant’s exact outfit.”
“Oh my god. That’s Grant!” – Melissa
Proposing is a big deal, when, where, how… After watching a million YouTube videos for inspiration, Grant decided a vacation proposal followed by a week of celebration and relaxation would be a great experience. From what he told us for sure some relaxation was in order!
“Although I knew Melissa is a tried and true Texan and I really struggled with a Texas proposal vs. Mexico, I ultimately decided that Cancun would be an unforgettable memory. It was very stressful and difficult to plan and keep the secret!
“I was definitely a 9.5/10 on the nervous scale. Even though we have been dating for approximately 11 years it didn’t make the task any less nerve-racking! – Grant
So lets hear from the surprise-ee, Melissa, how does it feel to have a romantic surprise proposal set up for you?
“I should let ya’ll know I was very difficult during the whole process! Grant asked that I meet him at the beach bar to check out the gazebo. I refused because I had seen the resort staff setting up for what looked like a dinner and I wasn’t interested in watching a couple’s private moment… little did I know they were actually setting up the little details of our engagement!
I was in TOTAL shock. I would definitely describe it as an outer body experience. My brain almost couldn’t process what was going on. In the moment, it was literally almost too much for me to handle, but, after the fact, I have a great story to tell. “
The surprises didn’t stop at the proposal as Secret Silversands rocked out the rose petals from the gazebo to the bath tub. Thanks so much to Grant for making us a part of their day and choosing Del Sol to capture all the emotions.
I really contemplated how I wanted to capture the event and realized that Melissa’s obsession with photography meant that I need to seek out the best; from the brief preview I’ve seen we couldn’t be more happy with our photos. – Grant
Principal Photographer: Valeria
Location: Secret Silversands – Gazebo