Getting Hitched! Kelly & Nathan
Nathan Hyde & Kelly Gresley
May 11, 2013
Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens | Fishers, IN
Oh, there’s nothing more lovely than a romantic proposal– except perhaps a heartfelt and delightful engagement session to go along with it! Starting off your engagement (and wedding planning adventure) with a charming photoshoot with your wedding photographer is the best way to find comfort in front of the camera lens and gain excitement for the days ahead. Kelly & Nathan’s e-session in Broad Ripple combines Midwestern beauty and rustic gracefulness– thank you Eric Rudd for sharing!
Him: Project Manager at an Environmental Consulting Company Her: Client Services Rep at a Mutual Fund Company
The proposal: Nate took me on a surprise trip to Key West (I thought that we were just staying at his parents’ condo in Naples). I thought that the change to trip location was the “big surprise” he had been hinting at for months. Then, on our second night in Key West, Nate had arranged a private sunset sail. Our boat stopped at a sandbar for us to “watch the sunset.”
The proposal, cont: The next thing I knew, Nate was down on one knee (and a little bit underwater since the tide was starting to come in) holding out a gorgeous ring! I was completely surprised but didn’t hesitate to say “Yes!” Then, to top it all off, when I turned around, our boat captain was ready with a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate. It couldn’t have been any more perfect if it were a scene in a movie.
The groom’s job: Since Nate did such an incredible job with our engagement trip in Key West, I had no trouble letting him take the reigns when it came to planning our honeymoon. He found an amazing villa that we will be renting for 8 nights in St John, USVI. It may not have quite the same surprises as our last trip, but I’m sure it will be equally memorable.
The most stressful thing to plan: So far the most stressful thing has just been the growing list of “to do’s”- I feel like things are being added to that list much more quickly than they are being checked off, so I worry about getting it all done!
The most fun thing to plan: My favorite things to plan so far have been the decorations and our invitations, which I am mostly making myself. I love craft projects and am addicted to Pinterest, so that part has been right up my alley. Nate’s favorite part has probably been “researching” a signature cocktail for the reception.
images by Eric Rudd Photography