{Surprise Proposal} Aileen <3 Sean

Surprise proposal. Love the idea and love it even more when it is perfectly executed. Yesterday, I had the honor to witness a beautiful, amazing and well-thought out surprise proposal. Ahhhh it was so cute and romantic!!! *dreamy eyes* So here’s what happened…

On Saturday early afternoon, Sean gathered all his family and close friends at Baldwin Park and debriefed them on the sequence of events. I must say…Sean is one detailed-oriented person! All the sequence of events were timed to the minute and positions were thought out to prevent Aileen from seeing any of them. The family and friends all hid at a close-by restaurant that had a view to see the lake and dock where the proposal was going to happen.

While everyone was inside waiting, Sean and I headed over to the dock to set up the GoPro and shooed away anyone on the dock or tried approaching the stage. Of course, we were polite about it and everyone was super nice when they heard what was going to happen! A whole family was fishing and was so nice enough to move to another dock across the way. 🙂

After we got the stage set up, we both went into positions…Sean waited in the middle of the dock while I took a seat at a nearby bench acting like I was just some random photographer. I must say…I was so anxious and nervous for Sean. I can’t imagine how he felt waiting for her!

We all patiently waited for Aileen to arrive and right on the dot at 12:55pm, Aileen walked past me. It’s SHOWTIME! I slowly got up and started to follow her like a paparazzi snapping pictures. While she was heading over towards the dock, we had a little “OMG” moment! A runaway dog with a huge piece of bread he stole with his two owners chasing after him zoomed past her catching her off guard! I was so worried that she was going to stop and turn around but thank goodness, she just kept walking and didn’t see me! Whew!

Ok so camera frame back to the stage…The smile on Sean’s face was priceless. He was beaming from ear to ear when he saw her walking towards him. After she reached the dock, Sean led her to the center of the dock as planned giving me the chance to get closer to them without her noticing. Sean started his speech and a couple minutes in, he reached into his suit pocket with a big smile on his face. Aileen immediately threw her hands over her mouth and started to cry! My eyes started to water as I watched through my camera…it was such a sweet moment!

Sean got down on one knee and popped the question! And just like that…she said YES!!!! Then immediately, we heard all the family and friends cheered from afar. Even strangers at the park and in the restaurant were cheering!

What an amazing experience. Just thinking and writing this post about what happened…still makes me go “AWWWW”!

Sean and Aileen, congratulations on your engagement! Thank you so much for letting me witness this once-in-a-lifetime moment in your lives. I wish you both all the love, joy and happiness in this world…and let the crazy wedding planning begin! 😛

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  • Vivian
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 2:15 am - REPLY

    May God continue to bless you both.You are truly the cutest couple ever.We welcome you and your family with open doors.Love you.

  • Paulina
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 2:28 am - REPLY

    This was a perfect way to capture their moment. Beautifully done. Congrats and much love to both.

  • Anna Seda
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 3:04 am - REPLY

    Aileen was one of my family neighbors that later became one of our workers at Nine West too.
    A sweet, smart and well rounded person she’s always been.
    This special moment was beautifully captured and I thank you for the spectacular pictures which specially formulated the moment for them.
    GREAT JOB And God Bless Them Both!

  • Anna Seda
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 3:07 am - REPLY

    Sean, awesome job dude!!
    Romantic all the way!!
    Taking notes!!

  • Kaitlind Cilano
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 12:29 pm - REPLY

    Wow what a slideshow! Congratulations again best of luck with your brand new adventure!!!

  • Milly Montes
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 12:59 pm - REPLY

    What a beautiful way to express the moment of two amazing people! I cried! This really touched me not only because I know Shawn but because I know how special he is! I am happy to see him so happy! Aileen, the pictures says it all! Love the the expressions and emotions that were taken and forever and beatiful memory! Congratulations to you both!

  • Sorbi
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 1:15 pm - REPLY

    Gorgeous and perfect proposal! May this be the beginning of your beautiful journey together. I’m so proud of what a great job “my Seany Boy”did.

  • Reyna Varela
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 1:18 pm - REPLY

    So May,
    You nailed it with the story!
    We will keep in touch, love it.

    Thank you,

    • SoMayLy
      Sep 1st, 2015 - 2:40 am - REPLY

      Thank you so much Reyna!!! Please, definitely keep in touch! 🙂 <3 May

  • Noel Varela
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 2:46 pm - REPLY

    I’m so proud of my nephew Sean, he has achieved a great career and now he will be a great husband to Aileen and for sure a great father, he is a great example to the new generation. I Love you and wish the best for you and Aileen.

  • Lissette (Nina)
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 3:08 pm - REPLY

    Simply beautiful

  • Tina Hudson
    Aug 31st, 2015 - 3:11 pm - REPLY

    Perfect, beautiful, pure love.

    Well played, all!

    Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness and romance!

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