"It's truly magical to go from living your everyday, normal life and step into a fairytale dream," said Laura. "I haven't woken up from this dream yet, but I don't think I ever will because the man of my dreams, my very own Prince Charming, wants to marry me. He wants to do life... with me!"
"Kyle, my now-fiance, drove us to the outskirts of Lawrence, Kansas. We were on a search to find the perfect spot for his family to carve pumpkins. As we scouted out the park, we found benches that fit our need for pumpkin carving...Kyle grabbed my hand and began to lead me down the sidewalk. Nervously, he tried to distract me by getting me to look left, but my eyes caught the beautiful scene to the right. I couldn't help but start to head to the spot at the bottom of the hill. Then our friend, Gordon came out from behind the tree and began to play the violin."
"I remembered looking at Kyle in disbelief...I sat down, taking every detail in. He had carved the pumpkins with the first letter of our names, coffee cups sitting underneath the bench with fiance written on each cup. We cozied up in a large blanket as Kyle began to read to me a letter about our journey as a couple. I am so happy he wrote everything out because I can now look back to every word he said to me when he proposed. Once he finished reading the letter, the violinist began playing our song, '500 Miles,' by Sleeping At Last. Kyle grabbed my hands, stood me up, and got down on one knee. He pulled the little black box out, opened it and asked me to marry him. Stunned and in shock, I froze. After what seemed like forever, I got the words, 'Yes' and 'I love you' out of my mouth."
"The ring is absolutely beautiful. He designed it himself with his grandmother's diamond. The ring is rose gold and has a very unique vintage look to it. After he popped the big question, we cozied back up in the blanket. Kyle had a thermos of London Fog lattes, my favorite, which we shared in our matching fiance cups, while watching the sunset over the water. And then when the night couldn't have been any better, he surprised me with an engagement party with my closest friends and family. I am so thankful that he thought of every last detail. From the personal touches, to the magical lights, violinist, and Brittany [of Autumn Tree Photography, my engagement will always be a moment I will want to relive over and over again."
Romantic Fall Proposal and Engagement Party photographed by Autumn Tree Photography