becca & luke

Becca & Luke's surprise Proposal (AND WEDDING!)

In our almost decade of experience working in the wedding industry, we have never before been a part of anything quite like Becca & Luke's wedding.  Simply put, we made history this day!  

Luke contacted us a couple weeks before his wedding date to tell us about his BIG plans:  To propose to his girlfriend Becca on May 3, and to have a surprise wedding immediately after on the same day! Luke had everything planned out in critical detail. There were huge plans in motion that Luke was handling, like flying Becca's family and closest friends in from overseas to witness everything. And then there were also the smaller (yet still important) details and logistics to take care of, like setting up hair and makeup appointments and making sure the guests were in the right place at the right time on the day of the wedding.  Luke even worked with Becca's mom in advance to make sure Becca had a Wedding dress lineup to choose from.  After seeing how well-thought out everything was, and how sincere Luke's intentions were, we were totally locked in and ecstatic to be a part of it.

On the morning of the proposal we showed up bright and early to Lanikai Beach, which was beautiful and couldn't have been more perfect.  We posed as beach-goers, hiding our cameras from plain view and trying to be as inconspicuous as possible.  Luke and Becca showed up with their snorkeling gear, and funny enough, Becca unknowingly sabotaged our plans by being too nice and making Luke setup camp away from our pre-planned spot, as to not block our view of the water.  Needless to say, everything went awesome anyway:  Luke dropped the ring in the sand while they were out snorkeling (which was attached securely to a fishing line), and Becca found it.  She said YES of course, and the rest of the plans for the day unfolded on schedule with absolute ease. Luke's intuition that Becca would go all-in on a whim without hesitation was spot on. 

For a day where almost anything could have potentially gone awry, we were so happy when the stars aligned and everything fell into place. That said, we also do feel that even if something did deviate from the plan, everything would have been okay in the end-- Becca and Luke are just that kind of couple.  They aren't JUST good together, they are pure and genuine, and completely in love with each other and the moment.  It was incredible to see such a whirlwind of emotions in the span of one day.  We are so impressed that Luke pulled it off, and feel super lucky to have been a part of this once in a lifetime experience.