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Embre & Alexis' Surprise Proposal | Columbia SC Wedding Photographer

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Embre & Alexis' Surprise Proposal | Columbia SC Wedding Photographer

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Embre & Alexis got engaged on August 27, 2016.  This was a very special day for a couple of reasons: first, it was mine and my husband's 7th year anniversary since we began dating and secondly, because my college classmate was ready to declare his love for his then, girlfriend, and ask her to marry him in front of their family and friends.

The Set-Up

That night, Alexis thought she was attending the Jill Scott concert that was in town in Columbia, SC.  She did not know that her boyfriend, parents, sister, best friend, and a host of other relatives and friends (including me) were planning to surprise her alongside Embre.  

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best greenville sc wedding photographer latoya dixon photography
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best greenville sc wedding photographer latoya dixon photography

Venue - Vista Room at Blue Marlin

We all met up at the Vista Room at the Blue Marlin in Columbia's Vista.  There, all the guests waited patiently for Alexis and her sister, Amy to walk up to the sidewalk and past the sliding green door, where she would find Embre as he got down on one knee.

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best greenville sc wedding photographer latoya dixon photography
best greenville sc wedding photographer latoya dixon photography

The Proposal

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Time to Celebrate!

The surprise proposal was a success! Alexis said "YES" and with family and friend surrounding them, Embre & Alexis began the next phase of their lives. For as long as I've known Embre, he's been a hard worker, a loyal friend, and very kind-hearted. I can only imagine how happy he has and will continue to make Alexis happy as her future husband. Please join me in congratulating the two of them!

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Engagement Gift Basket created by Alexis' sister & best friend

Engagement Gift Basket created by Alexis' sister & best friend

Read more about this basket here: The Perfect Engagement Gift Basket

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Mary Margaret & Sam's Fly Fishing Engagement Shoot | Columbia Wedding Photographer

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Mary Margaret & Sam's Fly Fishing Engagement Shoot | Columbia Wedding Photographer

Mary Margaret & Sam are a couple that appreciates the fine outdoors, particularly when it involves hanging out on the river. Sam, an avid fly fisherman, and Mary Margaret met through mutual family friends. They both grew up in Columbia, SC (also my hometown) and attended the same high school, but were a few years apart.

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How He Asked

"Sam and I had decided that we were ready to move in together. We looked for a few months and couldn't find the perfect house. One Sunday, we were going to visit Sam's grandparents and drove past a great house that was for rent! We met with the owner and told him we were interested. We got approved planned to sign the lease. After signing the lease, Sam said, "Lets go by the house." So we drove over to the new house and had no keys, but started measuring the porch. Sam said he had a gift for me and pulled out a little box from his pocket. Sam is a fly fisherman and he had tied 12 different flies for our new house. He opened one of the boxes and got on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him!! It took me by surprise and of course I said YES!!!"

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Engagement Shoot

Mary Margaret & Sam, in the spirit of their love for each other and fly fishing, opted for a fly fishing themed engagement shoot. This past summer, we headed to the Saluda River, for a peaceful evening on the water.  Sam and Mary Margaret versed me on some fly fishing techniques as well as the different types of species that were present in the area to catch.  I am excited to capture their wedding this coming February. Enjoy these images from their shoot:

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Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
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Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
Best Greenville Wedding Photographer Latoya Dixon Photography
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Save the Date Video

I tried something new with this engagement session & did a short video to highlight Mary Margaret & Sam's engagement shoot. To my surprise, it was a HIT! The video below has reached nearly 6,000 views. If you like these images and video, be sure to comment to first wish Sam & Mary Margaret well on their engagement and also let me know how you like the video. Your support may mean a new offering for LDP engaged couples!

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