Spring is right around the corner. We can smell it (even under the 3 feet of snow here in the Midwest)! Myra and Kevin's botanical garden engagement shoot is just the ticket to get us in the spring state of mind. The gorgeous couple met online, got engaged last summer ... and now we are elated to share their fantastic engagement session captured by photographer, Carli Hannah. She perfectly captured the love between this fun-loving couple, and it's guaranteed to bring you joy.
The Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis provided the backdrop for this sweet couple's session. The many lush gardens, ornate fountain, and indoor conservatory on the grounds is simply breathtaking. From Myra and Kevin's classic formal to fun football-themed photos, this is one botanical garden engagement shoot you have got to see. Their story and save the date magnet from MagnetStreet is also just as sweet!
Myra & Kevin's save the date from MagnetStreet
"I found out about MagnetStreet from an engagement group I'm a part of on Facebook. There were several sites I checked out, but when I saw MagnetStreet’s site ... I knew I was going to get my magnets from them."
How they met
"I was scrolling on Facebook one day when I saw Kevin’s Facebook profile under my 'people you may know.' And he immediately caught my eye. I was too afraid to actually friend him or speak, so I clicked the “poke” button feature on Facebook to get his attention. It worked because he poked me back and then sent me a friend request and send me a message. I was the happiest person ever. We immediately hit it off and I couldn't have been happier. (Thanks Mark Zuckerberg!)"
Favorite photos of the day
"I loved all the photos by the water fountain. Such a beautiful backdrop!"
The proposal (with that stunning ring!)
"It all started at his parents house, I came to town to spend the holiday with and according to him it was just supposed to be a 4th of July cookout with family. When I got to their house, it was more family than I thought would be there, but everything seemed pretty normal until his mother called me upstairs to look at photo albums. She kept showing me the same photos over and over and over ... little did I know she was just trying to stall. The next thing I know, his sister comes running upstairs to get us because she wanted to show us something. But when I got downstairs, the room that was crowded with people was now completely empty. I was so confused but followed his mother and sister outside. The first thing I saw was bubbles blowing and the song I told him I wanted to walk down the aisle to if I ever got married, 'This is Why I Love You' written by Major playing. I looked up and saw all of our family standing there and Kevin, the love of my life, on his knee under an arch that was beautifully decorated. I immediately began to cry as I walked to up and tried to contain myself as I stood and listened to his sweet words. I SAID YESSSS to spending the rest of my life with my best friend!"
Why the botanical garden engagement shoot?
"We chose that place because it's absolutely beautiful. The highlights were just dressing up and having fun posing with Kevin. It was his first photo shoot so he was very nervous ... but he did amazing!"
The wedding details
"Our theme is #HappilyEverAdams (After)/enchantment/fairytale. Everything is fairytale ... from the cakes to our white horse and carriage for our send off. Our colors are blush pink, rose gold, champagne, ivory, with a little sage for the greenery."