She’s Engaged!!

by jessicaturner on February 15, 2009

My sister is engaged!! We simply adore her fiance Dan and couldn’t be happier.

As I think I mentioned, my family is visiting us this weekend to celebrate Christmas – I know, I know, it is Valentines. It is the first weekend that worked out for us to get together. Well Dan decided Thursday night that he wanted to propose this weekend so that Matthew and I could be a part of it. How sweet is that!? My parents knew that he was going to propose, but they didn’t tell Matthew and me – mostly because Dan knew I would have a “glow” until he did it. lol.

Anyway, we were all done opening Christmas/Valentines gifts when he said, I have one more gift for you to my sister. Close your eyes. She was totally not expecting it, but when I saw him reach into his backpack, I was like, oh my gosh, he is going to propose and I am at a horrible angle to take pictures. :) Here are a few good ones that I did capture.

The wedding will be in September 2010. We need to start saving, as I am the matron of honor, Matthew is a groomsmen and Elias will be the cutest ring bearer ever!!

My sister is already planning the wedding and asking my advice. I totally think I could have been a wedding planner, so I am happy to help. We are going to have so much fun.

I am over the moon happy for the two of them and so glad that Dan will forever be a part of our family. We couldn’t have asked for a better man for my baby sister.
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Rachel February 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm

That is so exciting! Congrats to you sister and your soon to be brother in law :) Your pictures are beautiful. They’ll be glad to have those for years to come!


Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul February 15, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Awww, how sweet a Valentine’s!!! Congrats to the family!

Pamela in TX


Rachel E. February 15, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Congratulations to your sister and Dan! How exciting. :-)


Shell February 15, 2009 at 7:07 pm

So fun! Congrats to them! And how fun that you could be there! My husband arranged it so that we had photos taken while he proposed to me, and I am so happy he thought of it. Good job!


Lauren Kelly February 15, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Awwwwww, Congrats :o) How exciting!!!!!


gitz February 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm

First, OH MY GOSH how completely exciting.

Second… those are shots you could have convinced me a professional took. They were wearing the perfect color sweaters, great focus, light and cropping.

Third, how glad are you that you had the cool lens rented?!?

Fourth: E. in a tux. mmm-hmmm.


Cynthia B. February 15, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Congrats to your sister and her fiance! So exciting that you’ll be helping to plan a wedding now too – I think your photos turned out great. (and hello – Elias will be SO cute all dressed up at the wedding!)


Jacky February 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Congrats to your sis! That’s so exciting! =) Great pictures, too. I’m sure Elias wil be Adorable (w/ the capital A!)! =D


Sandra February 15, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Congrats! And you had your rented lens there for the occasion! Such a God-thing!



Rebecca Louise. February 15, 2009 at 8:29 pm

I am so excited for her and you! Elias will make the sweetest ring bearer! xxx.


ev102007 February 15, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Oh my goodness- how exciting!Congrats to the bride to be! I know what you mean about feeling like you could be a wedding planner- I feel the same way after I had my own wedding! Yay!


Angela W February 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm

That is just amazing! Congrats to them! Have fun planning! Great pics!


Kim February 16, 2009 at 4:53 am

those pictures are incredible!


gitz February 16, 2009 at 6:45 am

off topic: but the photo of their hands makes me feel like I should do sit ups. Or never have anyone photograph me like that since I wouldn’t look as good :)


As You Wish February 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Congratulations to your sister. I’m sure you will have a blast helping her plan all the details. What fun!


Kelli February 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

oooh yeah that’s so exciting :) I LOVE IT! Hey if she needs a wedding photographer, Adam is available in ’10 :), and he totally travels :) alhtough you may have someone closer to home that would be better :) Congrats to her, I love weddings 😉


AuBien February 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Congratulations to all of you, Jessica!


Ange February 17, 2009 at 8:47 am

How exciting!! Congrats to your sister and her hubby-to-be. What great photos! Your sister looks so happy. How lovely that you will all be involved in the wedding party. Im sure you will treasure that in years to come. Have fun planning!


Knoxville Senior Portraits February 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm

oh my gosh what a fun time!
you were able to be there and those images rock. she will love having those… happy wedding planning 😉



LucieP February 17, 2009 at 3:21 pm

the pictures look awesome!


Jennifer February 18, 2009 at 4:13 am

I saw these pictures first on Facebook and thought they were stunning! I was wondering if they hired a professional photographer and if they did, why didn’t she catch on?? Great photos!


Sandy Jenney February 25, 2009 at 7:33 pm

How cute is that? That was really neat that you got to be a part of it. I would have liked to have seen a close up of that ring though….looks really pretty.


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