Jade & Christopher's Magnificent Surprise Proposal in Brooklyn, NY

Updated: Sep 19, 2019


Locations:

Dumbo Brooklyn, New York

The Looking Glass

The Guy:

Christopher Taylor

Sales Representative

Lucky Lady:

Jade Guy

High School Placement Coordinator

Proposal Date: 5/19/18

Christopher holding the engagement ring in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.

Tell us about how you met:

CT - I'll never forget the day I met Jade. Our good friends were getting married and we actually met each other at their wedding. Ever since that day, we've just been enjoying life together. Traveling, getting on each others nerves, having fun every single day. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her.

Tell us about the events leading up to the proposal and who helped you plan it:

CT - Actually, I was confident and unbothered leading up to the event (though Shane would say differently, haha). I only got worried once the weather turn for the worst. My plans were all contingent upon great weather. We wanted an outdoor, intimate yet random proposal. Luckily, Shane was able to work his magic and find a really good backup location that fit us even from several states away. He was super helpful and went above and beyond to help build a contingency plan. Honestly, I had seen the location and knew it would be better than the original location. Shane was flexible, helpful, and resourceful. He even provided a checklist of items to ensure was done prior to the proposal that turned out to be really helpful.

Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.

Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher putting the engagement ring on Jade at the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher after the proposal at the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
The engagement ring after the proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York
After the Proposal in Brooklyn, New York.
After the Proposal in Brooklyn, New York.
After the Proposal in Brooklyn, New York.

How did you celebrate?

CT - Well, Jade was really big on it being JUST US so the whole weekend was setup to be like a "staycation". Little did she know, I got her best friends (soon-to-be bridesmaids) and family to plan a surprise party at her favorite bar--The Looking Glass. We had decorations and tons of love there waiting for us. Friends and family came from all over. We had a really great time that night.

Jade and Christopher entering The Looking Glass for the surprise party after the engagement in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher entering The Looking Glass for the surprise party after the engagement in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher entering The Looking Glass for the surprise party after the engagement in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher with their friend whose wedding they met at.
Jade and her friends at the celebration surprise party at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher with friends at the proposal celebration party at the Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher and friends celebrating the proposal at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher and Jade's best friends at the surprise party after the Proposal at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and her friends after the proposal at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade showing off her engagement ring with a friend at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher celebrating with friends at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York
Jade and Christopher are overjoyed during the surprise party after the proposal at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher having fun at the surprise party after the proposal at The Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher and Jade celebrate with friends after the proposal at the Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
Jade celebrating with friends and family after the proposal at the Looking Glass in Brooklyn, New York.

Photographer's Note:

We had a great time shooting in New York! It was my first time back in the city in a number of years. It was a little gloomy and rainy literally the entire time we were there, but that didn't stop us from getting some awesome shots! The "YES!" wall is actually in an underpass which provided some decent cover. Once there was a break in the rain, we walked around the corner to get one Brooklyn's most iconic shots of the Brooklyn Bridge. While we took a little time to rest and pop in a Starbucks, I tried to use what little daylight I could squeeze out of the overcast day to get some detail shots. I had popped in a Bed, Bath, and Beyond and a World Market earlier that day to try and find some small props and it seemed to work out pretty well. To end the shoot, we went to CT's original location to see what we could salvage of his original vision. I really liked it even with the fog. It added a different feel and the dull weather of the background really helped them pop out in the scene.

Christopher proposing to Jade by the Yes Wall in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher and Jade sharing a kiss after the proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.
Jade and Christopher in a reflection after the proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.

Jade and Christopher after the proposal in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.

Conclusion:

CT, Jade; It was a pleasure to capture your special day! Keep laughing, keep exploring the world together, and most importantly, keep loving each other. You guys have something really special. Congrats again and thanks for saying "YES" to RS!

Jade and Christopher share a kiss under the umbrella after the proposal during a rainy day in Dumbo Brooklyn, New York.

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