Real Engagements

Hunting Hill Mansion Proposal: Leroy and Raina

Photos and story by J&J Studios, LLC I was so glad we got to capture this romantic Hunting Hill Mansion Proposal for Leroy and Raina. The set up was so sweet and the suspense was killing me the entire time we waited for their arrival. Hunting Hill Mansion has roots back into the 1700s where it was originally a Georgian farmhouse that is still used as the reception area of the venue. In the early 1900s, the property was acquired by the Jeffords family. The mansion was given as a present by Sam Riddle, a millionaire, socialite businessman at the time, to Sarah Dobson Fiske, Sam’s niece, and Walter Jeffords, her fiance, a prominent Philadelphia investment banker. I find it particularly appropriate that the venue is often used by Parque for weddings and engagements as the mansion itself was an …

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City Skyline Proposal: Engagement Inspiration

Story and photos by Oak + Pine Photography Have you ever dreamed of a romantic elegant proposal on a rooftop? This gentleman proposed to his fiancé downtown Atlanta with the perfect view of the city. Ventannas is a hidden venue downtown Atlanta, GA with an exquisite helicopter pad. This venue offers a 360-degree view overlooking the city. This is what proposals are made of.

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Marriage Proposal: Do it your way!

By: Wedding Stories by Tania This is the story of two small-town laid-back guys who met online. They went out on a first date in a big city with a lot of skepticism about ever finding love.  Something magical happened on that first date – tingling feelings of love fluttering for them.  And with each next date, they fell in love till one day, they decided that marriage would be their happily ever after. Planning a marriage proposal can be overwhelming and exhilarating at the same time.  And the best way to do it is your way.  Chris did just that!  He hatched a wonderful plan to surprise his beloved Christopher with his marriage proposal.  That is about when I got the call and we got down to work quickly.  It took us a couple of months of chatting on …

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Philadelphia Museum of Art and Waterworks Engagement: Darina & Elias

Story and photos by J&J Studios, LLC Darina answers a few questions about her fiancee: 1. How did you and your fiance meet? We met on a birthday trip to Las Vegas for a mutual friend about 5 years ago. I didn’t know he was interested in me at all until about 2 years later when we began our relationship. 2. What do you love most about your partner? He is always listening even when you think he isn’t. He’s definitely one of those people that will buy the gift that you talked about 5 months prior. He’s also extremely resilient in any situation. I truly admire that about him. 3. How did he propose? He proposed at a restaurant in DC while we were celebrating my birthday with friends. At the end of the dinner, my best friend gave …

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Longwood Gardens Engagement: Brittney & Dwayne

Photos and story by J&J Studios, LLC Brittney and Dwayne’s story: 1. How did you and your fiance meet? My cousin was visiting her boyfriend in Philadelphia. She and Dwayne had some mutual friends and met up at a bar and she told Dwayne about me, vetted him out, and gave me his phone number. I text Dwayne the next day and we talked for a few weeks and then I flew to Philadelphia to meet him in person and we clicked immediately and started a long-distance relationship. I relocated from Boston to Philadelphia in 2018 and… 2. What do you love most about your partner? As my family would say, “he is my right hand.” I love how supportive and nurturing he is, very patient, will do anything to make me happy 3. How did he propose? We are …

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