Whether you’re getting ready to shop today or already thinking about Thanksgiving leftovers, take a seat and relish in this The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge wedding. This one is just beyond. Full of natural organic details planned by Clearly Classy Events, you will soon be lost among the gorgeous floral design from Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio and the array of sweet treats by Primize Catering along with one perfect naked cake from The Cake Plate. That wedding gown from Pronovias, Jimmy Choo wedding shoes, the prettiest bridesmaid dresses from Joanna August and beauty by Lucie Marie are all going to leave you swooning. Take in all the beauty captured by Jenny DeMarco Photography and at don’t miss the sweetest proposal story from the bride at the end.
From Jenny DeMarco Photography, I absolutely loved this simple yet chic wedding. The bride wore her hair down and flowing, which gave her such a relaxed, natural-beauty look that went flawlessly with her beautifully detailed lace dress. The wedding reception began with dinner under festoon lights and ended with a night of dancing under the stars.
From the bride, Our “love story” began in Houston, TX in the spring of 2008. I was finishing my final year at Texas Christian University and Chad was working in Houston, while getting his master’s from Texas A&M. Unlike a lot of romantic beginnings, we met at a bar! Two weeks and one date later, our story began. We spent the first three years of our relationship 1,626 miles apart while I worked in NYC and Chad in Houston. In November 2011, Chad made the cross-country move to be with me and our dog Izzy in New York. We have spent the last two years exploring the city we love and enjoying life together in the “Big Apple.”
While on a family vacation in Maui, we planned a side trip alone and started our journey on the “Road to Hana.” We knew the next 48 hours would consist of a lot of hiking, exploring, and driving along the scenic route. Our first hike of the 2-day trip took us to four waterfalls. After 45 minutes of hiking through a bamboo forest we came to the second secluded waterfall, which emptied into a large swimming pool. We had not seen anyone else all morning and knew this was a great opportunity to relax and enjoy our very own private waterfall.
Chad came up with the idea to swim across this pool and climb the waterfall. We had already set up our camera/tripod and Chad carried a waterproof bag with the camera remote (and hidden ring) inside. Once we had climbed high enough to sit and enjoy the falls, Chad began to take some pictures. I turned back towards the falls for a brief minute and when I turned back around… he proposed. The moment was very surreal and one that we will cherish for the rest of our lives together. I could not imagine a more breathtaking place to say “YES!”