If you read Pam and Rob’s engagement blog from a few months ago, you might remember that I promised to share Pam’s version of the proposal with you… because, let’s just say it all went down a little different in her mind, haha! If you need a refresher, here is Rob’s version with a few extra details (you can read more over at their engagement session here):
The Proposal Story
The Proposal From Rob’s P.O.V.
Pam and Rob were taking a trip to Maui back in May 2016 and little did Pam know, Rob had intended on proposing during this trip. Culturally speaking, his mom had advised him that the luckiest day to propose was either going to be on the first or last day of the trip. He knew there was no chance he was going to last until the end of the trip, so he was dead set on proposing the evening they arrived. So the day finally comes, they arrived in Maui and were putzing around for a bit before Rob asked Pam what she would like to do. It was nearing sunset and Pam suggested they walk the beach, Rob thought “perfect!” and they set off (all the while keeping his eyes peeled for the perfect spot to pop the question).
Rob saw a secluded area of the beach down the way by a large rock and started to make a beeline for it. His heart pounding 100 miles an hour as they got closer and closer. Once they reached it, Rob whipped around, pulled out the ring, got down on one knee, and stammered a proposal. And Pam’s heartfelt response was… “You’re doing this now?!” Haha! Now that you’re caught up, continue reading on for Pam’s side of the story…
The Proposal From Pam’s P.O.V.
They had arrived in Maui and were putzing around until Pam suggested walking the beach. So they set out on their romantic stroll down the beach… which Pam very quickly realized was not much of a stroll and more of a brisk walk. Feeling slightly out of shape, Pam started to get a little tired and began to notice Rob’s breathing speed up too, but he pressed on and so she tried to keep up. As they continued their sprint down the beach, she started to grow a little more concerned with his odd behavior. They finally made it to the rock when Rob suddenly whipped around to face her, standing closer to her now and that’s when she noticed his heart rate was through the roof.
Her “physician’s mind” kicked into overdrive as she immediately started assessing the scene. If Rob were to pass out, was there anyone around that could help her get him up? What would he need, how far would they need to go, what were her best options? Meanwhile Rob is stammering through his profession of love to her and finishes with “Will you marry me?” to which she was in total shock as she was busy worrying that he was going to be on the ground any second and thus responded “You’re doing this now?!” After realizing that his odd behavior and abnormally elevated heart rate were entirely due to nerves and excitement and not for other medical reasons, she finally (and of course) responded with a “Yes!” Haha, I mean, how is that for a proposal story?! I died when they told me this story!
The Wedding Day
Pam and Rob’s wedding day was absolutely perfect and I couldn’t have imagined a more beautifully suited backdrop for it than Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry. The resort offers so much variation in such a close space. They have the bridge, pond/lake, gazebo, cityscape, greenery. It’s truly amazing for photography! I loved the pops of red and lavender flowers and decor they added throughout their day. Not to mention her long veil was stunning!
Rob’s vows to Pam had me and everyone else in tears during their ceremony, they were so thoughtful and heartfelt. Pam had everyone chuckling during the reception while she shared her version of their wonderfully memorable proposal and their family and friends had everyone in stitches with their hilarious and incredibly sweet toasts & speeches. The day was filled with so much love and joy. I’m very honored to have been able to capture it. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know these two. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for them! I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images from their wedding with you; enjoy!!
Venue // Pacific Palms Resort
Coordinator/Officiant/DJ // MPS Events aka Machs Party Studio
Florist // Creative Floral Designs
Videography // Bradley Toms Visuals
Hair/Makeup // Jackie Su Makeup & Hair Artistry
Cake // Fantasy Frostings
Dress // Stella York, Love Boat Bridal
Bridesmaids Dress // JJS HOUSE
Suits // Friar Tux Shop
Ceremony Music // Ondine Chamber Ensemble
Second Photographer // Derrick Yazzie
Third Photographer/Assistant // Bee Ruiz