Malvern PA Backyard Proposal | Michael & Mari


Newly engaged couple hold their dog after proposal

I recently had the amazing opportunity to capture and be a part of planning a surprise summer proposal! Michael planned and organized an amazing proposal to his girlfriend, Mari! The proposal took place in his parent’s backyard surrounded by their closest family and friends! He even included their sweet pup, Maya, in the proposal, which made it extra special and unique! Mike and Mari’s Malvern PA Backyard Proposal went seamlessly!

Michael did such an amazing job coordinating this day with family friends. He included everyone in group chat for easy communication and keep everyone informed of their whereabouts on the day of the proposal!  The family pitched in with the set up before Michael arrived with Mari. They did a beautiful job spreading out the red rose petals down the brick path leading to a round landing spot near a gorgeous bush in full bloom. 

Malvern PA Backyard Proposal  

Since Michael included their dog Maya in the proposal, family members assisted the pup for her big debut by dressing her in an adorable bandana that read “My Humans are Getting Married!” Sweet Maya had one of the most important jobs, which was carrying the engagement ring down the path to Michael when he arrived with Mari. Maya did great and walked right over them on cue when they arrived.

Seeing the romantic setting covered in rose petals, Mari knew something was about to happen when she arrived! Michael pulled the ring from Maya’s bandana and dropped down to one knee. There, surrounded by loved ones, he asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. Mari was still in a slight state of  shock and was crying happy tears when she answered “YES!” 

The entire day was perfect! Michael’s parents’ backyard is gorgeous!  The weeping willow trees, blooming flowers, and winding brick path created the perfect setting for this romantic Malvern PA Backyard Proposal. Micahel + Mari are a sweet couple and I am so happy that I was able to witness and capture this special moment in their lives! Good job pulling off an epic surprise engagement Michael! Congratulations to you both!! 

You can view another recent PA Engagement session, featuring a gorgeous country setting, with wide open spaces and sunshine, here.

Jocelyn Cruz Photography is a New Jersey + PA wedding + Engagement photographer based in South New Jersey. Contact Jocelyn Cruz Photography today to learn more about our photography offerings.







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