Brandon + Shannon | Pear Tree Estate Proposal | Champaign, IL

When Brandon was ready to propose to Shannon, he always knew that he wanted to do something special.  Having been a key player in the building of Pear Tree Estate by completing the electrical work he knew Pear Tree would be a perfect place for not only their wedding but for a surprise engagement.  Brandon contacted his good friends Annie and Lauren, co-owners of L.A. Gourmet Catering and Pear Tree Estate to concoct a plan where their two-year old son Lane was requested to be a part of a styled shoot. Once Shannon and their son arrived, we got a few preliminary pics of Lane all dressed up in his khaki suit.  To Shannon's surprise, she sees Brandon come out and join them.  Brandon told Shannon he had gotten called out to do some work at Pear Tree but she was a little suspicious since he was all dressed up.  We suggested since they were all there and looking good that we'd take a couple family pictures also.  After a few pics in different poses, we suggest that Brandon get down on one knee so he could hold Lane on his lap for the next picture.  Soooo, he's already on one knee.... what do you think he did next?!  Yup, he pulled out the ring so he and Lane could ask Shannon if she would marry them.  And she said yes!

They celebrated with champagne and L.A. Gourmet's famous caramel brownies.  After that we went inside to commemorate their proposal in front of the awesome details for the real styled shoot that occurred the evening before.  Congratulations to the three of you!  We look forward to photographing your wedding at Pear Tree Estate next year.

Venue- Pear Tree Estate

Dessert- Pear Tree Estate/L.A. Gourmet

Flowers- Fleurish

Chalkboard- Letters from Lindsey

Photographer- Sweet Darling Weddings

ring bearer in khaki suit by pond
ring bearer in khaki suit by pond
surprise proposal at styled shoot
surprise proposal at styled shoot
surprise proposal at styled shoot
surprise proposal at styled shoot
flowers and champagne and world famous caramel brownies
flowers and champagne and world famous caramel brownies
chemistry of love background floral and fauna
chemistry of love background floral and fauna
she said yes engagement ring
she said yes engagement ring