YOU GUYS, when Grant told me that he wanted to proposal to long-time gf Gianna (like 8 years guys soooo long!!) at Big Sur with a picnic styled scene… I just about lost it!!
For those of you who know Gianna, you know that you literally could NOT dream up a better scenario for her lol!! Check out her instagram here @nutritiouslydelicious_ and you’ll start to understand lol!! She is ALL about food, cute things, the beach, and all things happiness/joy/marrying her best friend!!
I knew immediately that all of her cute little vendor friends would jump on the chance to be apart of making this the most special moment for her!! I started out with getting @easyylivin on board to bring her magical charcuterie (+ also just to come and make the experience more fun lol)!! Once she was on board we got @charmingtreasureseventrental for the pretty boho pallet/rug/trinkets set up, @floraflowercart for the florals, @brushingbalti for the calligraphy, @speakwines for the yummy wine, and @theturquoisegem for the macrame :))))
So you might be asking yourself…
“how did you guys keep this a secret”??
Honestly ever since I started photography I’ve borderline “forced” (lol) Grant and Gianna to jump in front of my camera and let me practice my settings or new techniques on them lol! We’ve done a shoot in grass fields, traveled to Monterey for a shoot, and they even modeled in one of my workshops!! (i’ll share a few of these photos at the end!!) :)))
SO Gianna literally didn’t think anything of it when I told her that I needed her to “model” for another “styled shoot” ;))) And it was sooooo funny on the morning of the shoot when she was getting her hair done by @bnstylin and makeup done by @desiraemichellemakeup (both absolute BABES).. they were both texting me saying how funny it was that she still had NO idea lol!!
Fast forward to us trying to find a spot to park in Big Sur (spoiler: we didn’t find one… Big Sur is a lot harder to take photos in than you would think!!)… and poor Gianna thought that the photoshoot was still for “me” and my “styled shoot” and she was worried that we wouldn’t get enough photos for me before the sun went down (bless her soul hahah)!!
But thankfully we finally found a spot, threw the little scene together, put on Gianna’s favorite music (Kelsea Ballerini — “Boy” to be exact lol!!), and Grant got down on one knee and asked the love of his life to be his FOREVAAAA & evaaaa!! :)))
We laughed, we cried, and Gianna had another surprise of allll of her family waiting back at their coast house to celebrate the good news!! :))
Grant + Gianna —
I could not be MORE happy/excited for you two to become a Mr. and Mrs!! Thank you for being such a great example to me of what a beautiful & healthy relationship looks like. You two are ANGELS and I love you!! Xoxox
Location: Big Sur
And AS PROMISED…. a few photos from when I used to force Grant + Gianna to let me practice my camera on them lol!! Thank you guys for always being down ;)))) <3333
**Click Here to View Another Gallery w/ Grant + Gianna by Toni G Photo**
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