Allie + Bryant's Proposal | Crystal Belcher Photography | Ghent, Norfolk, VA

Allie and Bryant's proposal gallery is here!! If you saw my post about a month ago, I was doing a Proposal Giveaway to one lucky guy. I have soooo wanted to be involved with a holiday proposal, or one in general, but knew it needed to be something special. When Bryant emailed me, I decided right then that he would be the winner. You see, Allie and Bryant were models in our Field Guide Rehearsal Dinner Shoot less than one year ago. I thought they were the cutest pair and couldn't wait to hear that they were engaged.

Here's a little excerpt from Bryant's email:

"Allie deserves this special day so much. Since day 1 of meeting her, my eyes got brighter and my smile got wider....She's the one and I couldn't be happier to think of a future with her included."

Bryant is a fireman with the City of Norfolk. When he said "They are letting me use a fire truck" I got so excited. The actual proposal took place at The Green Onion off Colley Avenue, a favorite spot of Bryant and Allie's. I'm so excited to show you their photos from Crystal Belcher Photography!

Bryant told me he likes to give Allie red roses and yellow roses...so I made a bouquet of a very perfect combination of both colors!

Bryant told me he likes to give Allie red roses and yellow roses...so I made a bouquet of a very perfect combination of both colors!

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fire helment engagement ring
fireman proposal
fireman proposal

We ran into a few challenges in the heat of the moment. Crystal and I went ahead of Bryant and the family to get set up in the perfect spot. Because I didn't want Allie to see me, Crystal went into the restaurant to make sure Allie was there...and she wasn't! I was so worried the truck would arrive before she did. Fortunately, she came round the corner minutes before Bryant pulled up.

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Allie's sister was our decoy. She was taking Allie to dinner and told her to go outside as soon as the truck pulled up. Bryant stepped off and asked her to be his wife.

...right behind this flag!

fireman proposal
fireman proposal

Crystal, thank you for running around that flagpole to capture this precious moment. Proposals are just like life, unpredictable. While I knew Allie would say 'yes' I didn't anticipate obstructions on a near-empty street. But it's totally okay because we had a reenactment! ;)

fireman proposal
fireman proposal

Congratulations, both of you! I'm certain you will be the most beautiful bride, Allie! You have a wonderful man who adores you and would do anything to see you smile.

fireman proposal

All photos by Crystal Belcher Photography. Diamond ring by Adele Diamond.