A Summer Proposal at the Chicago Botanic Garden

On one of the hottest days of summer, Erin, a floral designer, strolled into the Chicago Botanic Garden under the assumption that she’d be meeting with one of her Life in Bloom clients. Instead, she found Cameron standing in the English Walled Garden and he asked her to marry him.

The entire Life in Bloom was in on it and Erin was caught by complete surprise. Erin and Cam’s moms were hiding with me in the garden and it was such a happy moment to witness.

After many happy tears, we took a few portraits in Erin’s favorite gardens. Cameron came fully prepared with wardrobe changes for Erin which was so sweet and thoughtful.

From there, Erin and Cam jetted out to the lakefront and popped open a bottle of Don Perignon along the shores of Lake Michigan.

This of course, was only the beginning of the celebration Cam had planned for Erin, and I was so happy to have been able to capture it for them. Congratulations again to you both!

Erin & Cameron’s Proposal at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Glencoe, IL

Photo Locations: Chicago Botanic Garden, Fort Sheridan Beach

For other dreamy garden venues and photo locations in Chicago, visit my blog post here.


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