A Surprise Proposal - Ashley & Will

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Images by Jodi Anne Photography ©

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Being asked to plan anyone's wedding is an honor, but when that "anyone" is not only a wedding designer and true partner, but a friend, the honor is compounded and the feeling is unlike any other.

Ashley, a wedding designer with DBD Las Vegas, has worked side by side with me for years, while her fiancé, Will, is the owner of a local bakery.  Proposing to a type-A planner is tricky...How to do it without her catching on?!?  Easy, he thought.  Have her plan it herself!  Under the guise of designing a styled shoot for friend and collaborator Jodi Anne, Ashley set up the environment of her dreams.  And when the time was right, Will delivered the ultimate surprise when he asked, "You know this isn't a styled shoot, right?"  

Their engagement and proposal story was recently featured on the blog How He Asked and it is just the cutest thing ever!  You have to check it out here!

Next summer, Ashley Schnippel will wed Will Thompson in a beautiful, sun drenched wedding on the grounds of The Bacara Resort in California.  I will be there...Setting up her space, watching her slip into her gown, and fixing her train just moments before she walks down the aisle.  Thinking of it literally brings tears to my eyes...But I can't even go there!  For now, there is much to be done!  On her wedding, and on a few others we will share!

Thank you, Ashley and Will, for picking me....for trusting me...and for letting me take you from partner to friend to bride and back!

With so much love....always....

Destination Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Always a bridesmaid, soon to be bride! 
Dogs at wedding in garland collars. 
Rustic glam wedding style shoot
Glam rustic wedding bouquet and sequence bridesmaid dress.
It's go time!  How he asked proposal of Will and Ashley.
Surprise wedding proposal.  
She said yes.  Surprise proposal .
Shock and awe of a surprise proposal!
engagement ring.
Surprise Proposal of Ashley Schnippel and Will Thompson. 
Pop the bubbly!  
Family photo with dog at engagement and proposal session.
She said Yes on How He Asked.