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Images: Sweet Root Village

This surprise proposal plus mini engagement session from Sweet Root Village has it all. A gorgeous couple, a dreamy setting, floating candles, a groom to be in waiting, and a super surprised bride to be. Rachele is actually a part of the Sweet Root team and they were more than ecstatic to help Josh surprise propose to her. The ladies from Sweet Root share:

When we met Rachele a little over a year ago, we were immediately smitten. She joined the Sweet Root team soon after and brings joy and laughter to every day with her infectious personality. We didn’t think she could possibly get any happier, until Josh slid in to the picture. We are so grateful for his oh so wise decision to reach out and involve us in his big plans to propose!

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We were initially a little surprised that he wanted to ask her on our studio patio given that she works there nearly every day! But it ended up being SO perfect because we were able to transform our dreary wintery patio into a lush spring garden filled with twinkling candlelight. On her day off, we snuck in to plant herbs, ferns, and flowering plants and pulled out dozens of pillars and hanging candles. We filled vases with fresh green and white blooms to coordinate and added some blankets and pillows for a more relaxed setting. We added a little personality by creating a moss lettered backdrop to their celebratory champagne toast.

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What makes the story even more interesting is that Rachele wasn’t feeling well and tried to back out of our “triple date dinner.” It took a bit of convincing but we got her to agree to come meet us at the studio with a little dayquil and promises of cutting the evening short. Josh standing on the patio waiting for her was absolutely the last thing she expected to find. She did quite good though because she showed up in some really killer heels! “

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And from Rachele:

“I was sincerely shocked the day that Joshua proposed to me. I had spent the entire weekend asking him to pick up medicine and tissues for the cold I was battling. I spent that entire Monday (my day off) laying on the couch sniffling and sneezing. We had made plans to go out for a triple date that night but I simply wasn’t feeling motivated to get ready and be out with friends.

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Rachel and Lauren kept texting me throughout the day and convinced me into going out for a short evening. (They also impressed upon me that we would all be wearing heels). As I was leaving the house I received a message from Joshua telling me that he was going to be late to our dinner because of a metro delay and extra work he had received at the end of the day. Frustrated and miserable, I drove straight to the studio expecting to wait on him and apologize to everyone about making us late for dinner, but I was the one in for a real surprise.

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I pulled up to the studio to find that our patio had been transformed from its dismal wintery state to a lush candle lit dream, with my dream man standing right in the middle of it all. I knew right in the moment what was about to happen, my heart dropped and I went into shock asking him a million times from the safety of my car “what are you doing??”

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Once I made it on to the patio, I stood in the middle of all that warm candle light in perfectly at peace with the man I have always hoped and prayed for. Joshua asked and I said yes. I am beyond excited to be Mrs.Clark and share this life with my best friend! Rachel and Lauren are the bomb-diggity for capturing the whole moment for us to enjoy for the rest of forever. They brought so much life and personality to this moment and they even took us out for a mini engagement shoot right after our celebratory champagne. The rest feels like a blur! A very happy, loving and tender blur.

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