Oh sweet, sweet love. We all want it. We all dream of it. We all look for it. Then you find it and after a little time it's like "whoa! I want to marry this person!" I recently had the pleasure of working with Peri as she was the maid of honor for one of our personal friends. So when I received a call from Brandon and he told me about his plans to propose to Peri, I was ecstatic. Who doesn’t love a good surprise especially when it involves people you know?
They met in 2013 while attending the University of Central Florida (Charge On!) and instantly became friends. As life tends to get in the way of love, law school required Brandon to move to Philadelphia but they remained in constant contact. In 2016, Brandon attended UCF’s alumni weekend celebrations and that is where he and Peri confessed their hearts to each other. Shortly after Peri graduated from UCF, she relocated to Philly to be with Brandon.
That brings us to the present. When Brandon felt it was time to ask Peri to spend the rest of their livers together he decided that it needed to happen somewhere special. Orlando is where they met and that is where he had to ask. Annual Disney trips have always been part of Brandon’s family so he decided that was the perfect place to begin their new life together. He told Peri he wanted to participate in the Disney Star Wars Half Marathon. After training for months the excuse of going to Orlando and staying at Disney was sold. Both of their parents came along to make it a family vacation because they knew what Brandon was up to.
Planning did not take long as Brandon already knew exactly where he wanted to ask Peri. A few phone calls, emails and text messages pieced together a game plan that was executed perfectly. On the proposal day I hid behind a tree and waited. As they walked to “dinner with family” at Disney Springs, Brandon told Peri, “Hey, I’ve got a question for you…” and got down on one knee. Peri instantly cried and threw her arms around Brandon in joy. It took her about a minute to speak but she finally said yes. We spent just a few minutes to capture some photos of them together before they headed off to celebrate with their family.Brandon didn’t let all that training go to waste either, he still participated in the half marathon the following day. Congratulations Brandon + Peri! We can’t wait to capture your wedding next year in Ft. Lauderdale!