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engaged couple hugging in a vineyard  and smiling

Planning a surprise proposal can be fun when your soon-to-be fiance works for a wedding photographer!

Glenn and Stephanie got engaged at Toca Winery in Madera, California on February 15, 2020. This was such a sweet moment for these two because Glenn was arranging a total surprise! Stephanie thought she was showing up to photograph an anniversary session for two of their friends. She even did photograph them a bit before they made their way over to this sweet table Glenn had put together to surprise Stephanie with.

surprise proposal table set up with flowers and picture frames
surprise proposal at toca winery in madera
couple standing nose to nose in an intimate embrace under a wooden archway

This proposal was extra special for Glenn and Stephanie!

This was the first time they had ever said the words, “I love you” to one another. Those words are so special, and choosing until the moment they knew they wanted to spend forever together is romantic, and beautiful!

man kneeling and proposing to his girlfriend
woman kissing her new fiance after he proposed
man kneeling and proposing to his girlfriend at toca winery in madera california
surprise proposal at toca winery in madera

This might look staged, but we promise it’s the real deal! This moment was something they have both been looking forward to for so long, and it was still met with surprise and anticipation and so much joy!

woman excitedly grabbing her fiance and hugging him after he proposes to her
newly engaged couple excitedly looking at her new engagement ring
couple kissing under a wooden archway in the early spring
couple excitedly standing together under a wooden archway as the man gets ready to surprise her with a marriage proposal

The joy of a surprise proposal is something we will never get tired of! The careful planning and consideration that Glenn put into this moment is so apparent in the radiant joy they shared.

couple embracing under a wooden archway at toca winery in madera
man putting an engagement ring on his new fiancees finger
newly engaged couple showing off the new engagement ring
black and white edit of an engaged couple kissing after their proposal
newly engaged couple posing in a red lace dress and denim jacket and white button up shirt and navy slacks
gold solitaire engagement ring with a diamond eternity band

Can we just take a moment to admire this stunning ring?! Glenn did an amazing job and Stephanie LOVED it!

woman standing behind a man and cuddling into his arm while they both smile and look at the camera
newly engaged couple kissing with the focus on the new gold solitaire engagement ring
engaged couple kissing in a vineyard at toca winery after a surprise proposal

Congratulations Glenn & Stephanie! We’re so thankful to have been a part of this celebration of your love, and we cannot wait to photograph your wedding day!

And a special thanks to our friends Aleson & Devin Photography for photographing these moments! You made editing a breeze and did such a fantastic job capturing just how in love these two crazy kids are.

woman covering her face in surprise as her boyfriend surprises her with a proposal under a wooden archway

Venue: Toca Winery
Photographers: Aleson & Devin Photography
Editing: Megan Helm Photography

See more proposal photos and engagement photos HERE!


Proposal at Toca Winery | Glenn + Stephanie

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