The castle was radiating in the cool night air, with projections of color as it enchanted the crowd in front of it. It was the beginning of the sparkling firework show, with hundreds of onlookers smiling and taking in the beauty of the diamond-studded night sky. Jenny looked on, caught up in the magic in true Disney fashion, thinking that this moment couldn’t be any more dazzling.
She had never been more wrong.
She felt a hand touch her arm and gently turn her around as she gasped in surprise and confusion. What was he doing here? She had been visiting Disneyland with her girl friends, and Cooper was supposedly at home in Arizona. She was shocked to see his face, let alone what he did next. As he bended down one one knee and presented her with the most beautiful ring she had ever seen, an explosion of glittering fireworks bursted from the castle above their heads. It was magical. Enchanting. Straight out of a fairytale, with the greatest happy ending. She wrapped her arms around his neck, reeling with more emotion she could contain. For this perfect moment, for finding her best friend and soulmate, and for a love story like Carl and Ellie’s.
Fast forward to October, and we found ourselves at the Windmill Winery, where these two will be saying their I Do’s next year. Being Disney lovers like myself, they decided to draw inspiration from Disney Pixar’s UP, a tale of commitment to love and marriage that stands the test of time. It was perfectly fitting for their engagements, and just as alluring as their proposal. We adventured around the grounds, chasing light and laughing as the wind kept blowing the balloons in Cooper’s face. From Jenny’s delicate flower crown to Cooper’s Carl-style printed vest, I couldn’t contain my excitement as I jumped up and down like a little kid about to ride the Teacups. I loved every minute of shooting the beginning of their happily ever after, and I couldn’t be more elated for these two! Cooper and Jenny, congratulations and I’m so blessed to have your friendship. And as Ellie would say, “Thanks for the adventure!”
I can’t wait for our next one.