31 May By Emily B. Proposal + Surprise Wedding Featured on Martha Stewart and CBS Boston News!

You’ve heard this story before, but it was recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and if Martha loves it, it’s definitely worth telling again. So, you remember Dwight? And how he stopped by the studio last summer to chat with Kristin and Katherine about proposing to his girlfriend, Sandy? It was on that day that one of our greatest wedding planning adventures began…

We concocted a plan to station her closest friends and family at specific locations along the hiking trail at the Flume Gorge on a Friday in September. The kicker was that Sandy had always wanted a “short” engagement, so we suggested that he propose in the morning and get married in the evening. Surprising her not just with a diamond ring, but a wedding as well. Dwight then spent the next couple months purchasing white dresses in two sizes each, so she would have several to choose from on the big day. We documented every meeting and saved every receipt, later creating a scrapbook so that Sandy could be a part of the planning process in the end.

On Friday the 13th of September, the girls of By Emily B. and  Lindsay Ocker met 46 of Sandy’s dearest friends and family at the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, , and we started up the trail. Everyone got in position along the way, while we stayed just ahead of Dwight and Sandy, watching her surprise at each location, and in turn letting each group know they were just around the bend. Near the end of the two mile Flume Gorge loop, under the gaze of Mount Liberty, Dwight stopped. He let everyone gather around them and got down on one knee. He then proceeded to say some of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard one individual say to another. The really good news? She said “yes!” And four hours later, we celebrated their marriage with a romantic garden-themed reception in a cozy little greenhouse near Plymouth, New Hampshire. It was some of the most fun we have ever had.


Vendor Credits: 
Event Design + Coordination: By Emily B. Event Design | Photography: Lindsay Ocker Photography | | Floral Design: By Emily B. Event Design | Cake: Pleasant Street Sweets  | Venue: The Common Man Greenhouse | Rentals: Lakes Region Tent & Event | Entertainment: Terry and Suzi of Second Wind

And to top it all off, this fabulous couple was featured on Boston’s CBS news…