A Surprise Proposal Story +  Everly: A Wedding Planning Service

This week I photographed a Proposal! It was Monday afternoon and I was the only photographer at Kerry Park. That was unique by itself, but not the best part. I pretended to shoot photos of the skyline as I saw Dakota and Megan walk out towards the view. He got down on one knee, she started to cry, then nodded “yes” through her tears of joy. Just like that, Megan agreed to spend the rest of her life with Dakota and made him the happiest guy in the city of Seattle. After they had a chance to share a kiss or two Dakota told Megan I was there to capture the surprise proposal and we took a few more photos of the soon to be Mr. and Mrs.

Everly: Personalized Planning for a Fraction of the Price

Next up these two are going to have a lot of work ahead of them as they plan their wedding. Earlier in the week, I spoke to Juliet Horton from Everly who told me about her wedding planning company. They help couples just like Megan and Dakota. Here’s what she said:

Everly just launched and is taking a totally new approach to wedding planning. Until now, couples could plan their wedding on their own using the free tools on planning sites  or hire a full service wedding planner . These sites are targeted towards the ‘average’ couples and assume everyone wants the same thing. Full service planners, while great at what they do, are out of many couple’s budgets. Everly offers the first in between option with a flat rate of $750 for personalized planning support throughout a couple’s engagement. Their online profile allows each couples to share their budget, style and priorities and receive customized planning tools prioritizing what is important to them. Everly provides a custom line-item budget, simplified to-do list, and targeted vendor recommendations. These tools will save couples weeks or months of initial research. Couples have scheduled planning calls and can reach out an unlimited number of times through call/email/chat/text for any questions or advice. Plus, Everly confirms all the details before the big day to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. Wedding days should be stress free and planning should be too. “

I am excited to be working with Juliet and Everly. I love that they are there to help with the parts of wedding planning couples don’t know or understand but still allows them the freedom to be in charge of their overall planning and stay within budget. Maybe you are like Megan and Dakota and you’ve recently gotten engaged. Now is a great time to check out Everly.

Congrats again to Megan and Dakota. You can see all of their surprise proposal photos here.