Francis + Catherine | Surprise Proposal | East Ivy Mansion | Nashville Wedding Photographer

There’s not much better than a sweet and thoughtful proposal… especially when it’s a complete and total SURPRISE! A company called The Yes Girls reached out to me a while back to shoot this proposal, and I’m so glad they did! Francis worked with The Yes Girls to plan the perfect way to pop the question, and then he flew all the way from California to Nashville to pull it off without Catherine knowing a thing. Ahhh, I just love surprises!

In order to get her to dress up and come to East Ivy Mansion, Catherine’s dad told her they were going to his friend’s retirement party. She got out of the car, opened the doors, and realized she DEFINITELY wasn’t going to retirement party after all. When she walked in, the courtyard was decked out with flowers, photos of the couple, a live musician, and even a custom-made wooden swing. How cute is that?! The Yes Girls wrote such a great post about the whole day– you should definitely check it out! I couldn’t believe all the lovely little details about the day.

After Catherine said yes, the surprises weren’t over! Her family was there, too, and they all celebrated together. While I was hiding out to snap some really sweet photos, the videographer documented every second of Catherine’s reaction. Watch the proposal video here— it’ll warm your heart!

East Ivy Mansion was absolutely beautiful, and it was an ideal setting for a proposal. I got some great shots in the perfect sunlight outside, and we even took some romantic photos of the newly engaged lovebirds inside the mansion once the sun went down.

Congratulations, Francis and Catherine! Here’s to so much happiness in the next chapter of your lives! 

Oh, and I have to say, I LOVED working with all the other vendors on this day. Everyone was fantastic, and I want to give them all a shoutout:

Planners/Masterminds: The Yes Girls
Venue: East Ivy Mansion
Videography – Dustin Kirkendall
Florist – Memory of Elegance
Wooden Swing – Broken Twig Decor
Musician – Bobby Cool Music
Photographer – Tausha Ann Photography