A Coastal Christmas Proposal: Lauren + Brad

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Lauren + Brad have been together for six years, separated at times for long stretches during Brad’s tours to Afghanistan. Though those weren’t the easiest of days, their love always remained strong + they stayed closely connected through daily letters + monthly phone calls. When Brad was ready to pop the question, he knew he wanted to do something special for Lauren. He scouted out the perfect location, picked out a beautiful dress for Lauren, and built her a dressing room on the beach. He called upon Mark Williams Studio to make all of the beauty come together through the florals, styling, and photographs. There’s something so special about a Christmas day proposal, don’t you think?!

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From Brad, When Lauren started to walk down to see me on the beach, it started pouring rain with heavy winds. Neither one of us even cared, if anything it became even more romantic because we were completely soaked but so overly happy and excited.

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Lauren + Brad, congratulations on your engagement + best wishes from GWS! :)

And lovely readers, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We will be back on Thursday, sharing some of our top posts of the year – along with a stunning New Year’s Eve feature!

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photography + florals: Mark Williams Studio // venue: Running trail on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina

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