Who doesn’t love when you can incorporate your pets into a photoshoot? Especially when it’s your engagement photoshoot! Singer-songwriter, Chantelle Paige, and her now-husband, Coulter, brought their pooch + pig along with them, for these darling photos snapped by Ty French. Yup, you read that right: pet pig! (SO FUN!).
Chantelle tells us: Coulter had been acting so strange for the last week. I literally sat him down to make sure everything was okay days before he popped the question, (haha!). He and I, along with his mom and sister, are all in a group thread where we frequently chat, so I didn’t think anything when his sister had texted saying we were having a welcome home dinner for her. She’d just gotten back from working abroad for a few months.
Fast forward to Sunday, December 18th. Coulter left to go “work out,” came back home and we got ready to head to dinner together. His mom lives a few blocks from us and it was a pretty day so he said we’d just walk over to meet them… It was the longest walk EVER.
I remember I kept having to repeat myself as he clearly wasn’t listening. He asked the same questions multiple times, and overall just seemed to be somewhere else.
Read on to hear the rest of their adorable engagement story + find out where Chantelle snagged her four amazing outfits!
We started to approach the Lyon Street steps, which are a well-known location to locals in our neighborhood for their scenic view and numerous steps, ideal for tourists and joggers alike. However, instead of the usual joggers and people snapping photos, I saw candles. Coulter said, “Oh the Christmas carolers must be setting up!” I thought nothing of it, trusting that carolers were a “thing” in SF and as the local, he would know about their whereabouts.
As we continued talking about how excited I was to receive our mini pig that we had just decided to purchase, Coulter continued to half listen… As we made it to the candles, I realized they were shaped in a heart, right as Coulter turned me towards him. I honestly had no idea what he said, it all just felt like a blur of excitement…
What I do remember is him telling me, “14 years ago, I told you I loved you for the first time 2 blocks away from here.” (We had dated for a bit in high school, and he told me he loved me as he walked me to my car and then ran away)… I remember him saying, “I promise to love you forever,” and kneeling down on one knee, fiddling in his sock to pull out a box and then saying, “Will you marry me?”
I was already in tears the second he had started talking… I jumped and hugged him, saying, “Of course!” We hugged and both cried in excitement as a crowd of people started clapping (his two best friends and sister had kindly asked tourists and local runners to hold off for a few minutes while a proposal happened, and most of them had waited around to witness it).
For the second outfit, Chantelle was all about the florals. This dress is also by Taluhlah.
Coulter turns to me and asked, “You did say yes, right?” I laugh and told him, “Of course!” He replied, “Well, do you want the ring?”
It was still in the box, I’d completely forgotten that a ring traditionally seals the deal! So, my new fiancé slid a gorgeous engagement ring onto my left hand.
Here are a few of our picks to achieve a look similar to Chantelle’s:
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Dry, golden hills were simply made for dreamy engagement sessions, right? We adore the contrast of Chantelle’s white two-piece from Saylor!
And then it was time to go dance on the beach…
How gorgeous is this?!
Chantelle’s last gown is by Fame and Partner.
Thanks so much for sharing your sweet story, C+C! And stay tuned as we’re going to be sharing their wedding later today!!
photography: Ty French // hair + makeup: Moni Sebestyen // outfit 1: Coulter – jacket from Guess (Infiinity Creative Agency PR), jeans from Rodd and Gunn, Greats Shoes, Chantelle – Taluhlah (Infiinity Creative Agency PR), Chinese Laundry shoes // outfit 2: Coulter – Rodd and Gunn, Greats Shoes, Chantelle – Taluhlah (Infiinity Creative Agency PR) // outfit 3: Coulter – The Tie Bar shirt, Chantelle – Saylor, Chinese Laundry shoes // outfit 4: Coulter – The Tie Bar shirt, Chantelle – Fame and Partner dress