On August 16th, a not-so-random Wednesday night, Jun executed a plan that he has been working on for a few months.
Being wedding photographers ourselves, proposals and weddings were something we’ve seen way too often, but when it comes to the night where this actually happens to us, it felt different than anything we’ve captured before.
While I was getting ready to go on a girls night and have a unicorn themed happy hour reunion dinner, Jun gathered some of our closest friends at a secret location and claimed to be busy shooting that night.
So during this whole time when Jun and the surprise crew were working their ass off preparing and setting things up, I was having way too much dancing my ass off with the girls.
With all the excuses of people forgetting things and having to detour before going to our unicorn dinner, I was led to a strange location where Jun was“Shooting a session” to deliver a lens that he “forgot to bring”.
I knew something was off when Jun said he forgot to bring a lens —— knowing Jun’s professionalism, he never forgets his gears, so when I was brought to the building that looked normal and quiet from the outside, I had a feeling something magical was about to happen inside.
Before we entered, Susie told me she needed to find washrooms, so I was distracted and focused all my mind power looking for a washroom…
But I found Jun.
With a wireless mic on his chest, he held my hands and brought me into the room, where all my beloved ones were standing behind some pretty looking things, holding sparklers, looking at me with all smiles.
That was when i found out the washroom was an excuse and started to LMAO uncontrollably.
I always thought I would cry when seeing him kneel down on one knee and ask the question, but I guess I underestimated myself.
Jun later was very troubled by how long I laughed. The ultimate goofball in me eventually beat the romantic setting, I laughed for like a minute before I could focus on what was actually happening.
He grabbed my right hand and anxiously said:
“You know how it goes. This is the time you are supposed to say yes, I gotta propose before the sparklers go off…”
The moment froze as if time no longer existed. All the sounds became overwhelming, our friends’ movement, the sparklers, the camera clicks, his breathing.
The candles lit up his face, the face I’ve known for 6 years.
I just had to tell him…
In between switching hands and asking “Will you marry me”, he already slipped the ring on my finger, and the rest was a blur of nothing but hugs and us goofing off and failing to pose for the camera…
Years later I may forget about the little details of what exactly happened, but I will remember the sparklers, the light, him, the those I love…all in one place.
The night when we got back, he gave me an early birthday gift: a light that projects stars on the ceiling.
Under a ceiling of stars, he hugged me tight, and whispered to my ears:
We’ve known each other for 6 years.
Your weakness is my strength, my weakness is your strength.
Every year there had been challenges, but we overcame them together.
There will be more challenges in the future, will you overcome all of them with me?
Yes I do.
Special thanks to:
The surprise crew: Susie, Stephanie, Pucky, Alex, Linda, Maria, Shine, Kristen
Kunioo team: Mark, KT, Morgan
Past piece team: Nicole, Holly
Thank you for being there to help and witness the special moment <3!