When I first met Mikel, and heard how she and Blake met, I was smitten. Their story is one of those that books are written about. One of those fantastic stories that begged to be told over and over again so naturally, their invitation needed to include their story. Mikel told me it was one of those stories where the girl says she would absolutely never go out with anyone like that boy….and then she ends up thinking about that boy. That boy, Blake, called Mikel up, rather out of the blue, and asked her when they were going to go on their hot date. While she sat in silence, he asked her how they were supposed to get married if they didn’t go on a date first?
He was already in love with her. (How could he not be? She is gorgeous and equally sweet.) She finally agreed to go out with him. They essentially went out on one date every few weeks until she realized that she had fallen for him, too.
His proposal was no less spectacular than his boldness in asking for a date. He faked a business trip to Florida, and somehow (at the same time) managed to get her to hike to the top of a mountain where he had set up a surprise proposal. They are the perfect couple, with Sami Jo Photography so beautifully capturing the essence of Mikel + Blake’s relationship. Their wedding was gorgeous; and I can’t wait until I can share it with you.
Invitation: Peter Loves Jane
Photography: Sami Jo Photography