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Desert Botanical Garden Proposal | Phoenix, Arizona | Arizona Proposal Photographer

Bryan and Denice met this past Christmas while he was visiting family, and have been dating ever since! They officially became engaged a few weeks back during their Desert Botanical Garden proposal in Phoenix, Arizona. After walking through the succulent gallery (Denice’s favorite type of plants), they danced to their song “On My Way to You’ by Cody Johnson. Once their song ended, Bryan dropped down on one knee and asked Denice to marry him. The best part? I was hiding out in the bushes waiting for them to reach a specific spot – I hopped out from behind the plants (scaring Denice in the process, ha!) and had the honor of capturing this sweet moment for the two of them. 

Let’s hear more of their proposal story from the future Mrs. Denice Nesbitt!

The Proposal:

“I enjoy plants, and especially succulents, so Bryan chose the Phoenix Botanical Gardens that has a dedicated succulents pavilion to propose at sunset. He hired a guitarist to sing one of our special songs and surveyed the location with Allison to confirm the time, location and flow. However, Allison had to improvise as the guitarist was late and also didn’t learn our song, risking the lighting and the moment. Just as Bryan finished proposing the guitarist was running towards us in a panic, lol. I could not stop laughing with joy from the surprise of the whole thing.” Denice told me that she especially loved that I played one of their favorite songs, while Bryan got down on one knee (so sweet!).

Their Upcoming Wedding:

One of their favorite adventures together so far was when they rode a doors-off helicopter to see the stunning Napali Coast in Kauai! They can’t wait to begin planning their Hawaii wedding, select the location, the theme of their day and also put their ideas and taste together. Their ‘must-have’ wedding day list?

“Walking down the isle seeing each other, dancing to our songs, and being able to share the moment with the people we love while overlooking the sunset in one of my favorite places, Hawaii.”

Denice told me that she loves “how affectionate Bryan is and how he is always thinking of us. I also love how much he makes me laugh. One of the things I appreciate is how thoughtful and selfless he is with everyone he loves and cares about . Another thing I love about him is how great of a father and son he is, how much fun we have we have, how safe he makes me feel; I could go on…”

To top it all off, Bryan happens to be my Uncle – it was so incredible to be able to capture and be apart of this moment in his life; their Desert Botanical Garden proposal. I’m so beyond thrilled for the two of them and can’t wait to celebrate their upcoming wedding day!

Cheers!

Allison

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