Siegs & Sabs ::: Our Engagement Story

Today’s post might be my favorite ever! That is because I am posting a proposal. But not just any proposal…
I am posting MY proposal!!!

It is still so surreal to me that this is happening. I have photographed so many couples and their weddings and even their proposals. And to be on the other side of it is such an amazing feeling. Josh is the most amazing man and he is literally perfect for me. I could go on and on but I am already crying typing this so I will try and keep it together. I GET TO MARRY MY BEST FRIEND!

On Saturday, Josh and I headed to my parents house to see my brothers. We had just celebrated our first Christmas together and with each other’s families and our hearts were already so full from that. My brothers were coming in from out of town and I thought we were just going to hang out with them for the day. Looking back over the entire day, there were so many clues that I completely missed. Josh couldn’t stop talking about how he wanted to wear something dressier and he played it off that he wanted to dress nice for my family. I was so confused because we are a pretty casual family and I told him to just be comfortable. Then he was so nervous and out of sorts on the drive over. He told me it was becuase he was nervous to see my brothers again and I totally fell for it. We laugh now becuase I made him listen to deep breathing meditation to calm down and I still had no idea what was coming. When we arrived at my parents, we sat on the couch but then Josh quickly told me he had to show me something. In the basement, he put a blindfold on me and told me to trust him and not freak out. Everybody asks at this point if I knew then what was coming, and I still had no idea! I have been wanting this to happen for so long but I have kind of taught myself to not get my hopes up too high. I seriously thought he was taking me out to our barn to give me a dog. He knows I want one and I thought that was what was happening! haha! Oh but little did I know!

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Then the moment I opened the barn doors, it hit!
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He gave me a little speech about how he loves me and the significance of having it in that barn. My parents are moving in a few weeks and that house and barn hold so many memories. So he wanted to keep those good memories as we began our new chapter together.
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Next he showed me a video. It was all the behind the scenes scheming that everyone had done up until that point. Everybody was in on it and kept it from me and it was hilarious to see all of the lies I fell for!
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Everybody was watching from the house!
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My best friends were there and it was a beautiful moment!2015-12-28_0044.jpg
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Then we came inside and everybody surprised me! Josh’s family (MY FUTURE IN LAWS:)) were there and all our closest friends and family were there.2015-12-28_0057.jpg
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I keep looking down at my ring and I still can’t believe this is real life. It feels like too good of a dream! I get to marry Josh the most incredible man and we get to grow old together! ( Ok now I am crying so hard). God is so faithful in His timing and plan and we are so grateful for that.

There are so many people that were involved in this and I have so many thanks to give. Our families and friends did so much and we are so thankful! My roommates And best friends put SO much work in. I especially want to thank Danielle Schular for these photos! And The Alcantaras for filming it! I can’t wait to share the video! They captured perfect memories of that perfect day!
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December 29, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Sheli Massie - and now I am crying….sweet girl from the first moment you said his name to me I knew he would be your forever….you two are so beautiful and radiate JOY. I can not wait to see what God himself breathed into existence will carry forth in your life…..I love you so much!

December 29, 2015 - 4:41 pm

Robin Witt - Stop making me cry!!!! Love you and Congrats!!!

December 29, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Kim Van Ryn - Very very sweet! I’m tearful reading this…. Thanks for sharing!!! God bless you two:). Ps….. I LOVE those breathing tapes!!!! I laughed when I read that!

December 29, 2015 - 5:03 pm

Cat Neumayr - I’m crying happy tears for you! I wish for you so many wonderful things as you marry the love of your life! God bless you both on this journey!

December 29, 2015 - 5:13 pm

Kaelyn Benham - Wow…SO much love in those pictures!!!!!

December 29, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Lisa Barbrey - OK!! Enought with the waterfalls…… I’m SO HAPPY!! May you enjoy each and every moment! :)

December 29, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Lisa Graney Carlson - To see the love, excitement and happiness in these pics brings tears to my eyes! You deserve only the very best Sabrina!

December 29, 2015 - 7:38 pm

Shirley Iannarone - That was so beautiful! Sabrina, I haven’t met you, but it is clear that you and Josh are truly soulmates. I think the world of Josh, and I am thrilled that he found true love with you. Your comments about each other and your photos together demonstrate such joy. May God bless you as you journey through life together.

December 29, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Julie Salzmann Laramé - I’m crying!!! I love this! But where is the photo of the ring!? Did I miss it!? Congrats sweet girl!!!

December 29, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Beverly Slager - Beautiful Pictures!!!

December 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm

Pat Schaafsma - Grandpa and Grandma are so thankful that two Christian people found each other and fell in Love . God knew before you were born that you would find each other . Trust HIM Happy for you

December 30, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Maggie Fortson - So incredible! Congrats to you both!! What a fun journey ahead!!

Keith & Erica ::: Downtown Geneva Christmas Engagement

Today’s engagement session might be  one of my favorites from this year! It is so Christmasy and cute and I love this couple. Erica and I went to high school together and I have always remembered her for her joyful spirit and kindness to everyone. So when she contacted me about her wedding, I was so excited and couldn’t wait to work with them! These two were so easy and fun to work with and the location was so perfect. We walked around 3rd street in Geneva which is known for its charm. We loved all of the Christmas decorations all around!

 

 

 

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2015 Annual Tennessee Getaway

Every year we go and every year it gets better.The mountains mean the same to us. Especially to my soul sister and I. We go every year and are met with rest, time to reflect, prayer, and leave with renewed spirits ready to take on the rest of the year. We laugh our heads off, eat southern food, and get cozy around the fire. We sleep without knowing what time or day it is and spend out evenings having heart to hearts in the hot tub. This year was our 4th and we added our new 4th wheel and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I won’t even begin to try and describe what it was like to have Josh there. It was an answer to years of prayer and just showed God’s faithfulness even more. We had so much fun taking photos all over so here are some of those!

 

Our hashtag was #thealcantarasgonefishinwithsiegsnsabs !! It makes me laugh every time.

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November 25, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Arielle Alcantara - My heart. Allllllllll the tears. Loved this year. Loved seeing God provide Josh to complete the 4 of us. Loved our hot tub time while the boys built their bromance of the year. Loved our giggles and tears. (Hug) Love you Sabby!

Little Traveler Tea Party Bridal Shower

A joy of mine has been to see dear friends fall in love and walk alongside them as they enter into marriage. Tegan is one of those dear friends and this blog has featured her and her fiancee Reise many times! As her maid of honor, I got to throw her a bridal shower with her other bridesmaids this past weekend and we had so much fun. Tegan is such a gem and we loved spoiling her before her big day which is so so soon! Here are some photos from our tea party:)

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