Chad and Marcelo are one of those couples I knew we would be friends with from our very first meeting with them. The conversation flowed so easily, and we clicked right away. They are both kind, hilarious, and insanely intelligent people. Their wedding is coming up next year in Mexico, and I am so happy they decided to do an engagement session with me.
They decided to make a weekend out of it, so on Saturday we all piled into their car and drove to Downtown Vancouver together, to the absolutely stunning Davie Lam park. We had picnics and champagne, amazing food. Needless to say, I got to know these guys very well.
Throughout the session, I got to know the proposal story.
Chad spent a year planning his proposal and 6 months getting a custom ring designed. They were in Brazil where Chad planned a surprise addition to their trip. Staying at a beach house they rented, Chad woke Marcelo up one morning and told him to pack a bag, and that he had a surprise. They drove up the coast to a private luxury resort, where Chad pampered him with spa treatments, dinners, and boat tours. Chad then took him to a private island that Chad arranged for dinner, complete with a personal chef. After the meal, Chad asked Marcello to spend the rest of his life with him, in Marcello's native Portuguese.
Chad and Marcelo, thank you so much for an incredible day. We can only hope the photos did justice to how much fun we had with you guys, and what a beautiful couple you are.