Just a few days before the proposal, Abhi spilled to me all the details on the phone of how he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Devika and I couldn’t wait to be there to document it!
Abhi had everything planned to a tee! He was planning to propose to Devika at the Don Cesar Hotel on St Pete Beach in one of the most thoughtful and romantic ways I’ve ever seen! Gentlemen, please all take note for future reference. Haha. He planned for Devika to have a “girls’ day” at the hotel with some of her girlfriends’ and he had the hotel’s Spa Oceana ask the girls while they were relaxing by the water to enter a raffle to win some spa treats. Well, the only person able to win that prize that day was going to be Devika! So while the girls’ were relaxing, he was getting the spa terrace that overlooked the ocean all set up with candles + rose petals, a bottle of champagne, along with me (and my 2nd shooter from afar) to document the big moment. She planned to pick up the prize before she went to dinner there with the ladies (so she was looking stunning), and when she got up to the terrace to redeem her prize, it was the best prize she could have ever dreamed of…Abhi down on bended knee!
After she said “Yes!”, we popped the bubbly for some celebration, grabbed a few engagement photos from the gorgeous terrace with the view, headed to the beach and around the hotel for some more, and then Abhi had another surprise of all their friends waiting for them at the Rowe Bar there at the hotel to celebrate the newly engaged couple! Below are some of my favorite images of this adorable couple from their proposal session. Forewarning…they were so stinking cute that I ended up taking a lot of photos…whoops! Haha. Enjoy!