Niki & Steve’s Superstition Mountain engagement photos were so beautiful! After moving from our first planned location due to the closure from the wildfire, we went with plan B and had the place to ourselves. The desert, and Niki & Steve, were stunning that day.
I asked Steve to tell me about how he proposed:
“We got engaged on 12/18/18. After months of designing the ring, I received the final call that it was ready. It would arrive on a Friday, so it would be the perfect start to the weekend. Well… I then received the news that the jeweler was behind schedule. It wasn’t going to be ready on Friday, but would be ready the following week on Tuesday. Emotions running high, I knew I was in for a long weekend, and tried my best not to show it. Niki did ask a few times if ‘everything was okay,’ and I played it off that work was on my mind and I was just stressed… with Niki none the wiser that I couldn’t wait to receive the ring and propose to her, and look forward to the rest of our lives together.
The ring arrived on Tuesday about an hour before Niki got home from work. I had planned for her family to come over afterward and share the moment with us, but the key was to make sure Niki didn’t suspect anything. So I told her we were going to dinner that night, but she had to open a Christmas gift from my parents first to make sure it was the right size. I was so nervous. As she drove home from work, I was setting up the room with an iPad to capture the moment, go through a few dry runs, and practicing what I was going to say.
When she got home, I had Niki come over to the Christmas tree, and had her open the gift. When she opened the box it was a key to a Maserati, a family car my parents joked would be ours as an engagement gift. I then bent down on one knee–but anything I planned to say went out the window–and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ She said, ‘Are you serious?’ a few times, followed by ‘Yes!’
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