This proposal was so special, and evidence of God's faithfulness. Ben and Merin are one of the cutest couples on the planet and I admire them so dearly. Ben is my cousin, and one of my favorite people. Growing up he was that weird older cousin that always teased me and got me to do dumb things. But more recently, our friendship has grown and he has helped me through so much. Never the less, as soon as he asked me to help him plan and photograph his proposal I was on cloud nine! He finally "needed" my help and was ecstatic.
The love that these two have for each other is beautiful. When Ben first introduced me to Merin, he was so excited and happy. Whenever I have interacted with Merin, she has always been so full of grace and love. She displays Christ beautifully and I could not be happier for her.
The location of the proposal reminded Ben of Papua New Guinea and Merin of India, both of which are very special to them. It happened at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. Two of Merin's close friends, Amy and Sarah, and her sister Sherin were waiting for Merin with letters in different parts of the conservatory.
He proposed in the Fern room, which looked like it was straight out of Jurassic Park. It was SO cute.
The ring was absolutely STUNNING.
I am so excited for them! They make the cutest models....ever.