Romance, Sand Dunes & Smoke Bombs…an engagement session to remember!
What an amazing time I had getting to know Mark & Marissa during their engagement session. With Mark being the awesome UTV off road racer that he is, an engagement session at the sand dunes was a perfect fit!
We decided to spice things up a bit with two gorgeous outfits, florals, champagne and smoke bombs! Seriously, so much romance and fun with these two! I can only imagine how stunning their destination estate wedding will be in the Fall!
Marissa was kind enough to share a little about their romance, how they met, proposal and things they love to do together.
From the Bride:
“We met on the dating app Bumble! I almost deleted it and thought ehhh I’ll give it one more shot! And there Mr. Dimples was! I loved that he was an amazing father, that we had quite a bit in common, and that he gave me butterflies. I knew I was in love with him when he invited me to watch him Race the Vet World Motocross Championship. He took off on the line and I instantly thought… oh shoot, what if he gets hurt and I never told him I love him!
We love our off road racing family, camping, and the river in addition to spending time with our families and friends. He keeps me wild and I keep him safe. Mark asked my parents for my hand in marriage when I was out of town at a conference. He was eliciting the help of my father to build his son a race track and took advantage of the time with my parents to explain to them how he felt about me. Of course they approved! Months later we stumbled upon the ring setting in the city of Orange whilst wandering through an antique store. A very kind jeweler had me try it on and I instantly felt nauseated haha!! It felt perfect. On September 30, 2017, while in the desert celebrating my dad’s 60th birthday, Mark proposed in front of my family and his son. He planned it all out with my family, told my best friends, and popped the question while I was attempting to putt on the golf course at Rancho Las Palmas. I was completely shocked!!!! Had I known I would have been in a cuter outfit!!
Planning our wedding has been a lot of fun as we’re able to create a day that represents our personalities. We look forward to throwing a party that celebrates our relationship and the people we love!! A private estate under a beautiful desert sky is perfect to us!” 🙂
Thanks Marissa! Enjoy their photos friends! They are so gorgeous!