Bernadette and Jeff strolled around the gorgeous cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria for their engagement session, catching beautiful sunlight with sweet embraces. And their proposal story includes a surprise hot air balloon adventure (keep scrolling for that gem!). / Images by Lieb Photographic LLC.
Bernadette & Jeff’s Proposal Story | On Sunday, June 7, Bernadette and Jeff set out on their adventure for the day. Bernadette plugged in the address Jeff gave her for their adventure into her phone, a little disappointed when it said they were going to a Dunkin Donuts. Jeff assured her it was the nicest Dunkin Donuts in Virginia and she would love it.
They arrived at Dunkin Donuts at 5:50am and Bernadette asked ‘Okay, now where are we going?’ Jeff told her that they were meeting someone here at 6am. Bernadette began to ask if every person that pulled into the Dunkin Donuts was the person they were waiting for. Finally a big truck with a basket in the back of it pulled in and Jeff said ‘They are here!’ There was a big hot air balloon on the side of the truck and Bernadette asked ‘Are we going on a hot air balloon ride?!’ Jeff smiled and said ‘Yes!’
They rode over to the launch site where they got to help set up the balloon. Unfolding it and holding the sides open as two large fans filled it with air. Jeff helped tip the basket over as the balloon pilot lit the fire. As the balloon filled, they hopped in and quickly started to rise off the ground. The balloon quickly rose up above the trees, cows, and farmland below. As the sun rose above the mountains, they could see the morning fog still hanging above the trees to the North. It was breathtaking! Ten minutes into the flight, Jeff handed his phone to the pilot and asked if he would take a picture of them. He got down on one knee and asked Bernadette to marry him! She was overjoyed and said ‘Yes, of course!’ They spent the rest of the hour flight filled with joy as they took in the beautiful view and the peaceful moment they had alone.
Once on the ground Bernadette called her parents and then they called Jeff’s parents. The rest of the families to follow. They were elated to spend the rest of the day seeing all of their family and friends.