Vintage San Juan Capistrano Mission Engagement Session

"Our engagement shoot was very DIY. We are a couple that loves to have fun and wanted to show off our fun and funky personalities in this shoot! Mony was super excited about getting dressed up for the shoot and bought his suspenders and bow tie at Nordstrom Rack. Margaret then planned her outfits around what Mony was wearing. She decided on a simple ivory dress and boots, as well as a cute royal blue dress with a red belt. She borrowed the red umbrella from her mom and found a cute blanket at their house for some cuddly photos. Everything else in the shoot was very inspired by what Margaret saw on Pinterest including the burlap sign she made with their wedding dates on it. Margaret actually was on Pinterest so much during the wedding planning process that Pinterest contacted her saying that she was one of their top pinners!" -Margaret & Mony

Their love storyMargaret & Mony first met at their work in Glendale, California. Mony liked Margaret from the moment they met, but Margaret was a bit hesitant to start a relationship with someone she worked with, so they decided to be just friends. Their friendship lasted about a year and a half before making it official - not that Mony hadn't tried to make it official many times before that. :)

The proposalOn their one year anniversary Mony proposed to Margaret. They had planned to go out to a nice restaurant that night, but Mony couldn't wait until the restaurant to propose. As they were sitting on the couch together before going out that night, Margaret looked at Mony and said, “I'm hungry...why are you so sweaty?” Mony then launched into his proposal speech. One of their first dates was at an ice cream shop called Diddy Reise near UCLA where Margaret was taking classes. Mony had hid the ring box in the ice cream box in the freezer. After he finished his proposal speech about why he loved her, he asked her if she wanted some ice cream. Confused Margaret said she'd like to eat dinner first before having ice cream. Little did she know the ice cream he was talking about wasn't your typical ice cream. He then went into the freezer and got out the 'ice cream' box with the ring inside and proposed. Margaret of course said “YES!” and then immediately asked “Did you ask my parents first?” Mony then told her he did ask her parents and her dad had completely grilled him with questions when he did.

Photographer: Kayden Studios