If you’ve kept up with our blog at all you know that Savannah, GA is my muse. I love everything about it. Tourists can’t wait to take a ghost tour or travel down the Savannah River on a riverboat cruise, maybe even eat at Paula Dean’s and get some candy at the Savannah Candy Company. Most natives tend to stay away from the river and opt for Broughton St and even more delicious culinary options (SoHo, Cha Bella, that really delicious sushi place that stays open all hours of the night on MLK…..). However, there are some things that appeal to both the native and the tourist.

One of those places is Forsyth Park. It’s quaint, romantic, the largest green space in the city, and an overall fun place to go. It’s rare on a Saturday to not find a slew of tourists at the fountain, someone getting married at the walkway off of Bull, sports of every kind on the south end field, and couples walking hand and hand into the Mansion. So, it was no surprise to me back in October that my brother-in-law, Brian, thought it the perfect place to propose to his girlfriend, Kayla.

After much prepping and scheming the big day arrived. We kept our texts to a minimum that morning and started on the original plan. Brian would park on E Gordon St, walk down Bull St, and propose on that iconic walkway up to the fountain. I had all of my ducks in a row and knew exactly where I needed to be. Fifteen minutes before he was set to arrive I got to the park to find out OF COURSE there is a beautiful late fall wedding going on in the EXACT spot he would propose. After a mild panic attack I quickly created a new plan and sent him the text. I found a new hide out just in time for him to park. Somehow I stayed covert and everything went off perfectly. I did have a sweat attack from nerves/adrenaline (Praise the Lord for black t-shirts), but it was still a really beautiful moment. Since the proposal wasn’t too lengthy and we had time to spare, I thought it’d be fun to do a mini little engagement session {I couldn’t resist}. We only had 30 minutes until dinner, but I’d say these two are pros! Anywho, I hope you all enjoy experiencing their day as much as I did.

– Leigh

AND, if you wanna hear all about this from the groom’s point of view, he was gracious enough to share his story with us 🙂

Well I chose Forsyth Park because that is a spot that me and Kayla decided would be a good date to go on every month; dinner and Forsyth Park. Since we promised each other before that we would commit to going there, it was an easy plan to get her there without raising any questions. Having proposed there will also make that spot even more special every time we go! The two weeks leading up to proposing I had to try very hard to make sure she had no clue this was coming and I’m pretty sure I pulled it off!

I know that I didn’t say one word I had originally planned to say, but I made sure to tell her she makes me the happiest I have ever been every day of my life and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. After she said yes, I also had the entire family and our closest friends waiting at dinner to surprise her! She was blown away and told me that it is something that she will never, ever be able to forget. I am so happy to say that I will get to spend the rest of my life with this fox of a woman and can’t wait to call her my wife. 

 

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

This was about the time when we realized we should probably book it to the restaurant since everyone was likely already waiting. However, after dinner I did manage to get just a couple more night time shots. This one is my favorite! It’s so cinematic!

Savannah, GA Proposal in Forsyth Park

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