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Surprises are often one of the most delightful parts of life. Add to a happy surprise the romance and joy of a proposal of marriage, and you’ve got a recipe for an unforgettable night. Surprise proposals and engagement parties take a lot of nerve, but that boldness can pay off in unbelievably beautiful ways. J & J Studios was fortunate to capture Johnny and Andrea’s surprise proposal and engagement party photography.  Let’s take a look at this scene at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in Brooklyn, NYC.

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Nighttime Surprise Proposal under the Brooklyn Bridge

We think the view of the Brooklyn Bridge, sparkling with lights, in the background of this proposal is enchanting. Johnny added even more light to the night by spreading candles around the area where he planned to propose to Andrea. If you look closely, you can also see that there are red and white rose petals strewn about the ground between the groupings of candles.

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The Language of Flowers

According to the language of flowers, combining red and white roses (or, as seen here, rose petals) is a symbol of unity. Marriage is one of the most important unions in which humans participate. So, having the symbolism of both white and red rose petals lining the way to where Johnny proposed to Andrea is very fitting.

putting on engagement ringAndrea’s joy and disbelief are clear in these pictures. Well done, Johnny – Andrea was certainly blown away by this incredibly romantic surprise proposal!

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noses together couplealmost kiss coupleThe romantic surprises of the night didn’t end with this stunning proposal. Johnny arranged for his and Andrea’s families to attend a beautiful party to celebrate the couple’s brand-new engagement.

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Surprise Engagement Party

If you’re confident in your significant other’s answer to your proposal, you can plan an engagement party. Engagement parties help you and your new fiance celebrate the fact that they’ve said yes to that important question. Also, engagement parties after the proposal are a wonderful way to include your families in your joy, while still keeping the proposal itself more intimate and private.

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Cinematic Cake

We love this adorable movie-themed cake! Our favorite thing about it is the information written on the marker atop it. We also love the pictures of Andrea and Johnny in the film strips on the cake.

movie engagement cakeIf some family members are unable to attend your engagement celebration, an awesome way to include them is to use your smartphone for a video call! It’s the best way to have absent loved ones attend important events if they can’t be there in person. 

video call engagement partyvideo call engagementWhat a stunning diamond ring! The clean lines of the emerald cut are appealing to both modern and classic aesthetics. The ring is also entirely elegant and gorgeous. Johnny clearly has exquisite taste!

diamond engagement ringemerald cut diamond engagement ringA toast to the bride and groom. To a long, loving, and very happy life together!

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engagement party place settinghands engagementgold mercury candlegreenery engagement partygold engagement detailsbird in cageThe romance continued. The decorations of hanging greenery, white string lights, candles, gold and white balloons, and other gold decor remind us of an enchanted forest kingdom in a storybook. Also, the little bird in the cage is a charming detail! 

goofy siblingshappy siblingshappy surprise engagement partypoint to the ringhandsome men engagement partyphiladelphia surprise engagement partyhandshakeIt’s lovely that Andrea and Johnny’s families were able to gather to celebrate this important moment in Johnny and Andrea’s lives. We like the goofy photos best!

cutting cake engagementcake cutting engagement partyJohnny and Andrea are practicing their wedding cake-cutting skills. It looks like they’re having a really fun time!

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surprise night philadelphia proposallaughing couple night proposalIf you’re planning a proposal and/or engagement party, let J & J Studios be the photographer to capture that magic! You can contact us using this link. We’d be happy to capture your surprise proposal and engagement party photography!



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