When Matt contacted me over the summer with big plans of a romantic “The Notebook” inspired proposal weekend in Charleston for his girlfriend, I knew this would be absolutely stunning and I had to photograph it for them. Matt orchestrated a dreamy proposal for his girlfriend, Elizabeth, inspired by the iconic romance of “The Notebook.” Along with their friends, he carefully planned a getaway to Charleston under the guise of celebrating a friend’s birthday. Little did Elizabeth know, she was about to step into her own real-life love story.
Their first stop was Cypress Gardens, the very spot where the unforgettable rowboat scene from “The Notebook” was filmed with swans surrounding Allie and Noah. The enchanting cypress trees set the scene for a dreamy proposal. Matt, cleverly plotting a surprise, popped the question during a boat ride through the swamp. Elizabeth’s stunned expression turned to pure joy as she said a resounding yes, surrounded by the natural beauty of Cypress Gardens.
But the adventure didn’t end there. A couple of days later, just before bidding farewell to Charleston, I met Matt and Elizabeth again for a captivating engagement session at Boone Hall where Allie’s parents home was set in “The Notebook”. The grand estate, majestic oak trees draped in Spanish moss, and iconic wrought-iron gate, served as a perfect backdrop for their engagement photos. It was lovely getting to walk around with Matt and Elizabeth and get to know them better and learn their hopes for their wedding day.
The proposal at Cypress Gardens and engagement session at Boone Hall perfectly encapsulated the timeless romance of “The Notebook.” Matt’s thoughtful planning truly showcased his dedication to making Elizabeth’s dreams come true. Their love story, now forever intertwined with the charm of Charleston’s iconic locations, serves as a testament to the enduring magic found in both cinematic tales and real-life romance.
Congratulations to these two sweethearts! Wishing you all the joy ♥️
I loved being just a small part of Matt and Elizabeth’s love story and I’d love to be part of yours too! Looking for a photographer for your proposal or engagement? I’d love to chat with you! Contact me here!