Parisa and Leif - Surprise Wedding!

May 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A few months ago, I received the most pleasant surprise on my facebook page.  My friend Parisa from San Leandro High had messaged me inquiring about wedding prices. After reading the entire message, I responded right away with an absolutely yes, please I would love to capture your day.


What made me say yes right away is that 1) Parisa is from high school…like over 20 years ago! 2) She had wrote such kind words about my photography, I was completely humbled. And 3) She’s pregnant, and the wedding was going to be a surprise to Parisa and Leif’s family and friends!


So you see, of course I had to say yes! I love surprises. Lol



Let me share a little history first. My sweet friend had met her fiancé a couple years ago, during a challenging time in her life.  Went on a date, then a second date, then they were inseparable. Leif proposed soon after, she said yes. Well, in the midst of trying to figure out when they would get married, they also decided that they would work on having a baby. It had been difficult for my dear friend to get pregnant in the past.

Needless to say, their plan had work. These two special people are going to have their miracle baby at the end June. Wedding plans were now put on hold….or so their family and friends had thought.


The plan…

Last Saturday, all of Parisa and Leif’s guest were invited to their baby shower. But these two were quite devious and loves to give surprises. Aside from the three of us, only 6 other people knew what was going on. Not even Parisa’s parent nor Leif’s mom had a clue.

During the Leif’s “thank you everyone for coming speech”, he asked their guest…”so when do you think we should get married”.

A couple people, who were in the know, yelled out. “NOW!!!” So Leif got down on knee and asked Parisa “Will you marry me today?” She said, “Yes”!

The stunned reactions and surprised looks were priceless. Seriously everyone was so shocked and happy all at the same time. Family and friends were then shuffled to the backyard, where a wedding arch suddenly appeared with an officiate and a violinist was playing. I honestly thought they still really didn’t believe what was happening until Parisa was walking the down the aisle with her father. Who, by the way, was also in shock during the entire ceremony.

Truly, it was a great surprise for everyone. I am so honored that I was able to witness this fun celebration. Thank you Parisa and Leif! I hope and pray for many years of being a happy family!

Here's a peek of what that Saturday afternoon "baby shower" looked like.





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