Haiku Mill Surprise Proposal
There were laughter, tears, rain, and magic. Everything came together so beautifully to make this Haiku Mill surprise proposal a success! Ryan wanted to propose to Caitlyn somewhere unique and full of life. Haiku Mill was the perfect venue for this proposal!
I’ve got some exciting news regarding Haiku Mill. I’m going to be partnering with the venue starting in 2017! It offers a really beautiful, private, lush venue where guys can be assured there won’t be a ton of people watching, if any. And, of course, the Haiku Mill itself is just magical!
The day was intermittent with clouds and rain and sunshine, so we didn’t know what we were going to get for the actual proposal. About twenty minutes before the proposal it started dumping rain! Even though it was going to be raining for the proposal, we weren’t too worried because the actual proposal spot was under a glass ceiling.
When Ryan and Caitlyn arrived they were carrying white umbrellas. Shelby, the event coordinator on site, led them to the spot where she told them to wait while she went to turn on the chandelier. That was the cue for the proposal to happen. When the chandelier popped on, Ryan put down his umbrella and proposed to Caitlyn. About halfway through the proposal, we actually ended up losing power, so thankfully that happened after the chandelier lit up when we wanted it to! Of course there were lots of tears afterward! We had a beautiful bouquet of a dozen red roses along with five stems of local tuberose done by Kahului Florist that we presented to Caitlyn after the proposal.
THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION:
We stayed on property for about a half hour. Haiku Mill let us use the bridal getting-ready suite to take some shots that gave us some great vintage images. From there we went to another location that was near Mama’s Fish House where Ryan and Caitlyn were going to be having dinner. We were able to outrun the rain and we got some beautiful colors in the sky. We even found some coral on the beach that looked like the word “LOVE” that we were able to use for our ring shot!
Ryan and Caitlyn: Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph your magical Haiku Mill surprise proposal. I loved every minute of your beautiful engagement!
Thank you to the vendors for helping us pull off another perfect proposal!