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.


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!

Haiku Mill two women holding umbrellas walking away from camera, one white umbrella one black umbrella couple walking away both holding umbrellas man setting his white umbrella down, starting to kneel to ask his girlfriend to marry him man asking a woman to marry him down on one knee, umbrellas man down on one knee proposing to girlfriend man down on one knee proposing and woman bending to kiss him couple hugging, umbrellas on the ground after surprise engagement fiance putting engagement ring on woman's finger woman's hand with brand new engagement ring woman touching forehead man holding her, excited to be engaged man kissing his fiances hand, she's holding flowers man giving woman flowers, woman wiping away tears after being proposed to couple kissing at haiku mill, woman holding flowers woman wiping away tears holding flowers next to her new fiance couple on top of stairs with flowers all around them woman holding man's face in front of doors black and white photo near window man kissing his fiances cheek couple sitting heads together holding hands at a table lovers dancing black and white newly engaged couple's hands, ring on her finger woman holding fiances arm heads together upclose portrait of newly engaged couple woman looking down woman wrapping her arms around her man engaged couple walking down beach waves in foreground couple hugging in background solitaire ring man swinging woman around at beach couple walking through sand ocean behind them new fiances wrapped around each other at the beach new fiances snuggling on beach black and white lovers portrait with ocean in foreground Love made out of coral

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!

Photographer: Angela Nelson | Venue: Haiku Mill | Videographer: Areca Film Company | Flowers: Kahului Florist

Photos by Angie |  | Package:Haiku Mill Proposal and Storyteller Package

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