SkyDeck ⋅ Chicago, Illinois
Brandon and Nicole had been going to school together since middle school. It wasn’t until their senior year in high school that they would finally go out on their first date, which led to them dating all throughout their college years at Auburn.
Nicole thought this would just be a fun trip to Chicago to reunite with old college friends – but Brandon had planned to make it so much more than that. He knew he wanted his proposal to be something completely memorable. His best friend John reached out to me and after a few covert emails back and forth coordinating locations, times and the outfits they’d be wearing, we were ready to help Brandon surprise Nicole with the proposal of her dreams.
Arriving early to Skydeck, I staked out a spot and watched anxiously for any sign of them. Taking photos of all the exhibits and out all the windows, just like any tourist would, I quickly took my place when I saw them get in line for The Ledge.
When Brandon got down on one knee Nicole was visibly shocked. Success! She had NO idea that it was coming. After taking photos of this momentous occasion, John jumped in and admitted his role in the plan. Nicole was just so happy! The first thing she wanted to do was call her mom in excitement. I’m sure this was one trip to Chicago that they will never forget.