Jon And Chantel

Most Epic Surprise Proposal

As most of you know, I also design and create wedding gowns here in Salt Lake City. On New Years eve I helped 2 Friends get engaged, probably one of the coolest things I’ve done!


The Plan: Matt works with my Husband, Tyler. So he knew we created wedding gowns and wanted to do something out of the normal that she would least expect. I asked Melanie to model for a Fashion Editorial I was planning (aka Her Proposal). She was so excited and I asked her if Matt, her boyfriend, would like to model as well. I wanted to completely throw her off so I made it her idea to include him (so sneaky).

On the day of the “shoot” the Photographer, myself and Matt all decided on a cue for him to pop the big question. After we took some styled shoots for my portfolio, we would ask Matt to step in to grab some couple photos. We planned a pose for Matt and Melanie to face each other at a distance and then begin walking towards one another. At this moment Matt would drop to his Knee and ask for Melanie to Marry him! worked! Melanie has NO idea that this Photoshoot was actually a perfectly executed proposal..and of course, She Said Yes!

Check out my Feature on Green Wedding Shoes –> Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 6.21.30 AM


Check out my Feature on BRIDES Magazine! –> Screen Shot 2017-02-01 at 6.24.10 AM

Nordic Fashion Shoot + Proposal from Ian Saunders on Vimeo.


Dress: Chantel Lauren ‘Mae’ Gown in Platinum

Photo: Kenzie Dawn Photography

Film: Ian Saunders

Hair & Make Up: Kali Chris

Florals: The Golden Petal

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