March 15, 2020
Oliver proposed to Maddie at the most iconic spot in La Crosse: Grandad’s bluff. Cody and I were posing as nature photographers. Oliver had mentioned going to the bluffs to Maddie multiple times that day. As they walked down the path to the lookout, I’m sure all of our hearts were beating fast!
Flashback to a month prior, when Oliver reached out to me over email. He told me all about his plan to propose to Maddie on their visit to La Crosse. Little did I know that he had already been planning and thinking of this moment for so long! Oliver and Maddie have been together over 6 years! They’ve experienced being in different cities, graduate studies, and more throughout these years together. It is evident that their love for one another is filled with joy.
Cody and I arrived early to the bluffs and practiced looking “normal.” We didn’t have to worry about being recognized, because Maddie didn’t know us, which was helpful! Regardless, we were still feeling those anxious butterflies knowing something big was about to happen!! After we nonchalantly clearing out the lookout, Oliver and Maddie walked past us and Cody and I got into our positions.
We were really trying our best to fit the nature photographer vibe 😉
Grandad’s bluff in La Crosse is such a beautiful spot for a proposal. Looking out over the whole city really gives you a beautiful perspective. Everything feels huge but at the same time so small. I think it makes the perfect spot for the beginning of a marriage story. Oliver and Maddie enjoyed the view, and after Oliver gave us the signal with a sweet hug, he got down on one knee. Maddie immediately gasped and laughed and teared up. She was so excited she said yes and they hugged all without her even putting on the ring yet!
They enjoyed those sweet seconds of bliss afterward. Then, Oliver turned Maddie and pointed us out to her. Surprise! Cody and I were here the whole time capturing each moment! We gave them time to celebrate in the moment together. Afterwards, we captured some sweet photos of them together around the bluff. Enjoy our favorites from this sweet bluff proposal!
Oliver + Maddie, we were honored to be a part of such a special time in your life! Cody and I know that your marriage will surely be full of adventure and joy. We are cheering you on!
xoxo, Andrea and Cody
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