It was hard to contain my excitement over the phone when I received word that Mark needed a photographer to capture his proposal to Mary. Mark and Mary have known each other since their Duke days at York High School, and even though she went to The University of Illinois and he went to Notre Dame, their long distance relationship didn’t hold them back. Seven years later, Mark decided to ask Mary to spend the rest of their lives together!!
Mary thought she was going to a friends birthday party when her sister picked her up that morning, and when they pulled up to the garden by Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst, she was utterly confused. “Just go! Theres a surprise for you” her sister told her, as she walked into the garden confused. Mark, having Mary’s grandmothers diamond cut diamond repurposed into her beautiful ring was hiding in his pocket, as he stood in the middle of the garden. She walked towards him… and well these photos can tell you the rest of the story ;) Try not to tear up, because I certainly did!!