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Jordan + Ryan Proposal

It's not every day you get to witness, document, and assist in one of the best day's of your bestie's life. On August 14, I had the pleasure of watching Jordan's fairytale unfold on the top of a mountain, camera in hand. From the moment Jordan and Ryan met, I knew it was game over for her. There was such an ease in which they interacted with each other, she was almost unrecognizable to me. (Keep in mind I have known Jordan for over 4 years and have experienced many interactions with the male species ;) ) Something was different with this one. I remember getting off the phone with Jordan after a date they had that ended in their first kiss (yes, Ryan, I know all the details of your love life) and instantly turned to my friend Kelsey and said "they are getting married." I hadn't even met him yet.

Then, this happened.

At this point in time, I was huddled behind a boulder sitting on the edge of cliff, about .2 inches from falling to my death, being eaten by mosquitoes and tears blurring my vision, trying not to blow my cover as Ryan asked for Jordan's hand in marriage.

When Ryan told me what he was planning, I was ecstatic, and wanted to help in any way I could. Luckily for me (and the much needed help of Brad) that meant, climbing a mountain with a cooler full of Bernice's Bakery Cake, sparkling cider, dishes, candles and flowers so that we could set the scene.

Kona had spotted me instantly and proceeded to bark at me for 5 minutes before Jordan even had any idea they were not alone.

It was worth every mosquito bite, horse fly bite and every second of nearly falling off a mountain.

I am so happy my best friend found her soul mate, and I can't wait to see what other life events of theirs I get to document.