When photographers Jess and Andy got the call about this hot air balloon proposal they were over the moon! They helped Mike plan out details, such as where to propose and how, and will be sharing some of these tips with us on the blog throughout future posts!
One thing Mike and Kiran learned about hot air balloons is that they are very vulnerable to wind and rain. And in this case, the hot air balloon was unable to lift off after two attempts and a change in launch location. So if you are planning a hot air balloon proposal, bear this in mind and have a backup plan ready!
In this case, we were able to catch a break from the rain at the second location, so while Jess and Andy hid out, Mike took Kiran to go check out the balloon. OK Ballooning was oh so kind as to inflate it for as long as they could. When Mike dropped a knee and the cameras when into action, the photos were so vibrant because of the beautiful array of colours behind them!
Mike kept this entire proposal a complete surprise from his girlfriend. They planned a trip with friends to the Okanagan from Vancouver. And one of the guys in their group “arranged a hot air balloon ride to surprise his girlfriend!”. He invited Mike and Kiran to join in on the surprise early the next morning.
So when Kiran awoke she literally thought they were helping a friend out. But their friends never showed, and just as Kiran was starting to get concerned they were lost, Mike sprung into action. Jess and Andy had arrived early and were hiding behind vehicles or bushes, so nothing seemed unordinary. This is how you do it right!
Because of the wind and rain, the happily engaged couple left the balloon behind and drove with their photographers to a nearby park overlooking the city of Kelowna. Andy and Jessica photographed a mini session with them there. What a perfect way to end off a great morning!
PROPOSAL PLANNING TIP: Hire a photographer! This may seem obvious, but it’s so often forgotten. Just do it!www.jessica-andy.ca
Congratulations Mike and Kiran! The Okanagan is a perfect proposal and engagement destination. We highly recommend it!
If you are planning to propose somewhere unique, JessAndy Weddings can help you out! CONTACT US for planning assistance.