Surprise Proposal at the Shelburne Inn

June 22, 2021

Vermont surprise proposal

Early last month, I received the following inquiry:

Ethan had been envisioning a perfect surprise proposal at the Shelburne Inn in Shelburne Farms. He and Andrea met in college (they were in rivaling a cappella groups, which yes, should be a movie plot) and lost touch. Years later when the stars aligned, they finally went on a date and haven’t looked back since.

Ethan was nervous but excited to pop the question. He was almost giddy when we spoke on the phone to go over details. Andrea’s friends Frankie and Chris helped him pull off the perfect moment. They even set up a private champagne table, which was an elegant touch to the evening. I hid, pretending to be one of the many photographers who visit the Shelburne Inn, and caught the proposal on camera.

The moment was beautiful. The immensely popular setting was unusually quiet despite the gorgeous weather. Andrea and Ethan had the waterfront vista to themselves, and the sunset that followed was absolutely perfect. Ethan and Andrea’s elation was contagious.

I was so thrilled to be part of this incredible moment! Congratulations to these two lovebirds, and MAJOR props to Ethan for pulling off a gorgeous surprise proposal at Shelburne Farms.


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