Dustin & Mary's Surprise Proposal - Yanako Sushi, Manayunk, Pennsylvania

May 27, 2017

I absolutely love proposals! There is a lot of work that goes into making your proposal happen, and it is ALL worth it. Dustin wanted to propose to Mary at Yanako Sushi which is on Main Street in Manayunk, Pennsylvania. After scoping out the restaurant a few nights before, we had the plan set! Mary and Dustin strolled in around 7pm and were lead to the upstairs seating area of Yanako Sushi. The minutes before they arrived I had complete butterflies as I was just so excited for what was about to happen. As soon as she walking into the area, she saw rose petals leading up to their table and it hit her what was about to happen. Dustin said some sweet words to her and got down on one knee. For the next 20ish minutes, they relished the moment while I captured some images of them enjoying their saki shots and champagne. Mary's family then arrived while Yunk had a lovely sushi dinner based of a custom menu Dustin requested they make. I snapped some more images, wished my congratulations again, and then said my goodbye's. Little did Mary know, I was only walking a block down to Goat's beard which is also on Main Street in Manayunk, Pennsylvania. There, Dustin with the help of Mary's sister Trisha and friend Jessica, organized a group of their friends to be waiting in a decorated room upstairs for Mary's arrival. Anxiously awaiting again, Mary walked into her second surprise that evening. Below are some of the amazing moments Mary and Dustin shared together with family and friends. They are both over the moon to be engaged, and I am so happy for you both! 
















Here is the custom menu I designed for the proposal at Dustin's request! He came up with all the names of the entrees, how adorable?!



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