Geoff & Erika | Conrad Weiser Homestead Engagement
I’d be lying if I said that I’m not super excited about this couple and their July wedding! Erika and Geoff are incredibly sweet and fun, and we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Erika and her family through our church for quite some time. In fact, Erika is my best friend’s cousin. I met up with them at the Conrad Weiser Homestead last weekend for their engagement session, and we spent an hour wandering around the grounds of the Homestead and chatting about their wedding, Erika’s bridal shower, and their plans for married life!
Erika and Geoff got engaged in Pratts Falls Park near Syracuse, New York, and Geoff totally surprised Erika!
Totally surprised me! I thought he was terrible at keeping secrets…turns out he was playing me the whole time. He would tell me details of what he was “planning” so in my head I thought the only logical time he would propose was at New Years since we switch every other weekend to travel to each other. The weekend of December 12th we were in Syracuse (that’s where Geoff lives) and his sisters were also visiting for the weekend which was totally normal. That Saturday, Geoff and I went apartment shopping (since we knew we would be getting engaged soon) and the whole day I was wondering why he ran through a stop sign, was a little flustered, parked his truck and got out of it without turning it off. Thought he was just having an off day. Then we go to the park to walk around and we were meeting his sisters there. This is totally something we would normally do, so I didn’t think anything of it. Then we walked around “waiting” for his sisters and waiting for a family to leave the bottom of the falls (didn’t know why that was necessary). We started walking down to the bottom of the water fall, where Geoff had hid a geocache a week before at three spots on the trail. Each one he pointed out to me, but we’ve randomly stumbled across geocache before so again, I didn’t think anything of it. Then at the bottom of the waterfall there was one last geocache container behind the tree. There was a note. I had my back to him. I read the note which said “will you marry me?” and as I turned around to look at Geoff he was down on one knee with the ring out! And of course I said yes!
We are so excited for Erika & Geoff’s wedding this summer at the Brandywine Manor House! Check out their sweet engagement session from the Conrad Weiser Homestead…
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