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Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.

Engagement :: She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron

My dear, sweet, precious best friend Greta Clark is engaged.  

How do I even begin to share this story?  The tears are already streaming down my cheek and I'm only two sentences in.  I could tell a million stories about how this girl became the best friend a friend could have.  She is just the most real, most tender, most trusted, most precious, most sincere, most giggly, most heart touching person you'll ever meet.  At my recent wedding she took a hold of me and said in my ear "Do you know every person here loves you?  Do you feel all this love?"  And it was just a comment like that from her that reminded me that she is one that I will always keep close.  Because no matter what, she always lets people know that they are loved.

And now, its her turn to feel all the love. 

So I put the bug in Aaron's ear about possibly photographing his propsal and he was all in.  We plotted and schemed secretly for weeks ... months even!  And no one had a clue.  And I am so proud of my secret keeping skills!

Aaron began Saturday morning with a list of instructions for Greta.  And he posted most of it on facebook so everyone was watching the updates to see what would happen next.  He took her to buy her three new charms for her pandora bracelet ... then to her favorite italian place for lunch ... among other surprises.  Little did she know that in the mean time, this little scene was taking place.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

With the help of my mom and a few other magical people ... we prepared a sweet little picnic at Watauga Lake.  The flowers below were done by my friend Stacey with Blooming Earth Flowers.  I caught her that morning at the Market Square Farmer's Market and she just whipped this gorgeous little bouquet right up!  The darling little cuppy cakes were done by my friend Angel Adkins.  They were actually taster samples for the real wedding cake.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Aaron gave me specific instructions to find their "spot" at Watauga Point.  And it was perfectly breezy and the view was lovely.  Ahh ... Watauga Point!

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Yes, he had her blind folded every step of the way!

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

And I hid behind a tree.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

I thought it was so funny and adorable that Aaron promptly stopped to take Greta's picture after he had her in the perfect spot.  If he was nervous ... I certainly couldn't tell.  He didn't miss a beat.  I, on the other hand was shaking like a leaf with excitement,nerves, and tears too of course.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Of course, she said "yes!"

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

My mom took some pictures too ... that's her perspective on the left. 

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Greta heard my camera clicking and discovered me behind the tree.   I might be good at keeping secrets, but I am not the best at hiding.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She showed me her new bracelet charms and then she held her heart when she showed me the ring.  She's said "It feels so good!" 

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Then we took a few minutes to snap some cutie portraits.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

Then my mom and I left so they could share their picnic and take it all in.

She held her heart when she showed me the ring :: Greta and Aaron, Julie Roberts Photography

(pardon the nicknames)

Dear Grettle and Arab ... Words truly can't express how happy I am for both of you.  It was one of my greatest joys to get to be a part of this day.  My heart is just over flowing with love for you both.  Arab, thank you so much for including me and Grettle thank you so much for loving me and always being one of the best friends I could ever have.  You both deserve the happiest, giggliest, trouble free life and I can't wait to see you have it together.  Grettle ... when you walk in a room you already light it up with your joy and your tender heart.  Everyone who knows you falls in love with every little thing about you.  I can not even imagine what a radiant and precious bride you will be.  I hope during this time of engagement and on your wedding day you feel all the love that everyone has for you!  This is such a special time in your life and from the bottomest of my heart I sincerely love you.  xoxo, Judy R. Solomew :)
 

What do you think? Leave me some feedback!

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Aug 20, 2011Sheri B.
ahhh! didn't take all of my comment...I wish Aaron and Greta all the happiness in the world!!
Aug 20, 2011Sheri B.
These are the sweetest pictures I think I have ever seen - I literally have big crocodile tears! I wish Aaron
Aug 15, 2011Melissa Craddock
How wonderful that you were there to capture this special moment for your special friend. Great pictures!! Can't wait to see the wedding pics! =)
Aug 2, 2011Sharonne
I am So Excited for you Butterfly Girl! I told you in February that something Great would happen for you!! I Love You so. Maggie sends Aunt Greta lots of Hugs ande Kisses. Thanks Julie for sharing their special momment.
Aug 2, 2011Claire
SO EXCITED for her!!! Congratulations, Greta! What a special thing to have these beautiful photographs to remember the day. LOVE! Julie, you're AMAZING. :)
Aug 2, 2011Brooke
These pictures are wonderful! Can't wait to see how beautiful Greta will be in the wedding photos. Greta is a gem and I can tell Aaron realizes this. So happy for this sweet couple.
Aug 1, 2011brandy
I always thought that when Greta found the person she was going to marry that he better be worthy of Greta's big love. I can tell that Aaron makes her sparkle with happiness. I love it and I love every detail of these photos!
Aug 1, 2011greta
Judy (jewels, aka Julie) your pictures are so sweet but your words are the sweetest. I am so honored to have been a part of your special day and even more to have you a part of mine. I will always have these pictures in a special place but just having you a part, I'll hold in my heart for ever.
Aug 1, 2011Karen Thompson
Thank you for posting these GREAT photos and story! You truly know Greta and what a lovely person she is-so much like her mom! I am so happy she has found someone like Aaron to share her life with. He is such a great guy! Wishing them all the happiness in the world!
Aug 1, 2011Melinda and Bobby
How special for us to share this beautiful day with our dear friend "Gretel." We love you and are so happy for you and Aaron.
Aug 1, 2011Holly Smith
that was so close to where luke asked me to marry him...Good place!...I'm so excited for Greta, congrats swan!
Aug 1, 2011Tenika
OH MY!! I'm all tears and joy right now! If I weren't at work I would be bawling like a baby. :) I am beyond thrilled for Greta! I don't know Aaron yet but this makes me love him for loving Greta so extravagantly. Julie- what a beautiful gift you gave them...simply perfect! :)
Aug 1, 2011Sondra
Julie (and Greta and Aaron) . . . this is so beautiful! Love it! They will treasure these portraits so much! And I am sure Greta treasures your kind words and writing. P.S. Congrats to you, Greta and Aaron!
Aug 1, 2011Nick
Ain't that sweet!!! I'm verklempt!!!
 

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