It was early in 2015 when they first met. They had been chatting online when he mentioned one day that was going to see a movie. She mentioned that all her friend had seen it and loved it. “I asked him to let me know what he thought of it and that’s when he asked if I wanted to come with him. With butterflies in my stomach, I accepted his invitation and he actually picked me up that day.” They went out to eat beforehand and then walked to the theater. “We had the best conversations. It wasn’t at all awkward. There was never more than a minute of silence.” After spending the evening together, she remembers sitting on her couch that night “giggling like a little school girl. That’s when I knew he was special.”
It was so much fun to photograph Gideon and Lindsay’s bond last week at the Palisades! They have a sweet, tender love that is so special to witness. If you’ve been around them, you know just how wonderful they are together.
Gideon surprised Lindsay with his proposal right before their one year anniversary. “We planned a trip to Des Moines the weekend before our anniversary to celebrate. We made reservations at a fancy Italian restaurant and before that, Gideon wanted to show me Gray’s Lake. He wouldn’t tell me where we were going and it made me so frustrated! It was freezing that night and me eyes were watering, my nose was running, and I wondered why in the heck he’d chosen that night of all nights to show me this lake. I was ruining his special plans by complaining. While we were walking, I realized he wasn’t standing next to me anymore. When I turned around, I saw him down on one knee. He asked me to marry him and I didn’t believe him! It felt so surreal! The bitter cold disappeared and all that I saw was him. Nothing else mattered. We kissed and hugged and then he looked at me and said, ‘So is that a yes?’ I then said yes a thousand times. To think I could have ruined such a beautiful night with my bad attitude.”
One of my favorites from the evening!
Lindsay & Gideon, I’m so excited for you to be married and can’t wait to celebrate with you next spring!