Toby and Sarah | Marriage Proposal in San Marcos Springs
How We Met – by the photographer: Toby’s sister was invited to a wedding and needed a date, as her husband was unable to attend with her. When his sister asked him to go, Toby agreed. At the wedding, Toby spotted the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen and leaned over to his sister to whisper: “I’m going to marry that girl” as he pointed to Sarah. Later that night, the two met, hit it off, took their first picture together, and started dating. Now, Toby has been proven correct in his call at the very first sight of Sarah: They’re married!
How He Asked – by the photographer: Sarah had a client cancel on them last minute. They had driven from Houston that morning for two different client meetings and the second one canceled. As they continued driving, he read aloud a sign that advertised Glass Bottom Boat tours not far from them. She pondered the thought for a moment before he reminded her that she had once told him they needed to “plan to be more spontaneous.” Sarah smiled inside knowing that most girls would LOVE to have a guy like her Toby: one who wants to be more spontaneous with their girl. He called for directions and they were on their way to a spontaneous trip that only happened because a client freed up their time with a last minute cancellation.
After Toby paid for the 1:30PM tour, they made their way to the boats. The tour started and they both looked over the edge in the middle to look into the crystal clear waters of San Marcos Springs.
When they saw divers under the boat, the driver explained that various research goes on pretty often at the springs so the scuba divers were a fairly normal occurrence. Some even get as much entertainment from people watching from under the boats as the people in the boats get from fish-watching.
Well, the divers kept getting closer and closer to the boat. More than that, they were carrying a weird tube that she couldn’t place as something needed for research. As it unfolded, she was able to read words on it – including her name…
As she continued to watch the divers, she was finally able to fully read the sign that ended with “…will you marry me?!?”
She took one look at her grinning boyfriend and immediately leaped onto him in a bear hug that anyone looking at could only assume to be a YES!
This, please remember, was all BEFORE he even had a chance to pull out the ring. After a sweet moment of hugs, kisses, smiles, and multiple “yes”es, Toby got down on one knee and asked Sarah to marry him.
After waving to the divers, who had emerged with the sign to congratulate the newly engaged lovebirds, Toby told Sarah that he had one last surprise for her. He pointed over to the other boat on the water that also had only two people on it: her wedding photographers who were present to capture the whole scenario for them to remember forever.
They jumped off the boat to a group of people who were in on Toby’s secret. Not only had the client meeting cancellation been planned, he had already paid for the tickets weeks in advance (although they did charge his card one penny, to make it look like a real transaction). His call for directions was really to let the crew know that he and Sarah were only 15 minutes out. The 1:30PM cruise was not running that day, but they made an exception for Sarah and Toby AND got the best boat drivers available for the VERY FIRST proposal to ever happen on (and under) the water at San Marcos Springs. Every detail of the day was thought about weeks in advance so that Toby could ask Sarah (who kept guessing when it was coming) and take her by surprise!
Photography by: Eureka Photography