Taylor and Jens

How We Met

Jens and I have known each other since junior high, we lived in the same town and road the bus together. I thought he was a bit loud and obnoxious, but still cute. After 8th grade, he switched schools. Fast forward to after high school graduation, we reconnected again and went on a date to a drive-in movie. Needless to say, it was love at (second) sight, and we’ve been together ever since.

How He Asked

Jens knows that fall is my all time favorite season, and that if I could choose for it to be fall all year round I would! We are moving from Illinois to Florida this winter, so he kept saying he wanted to make my last fall season in Illinois extra special! This meant pumpkin carving, spooky movies, and fall activities all month long. In the last weekend of October he suggested we go to a new orchard we had never been before, I was all for it obviously! We arrived at Jonamic Orchard around 1, we wandered around exploring and checking out the orchards bakery ( getting ourselves some apple cider doughnuts obviously), before heading to the wine and cider house. We did some tasting of fall flavored wine, which was delicious!

Taylor and Jens's Engagement in Jonamic Orchard, Malta IL

The wine tasting was followed by a corn maze and then some lunch. To end the day he suggested we take a walk through the apple orchard, we walked through the lines of trees, talking about the upcoming move to a different state, and what an adventure it was going to be. We got to the end of the tree line, and he told me how much he loved me and that he couldn’t imagine life without me. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone with a camera, but nothing else mattered because my best friend was down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. I said YES! And became the happiest person in the universe at that moment.

Proposal Ideas Jonamic Orchard, Malta IL

Special Thanks

McKenzie Bigliazzi
Photographer