Who doesn’t love the incredibly sweet and oh-so-in-love couple from Pixar’s adorable movie, UP?! Well, Steve new that his own favorite girl – Janel – happened to be a huge fan of this love story, so he decided to use it as the inspiration for a creative wedding proposal “adventure” of their own… SO fun!
Steve enlisted the help of The Yes Girls to help him pull off this surprise wedding proposal while the couple was on vacation in Las Vegas, and – from the signature balloon bouquet and Paradise Falls references to their own Adventure Book and fondant-topped cupcakes inspired by elements of the movie – it’s safe to say they did things up right! Oh… and i bet you already guessed this, but just to confirm… she said YES! ;)
ENGAGEMENT DETAILS, as told by The Yes Girls…
“Are you ready for a whole lot of adorableness?! Steve decided he would propose to Janel on her favorite holiday, Halloween, but his marriage proposal was not what you may think. There were no creepy ghosts in this proposal, but rather one the cutest Disney love stories brought to life. With a little research and relationship intel from Steve – an event professional himself and owner of Willie Fun Events – The Yes Girls had the pleasure of assisting him create and plan this amazing marriage proposal!
Pixar’s UP is Janel’s favorite story of true love as it reminds her of her grandparent’s romance. Steve chose their favorite Las Vegas hotel to pop the big question, bringing her favorite story to life. The proposal was beautifully captured by Tara Romasanta Photography. Janel and Steve will get married on her grandfather’s 95th birthday – July, 20th 2013.
Janel was kind enough to answer a few questions about A their marriage proposal. We figured we should get her side of the story to see if the proposal really got the stamp of approval from the female’s perspective! It’s fun to read how perfect the marriage proposal really was in her eyes:
1. You and Steve have been together for awhile now, could you tell he was up to something?
I knew we’d get engaged before Christmas. Christmas and New Years were too cliche. Halloween was perfect, it is my favorite holiday!
2. What was your favorite part/element of the proposal?
I loved all the intricate details. Everything was perfect. Everything matched down to the chairs. If I have to chose one element, I think it was the theme. Up! truly is my favorite love story. I also loved that we got photos taken by a photographer as it happened. Photos are key for capturing the moment! It was also great that Steve bought me my favorite shoes just in time for the big moment, Louboutins!
3. Did the proposal meet your expectations of what you hoped your proposal would be one day?
Absolutely. Everything was perfect. The location was our favorite location/hotel. You captured my favorite movie and brought it to life! I feel like my reaction was a bit subdued, but I was truly shocked at the presentation and all the detail. It was simply lovely and magical.”
– Couple: Janel Mayer & Steven Rader of Willie Fun Events
– Proposal Planner: The Yes Girls Events
– Photography: Tara Romasanta Photography
– Cupcakes: Caked Las Vegas
– Video: Willie Fun Events
– Venue: Palms Place Hotel, Las Vegas
– Engagement Announcements: Little Toad
P.S. For more UP themed party inspiration, check out this adorable birthday party too!