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Dominican Republic Sunrise Beach Proposal: Lynn and Lindsey

Katya Nova Photography

May 25, 2016

Lynn and Lindsey met on Tinder, which they both downloaded as kind of a joke. They texted for about eight months before finally meeting in person. Their first date was taking their “puppy babies” for a walk to a local coffee shop – they didn’t spend a day apart after that meeting.

Top three things Lynn loves about Lindsey: “I love Lindsey’s compassion, strength and determination. She is such a strong woman and she continues to show this to me through her daily life and career. Lindsey’s unconditional love is inspirational and something that I adore.”

Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography

Top three things Lindsey loves about Lynn: “I love Lynn’s generosity, her adventurous and playful spirit, and how understanding she is. Lynn would help a complete stranger without ever judging them. Since we met, my life has become so exciting. Whether it’s a tropical vacation, or just walk with the dogs, we have fun! Lynn has brought so much laughter and passion into my life.”

Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography

Lynn on the proposal: “Omgosh, this was just perfect! With the help of (associate photographer) Tamara, the vision was completely captured in real life. It was even better that Tamara suggested proposing again right after for the pictures sake, and the surprise factor of the ‘real’ ring was magically captured. Perfect, just perfect!”

Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography

Lindsey on the proposal: “I had that gut feeling that something might be going on. Lynn woke me up at 6 a.m. and had a cute outfit and makeup on, which was bizarre because we were on vacation and had been beach bums for days. But I was very surprised when she got down and proposed with my engagement ring. A little backstory on that: We had been burglarized prior to the proposal and my original engagement ring was stolen. So I was under the impression that Lynn was still in the process of getting a new one. The quiet beach, walking barefoot in the sand and the breathtaking view of the ocean made the proposal above and beyond anything I could have expected.”

Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography

Lynn’s most romantic memory is their first date, “just a couple of girls and their dogs, hanging out and getting to know each other.” Lindsey brought Lynn back to her house a year later and proposed to Lynn on the front steps, just solidifying how romantic the walk was the first day.

Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography
Katya Nova Photography

Lindsey’s most romantic memory was the proposal, of course, but also her birthday two years before. Lynn took her to a quaint little place in Minneapolis. She packed a picnic basket with Lindsey’s favorite dessert, key lime pie. They sat on Lindsey’s old front porch while she opened presents and ate dessert. It was so simple and intimate and made Lindsey feel so special.

Lynn and Lindsey found the perfect little barn for their wedding, and plan to tie the knot in October 2017.

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Photographer: Katya Nova Photography // Other Location: Macao Beach

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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