Rafia + Ayub are Engaged!
Ayub contacted me to arrange a surprise proposal to his long time girlfriend, Rafia. He was traveling to town from Chicago and picked the Japanese Gardens in Rockford as THE location for his proposal because of Rafia's love of gardens and parks. And this park is nothing short of a stunning background for a proposal! Ayub's plan involved having Rafia's cousin, Aiyosha, pretend the two cousins were traveling to a work party out of town. When arriving to the park, the two were guided by a park attendant to the intimate pond strolling garden. Here Rafia found her prince awaiting with a floral bouquet and a gorgeous emerald cut engagement ring. In a private setting, Ayub asked and Rafia said YES! and the crowds watching from across the pond cheered on with well wishes for the newly engaged couple!
Here are a few of my favorites of the couple. Congratulations on your engagement, Ayub and Rafia!