As Jon unexpectedly knocked on the side entrance door, Albina's friends scrambled and positioned themselves for the big reveal. The door opened and the birthday girl was greeted with a loud "SURPRISE!," laughter and a round of hugs. Just as Albina thought the surprise was over, a two-piece Mariachi band arrived and played a few songs while she and Jon danced as promised.
The rest of the night included preparation of a delicious 3-course meal, a gold sequin photo booth, so many speeches I lost count, and wine. Lots and lots of wine.
The next few photos were taken while Jon told a story that involved his friend Drew, a grill, and a raccoon. I'll let your imagination fill in the blanks.
Amazing hot pink & gold red velvet cake by Chelsweets
I love being in on a surprise! If you're planning a surprise party, proposal or elopement, contact me to see if I'm available to document your day!