Dubuque Ice Cream Parlor Engagement Session | Emily + Brad

The Proposal

Emily & Brad gathered with family & friends to celebrate Brad graduating with his Masters earlier that day. They decided to get everyone together at Mac’s Tavern, in Davenport. It was the place where they had their first date. Their number one favorite spot for dinner & a drink during college. It was a natural fit for Brad’s big night. Little did Emily know, he had been planning this dinner for some time… *hint* it was not just to celebrate his graduation.

Brad stood up and started to thank everyone for coming, and for the support they had shown. As he got to Emily he got down on one knee and popped the question. Emily described the proposal as, “Perfect in every way possible.”

Planning the Engagement Session

During planning for their engagement session, Emily had said she wanted the pictures to be relaxed and capture her & Brad’s love, while having fun at the same time. Yes! Music to my ears, that really sums up how I’d like every engagement session to be. Since the two of them also love all things ice cream, we decided starting their session at an ice cream parlor would be super fun. These two happened to know just the spot, Ice Cream U Scream, located right on Main Street in Dubuque. We ended their session with some gorgeous golden light at the Mines of Spain. So, yeah, it was pretty perfect. Make sure to scroll down to read more about their love story!

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{3 words to describe Brad, by Emily}

funny, down to earth, caring

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{3 words to describe Emily, by Brad}

caring, thoughtful, genuine

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I knew I wanted to spend forever with my love when…

Emily: “I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him the moment we started talking and getting to know each other. He is truly my other half.”

Brad: “I knew I always to spend forever with Emily as our relationship continued to grow. The longer we were together, the more I fell in love with her. Once we bought a house together, that solidified our future together even more!”

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What is something you both have in common?

Emily: “We both love to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.”

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What part of the wedding are you looking forward to most?

Emily: “The ceremony in the fact that he will become my husband. But we love to dance and have fun so we cannot wait for the reception!”

Brad: “Watching her walk down the aisle in her dress, saying “I do” to one another, and celebrating the day and night with our closest friends and family.”

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What is a fun fact/something people might not guess about your fiancé?

Emily: “”Ummm….he’s pretty open about what he likes/doesn’t like but yet can be an introvert at times.”

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These two are tying the knot tomorrow & I couldn’t be more excited!! Follow along on Instagram to see some behind the scenes from their big day!

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