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Wednesday
Feb182009

A Sweet Proposal: Love, CakeSpy and Marriage

Proposal series
A note from Head Spy Jessie:

By profession, I am an illustrator specializing in portraits of anthropomorphic cupcakes. As such, I'm sure you can imagine the delightfully unusual requests for custom artwork I've gotten: cupcakes and a client's pet being chased by the Sta-Puft marshmallow man; an aggressive cupcake brawl; horror-movie inspired cupcakes--the list goes on and on. 
But last week, I delivered one of my sweetest commissions to date: a series of four paintings to be used as part of a marriage proposal
The first painting showed the happy couple flying into San Francisco for the weekend (shown top);
The second painting showed them having dinner at a fancy restaurant overlooking the Bay Bridge;

Proposal series

The third one showed them in a photobooth at the Musee Mecanique, where the photos coming out showed the actual proposal going on;

Proposal series

And finally, the happy couple back at home and enjoying some pizza at their regular place.

Post-proposal
The artwork was delivered on Friday, and the proposal happened over Valentine's Day weekend; of course (duh!) she said yes, and the couple couldn't be happier. 
I live in a saccharine world for sure--but this one really made me melt like a puddle of ice cream on hot pie. It was such a pleasure to be part of such a sweet moment.

 

Reader Comments (36)

how freakin' cute.must have been a sweet pleasure drawing these up... their kids will love them!

Bren-
flanboyanteats.com

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterBren Herrera

does this guy have a brother??

This is RAD & not just because it features my lovely city!

So cool! Can we see a close-up of the photo strip?

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

this is THE sweetest! how special

February 19 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Bren: Isn't that a lovely thought, looking at them in the future and remembering?

MKE: Haha!! I think a lot of people are wondering that!

Melisser: Isn't it the sweetest proposal??

Joan: You can see a bigger view here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakespy/3290226177/sizes/l/

Donna: Thank you!

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Wow.

Thank you everyone.

I can't tell you in words how perfect and beautiful and serene (etc) that this day was. These pictures capture most of the words that i am trying to say.

Whenever someone comments on Lynnettes ring about how pretty it is, she says "You have no idea"... I think i feel the same way of these pictures.

They capture everything and will always remind me how in love I am, but I have no idea how to explain it.

I guess that is what love is, it something you can't say. A feeling that someone makes you.

Thank you all for the sweet words but thank you mostly to Jessie for making me look at these pictures and feel that feeling every time.

Thanks again everyone,
James - the guy who fell in love with a girl

February 20 | Unregistered CommenterSantiagoOrtega

Wow, you are such a brilliant artist! Such a cute story...

February 20 | Unregistered Commenterjulie desmeules

How sweet (***pun intended :)***)

February 21 | Unregistered CommenterJaimee

oh i ADORE the photobooth one!! whenever i see one, i have the need to go in and take pictures. they're just so fun. :) great work, as always!

February 26 | Unregistered CommenterKim

This made me get all choked up! Congratulations, Lynette :)

March 10 | Unregistered Commenterpaintandink
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