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Bilson took a bold move to prepare this prewedding shoot even before the proposal. He had to complete the elaborate task within a year, but it surely was worth the one of a kind experience of giving his future wife the surprise of a lifetime.
Anni once mentioned that she didn't want a prewedding photo shoot, instead, she preferred to go on a trip and have their friends take their pictures. Bilson took that as a cue to call in his best friend Andreas, a photographer for Cappio Photography, to take their prewedding photos on what was supposed to be a trip for Anni and her girlfriends.
"When Anni arrived in London, Natalia and Felly who flew along asked her to come to a restaurant to enjoy their first dinner in UK, when they arrived and been seated at where the restaurant manager taking them to, I popped out outside the window and ask her to come out," Bilson reminisced the sweet story.
The photoshoot was essentially a trip for this 7-year couple. They took pictures in many sites all over Britain from snowy mountain tops to historical bridges and were photographed, styled, and made up, all by their peers. With the presence of their closest friends, they made it to complete multiple pictures, in different styles from gowns to preppy English style. The end of winter created a calming and casually elegant nuance to their album. Despite the semi-impromptu nature of the surprise pre-wedding session, they managed to create a fantastic album with pictures ranging from romantic, edgy to classic ones.
"We had fun and enjoyed every moment of it and when we saw the result it's exactly what we want it to be. That's his way to make me happy and I'm very grateful for that," said Anni about what she thought of the trip. Not only that the prewedding trip was wonderful in itself, it was beyond what Anni expected from going to the United Kingdom with her friends. As an added bonus, the sweet surprise is now turned into a prewedding album to remember for a lifetime.