David Welch


Say Yes: Brooke + Brandon

Brandon Rigolini is constantly surprising his girlfriend Brooke Dukes. During their four years together he has sprung upon her sleigh rides, ski lessons, and horseback rides. So when Brandon told Brooke he had a surprise in store while the pair vacationed on the Vineyard this past summer, it didn't seem out of the ordinary.

In reality, though, Brandon had several surprises up his sleeve. First up: a visit to the Edgartown Lighthouse where two alpacas from Island Alpaca Company were waiting for them. Next came reserved use of the lighthouse, where Brandon had set up a table with a picture of the couple and their dog, a rose, and champagne. It was there that Brandon really surprised Brooke by dropping to one knee and asking her to marry him. To top it off, Brandon had asked photographer David Welch to capture the moment via drone. The couple is planning a fall 2019 Island wedding.