CABVI Couture 2013 was, by all accounts, a resounding success, but plans to outdo the event next year might be tough as this year's closer was a very unexpected proposal.

The event was well organized and well-attended.  Everything went off without a hitch, an unexpected bonus for any first-time event.  But nothing compared to the proposal plans that were kept a surprise from almost everyone.

Kristine Bellino


Phil Farda proposed to his girlfriend, Laura Yakey, who works at CABVI and was one of the models in the show.




Here are photos from the proposal and the event:

Was he nervous?

"The Proposal" and more photos from the event:

 Part One:

 Part Two: