Before you log off for the weekend, i have the sweetest proposal story to share :-)
Alex and Francesca decided to reenact their beautiful proposal story for their engagement session… what a beautiful idea!! With such a romantic message in a bottle proposal how could you not decide this.
I simply adore these images, and i shall imagine the gorgeous couple will do too for a long time to come. Thanks so much to the amazing South Wales based wedding photographer, photoTOM photography for sharing her images today.
I shall leave you with the beautiful bride Francesca to tell us all about her gorgeous proposal :-)
“Alex and I originally started dating in January 2010 after meeting through mutual friends on New Years Eve. After 9 amazing months, on September the 15th, Alex surprisingly proposed to me at a local beach in Gower, called Pwlldu.
On that day, he asked me to go for a quick walk before eating tea together so we set off and enjoyed the afternoon sun. However, unknown to me, he had already been down the beach with his best mate to set up the whole proposal plan.
As we got to the cliff edge I realised I was too hungry to carry on and I tried to persuade Alex to go back but strangely he insisted on carrying on walking all the way down to the beach below. As we walked I noticed Alex going strangely quiet and I couldn’t quite understand why. All sorts of reasons were going through my head including the darkest scenarios! We carried on walking and eventually got to a small section of beach. I knew something was coming. With that, Alex pointed at the sand saying ‘‘what’s that?’’ We both looked down and saw an old bottle protruding from the sand. I was intrigued! We both started digging in the sand and eventually I found a little bottle, took out the cork and unravelled the scroll. It contained a love message with a small question mark at the end….CHESS WILL YOU MARRY ME?
Alex then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him….I was in utter shock but didn’t hesitate and said yes straight away. I didn’t need to think about it, it felt so right. At that point a small cheer went up from a small group sitting on the beach. Although Alex intended for the beach to be empty after he went home to collect me a family sat in that area. Luckily the best man was on hand to inform them what was going to happen and the family kindly moved and promised to keep the secret.
After I said yes, Alex pulled out a ring which was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen! I felt so special and thought things couldn’t get any better……!!! We slowly started to walk back up the hill and my stomach was seriously rambling although I guess I didn’t care too much at that point!. As we got to the top of the cliff I saw a tent which looked suspiciously familiar… It was set up overlooking the beach and the sun was just about setting.
As we got closer I realised there was a part two of the proposal and everything clicked. Alex pulled me over to the tent which was decorated with candles and inside was a wicker picnic basket and bottle of champagne!! I later found out the best man was guarding the tent whilst we were down on the beach and he managed to hide when he saw us walking back up the hill.
We both crawled inside the tent and looked over the cliffs and sea whilst sipping our champagne. Eating and drinking until the sun went down we talked about our exciting future together.
After couple of hours, almost being attached by wild horses (they must have smelled the food?) we packed up camp and made our way back home to tell our parents. Instantly we made frantic phone calls and texts to tell everyone our exciting news! It was a perfect night and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Pwlldu Beach will always be special to us, it felt so right going back there for our engagement session.”
How did your beau propose to you? I’d love to hear your engagement stories :-) xoxo
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