This afternoon we are getting lost in Lavender.
Clare and James met when they were 17, fast forward and they are planning their countryside wedding. They headed to Mayfield Lavender for their utterly dreamy engagement shoot. There really are no words. So beautiful.
Thanks so much to Murray Clarke Photography for sharing his wonderful images this afternoon.
Clare told me; “Jim and I met when we were at school – I first noticed him in our English class, where he was giving a talk on how to build a nuclear missile…!! We’ve been together since we were 17 and, despite studying at different universities, have now built a life together in London.”
“The proposal was incredible- we were on a camping trip travelling around Northern Italy and there were 3 days he’d organised that I didn’t know about. We bowled up to the most beautiful villa, Villa Bellpogio in Loro Ciufenna, where he proposed. We spent the next 3 days going around vineyards and being taught how to cook authentic Italian cuisine – it was perfect.”
Sarah and Chris had a long distance relationship for 9 months; with Sarah living in New York and Chris living in France. But they set up home in Glasgow where Chris popped the question at the Botanic Gardens. They headed back there for their rainy romantic engagement shoot, which I just adore.
Lets savour the love.
Thanks so much to Anna Urban for sharing her atmospheric images this afternoon.
“Chris and I knew each other from school but it wasn’t until 2008 when I was living in New York that we got to know each other again. Chris came to America on holiday with a friend and we decided to meet up for 4th July weekend…and the rest is history as they say! We started a long distance relationship with me being in New York for another 9 months and Chris living in France. (There were a lot of expensive phone bills!) Eventually we both moved to Glasgow where we stayed for a few years and this is also where Chris proposed.”
If you are stuck in the office this afternoon clock watching, then have a little escapism to the coast with me.
Tom and Lucy went to school together but didn’t get together for a couple of years after, fast forward to a Paris proposal and Tom and Lucy are planning their wedding for next week! Ekk.
I so love these gorgeous images of Tom serenading Lucy in the beautiful spot of Kimmeridge, Perbeck. Delightful….
Thanks so very much to Peppermint Love Photography for sharing these lovely photographs this afternoon.
“We both went to the same primary school together, but didn’t really know each other that well. We started chatting after we left school – usually bumping into each other in nightclubs! After a couple of years, I eventually had the guts to ask for her number.”
This engagement shoot is so full of love and pretty ideas that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you all.
Kayleigh and Andrew headed to Glangrwyney Court, where they are getting married next week. I so love their love story and how special their wedding plans sound. Be sure to check out the pretty blooms and the sweet bicycle too :-)
Thanks so much to the utterly fabulous Gemma Willliams for sharing her images with us today.
Kayleigh: “We first met 18 years ago when our families became friendly while on holiday in Newquay, West Wales. I was 9, Andrew was 12 (we have actual video footage!). Our families met up for some years at Christmas time but soon lost touch, despite living only 10 minutes away from each other.”
“Years later, one evening, I was out with my friends at our local pub to find twenty year old Andrew working behind the bar. I just couldn’t resist his piercing blue eyes and cheeky grin and we soon started dating and became a couple. Eight years on, waking up on Christmas Day, in our own little cottage, Andrew got down on one knee and popped the question. He presented a beautiful, bespoke, vintage style engagement ring. He told me it was the ring I’d fallen in love with earlier that summer in a small jewellers while on holiday in Weymouth. It was so romantic!
We revisited the jewellers a year later to purchase our wedding bands. The wedding plans soon flew into full swing in January that year, booking the first wedding venue we visited, the stunning “Glangrwyney Court” in Crickhowell.”
One of my absolute favourite things ever is Cherry blossom. When those first tentative buds start to blossom they just make my heart skip a beat. Add to this one super loved up couple, a barefoot bride to be and some serious style and you may just have the perfect recipe for an engagement shoot.
Kim and Lewis fell for one another in the office and are now planning a gorgeous sounding wedding combining their Australian and Welsh heritage.
Thanks so very much to SilverStar Photographic for sharing these beautiful images today.
From Kim “Lewis and I refer to our story as one of pure serendipity. Having moved from Australia and struggling to find decent work, I had decided to move to Newcastle in a weeks time to live with friends. In the week before I was due to leave I caught up with a friend of whom I worked with in Dubai, he introduced me to one of his business associates who was also out that night and who happened to be in desperate need of a person with my qualifications. Long story short I was given the job, cancelled for newcastle plans and instead started a weeks training in one of the company’s many branches. Low and behold, Lewis was an employee in that office. I still remember the many faces that came and introduced themselves to me but he looked at me and passed by without a word muttered. I thought he was gorgeous to look at but clearly too stuck up to introduce himself to a newbie and he ‘ apparently’ was too taken by me to fathom a hello. We both laugh now at my message to my best friend saying ‘ pretty sure a Greek god is working in this office’. Lewis eventually redeemed himself by turning on his charm and we went for drinks the following Saturday… The rest as they say, is history!”
“Lewis, contrary to my first encounter, has never been one to seek the attention of others. His proposal was just for us and was perfectly natural. It was a Thursday night ( I suspected nothing) in our London home and I was sat arranging our finances and paying our bills when he asked me to join him on the sofa. In some fruitful words, which I will water down, I told him I was clearly busy. But he insisted so I gave in. What he said didn’t feel scripted or rehearsed, which makes me feel it was from his heart and as a man of tradition and old world charm, he got down on one knee and presented me with what is now my engagement ring. I wear this ring with complete joy and pride. Lewis often retells our proposal of how he wanted it to be when we were most ourselves. Me in my tracksuit. our two dogs running around and not a care in the world. It was perfect. The kebab we ordered following the excitement was also incredible.”