Perhaps this morning you are having a lazy Saturday morning lie in with your loved one? Well I think this is the perfect, relaxed and dreamy viewing to ease you into the weekend :-)
Valentina and Federico headed to Giardino Lilla, nestled in the beautiful Italian countryside for their gorgeous engagement session. Think informal cool attire, hazy light and romance…
Thanks so much to Serena Cevenini for sharing her images today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“I discovered “Il giardino lilla” browsing on the internet and I immediately knew I had to go there with one of my couples. Giardino Lilla is a lavender field farm run by a beautiful family that one day decided to change their lifestyle and import a piece of Provence here in Italy.Valentina and Federico were the perfect couple for this session, they wanted to shoot their engagement in the nature, together with their super cute Labrador dog. Valentina totally nailed the session with her outfit and her straw hat, she really looked like a beautiful French girl – not to mention her gorgeous engagement ring. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding that will take place in a old house in the country, with a dog friendly area, of course.”
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.”