It’s the turn of our Bride-to-be Charlie to tell her proposal and engagement shoot story. It’s a good one!
Charlie & Mark’s Proposal Story
Our proposal story isn’t all that romantic – it probably would have been if I wasn’t so impatient but I have a habit of ruining Mark’s surprises and his lovely plan to propose to me at the Grand Canyon in June 2011 didn’t get a chance to happen.
Cast your mind back to the end of April 2011, a gorgeous couple called Kate and Wills were getting married (you may have heard of them) and Mark was in full blown “Chandler from Friends” mode. Remember when Chandler was trying to throw Monica off the scent of his imminent proposal by pretending he hated marriage? It didn’t go so well for him, Mark thought he could do better, he was wrong. As I mentioned in my intro post, Mark and I lived together as housemates for about a year before getting together, by the time we finally got together we were already best friends and this means that I knew from quite early on that I wanted us to get married, the Royal Wedding MAY have prompted me to go on about it a little too much…
Not long after the Royal Wedding I was still feeling hurt by Mark’s charade, not knowing that he already had a ring (he had taken his late mother’s engagement ring to be re-sized, I can’t describe how touched I was) and spoken to my dad! One Sunday afternoon after he’d pushed his routine just that little bit too far (I’m not proud of this) I got a little over-emotional and did the whole “Well if we both want different things maybe we shouldn’t be together” thing, ten minutes later I was sitting on the sofa and saw Mark on the floor in front of me out of the corner of my eye. All of a sudden he asked me to marry him, at first I thought it was a joke and then I realised that he was on one knee and had a ring box in his hand, my mouth went into perfect O shape! Of course I said yes, and then felt terrible for ruining the plan!
The Engagement Shoot
We booked a pre-wedding engagement shoot with Maria and decided to do it a year to the day before the wedding as a way to celebrate the year-to-go mark. As it was we did it a day early but weather wise that proved to be a lucky decision! We decided to have the shoot in our favourite place in Wales – St. Davids, Pembrokeshire. We had such a fun day, Maria stayed until sunset and took so many beautiful pictures for us and here they are (excuse the hair, it was VERY windy!)
All photos in this post were taken by our very own, award winning Maria Farrelly :) (who did not write this bio herself!) Maria is located in Newport, but is always willing to travel. You can see all posts featuring her photography here.