When Che first contacted me, she sent me a link to her amazing blog – indieBerries, where she had blogged the story of how Warren proposed to her in the Drakensberg (South Africa). I read the story and like a real girl – shed a few tears (I love a good proposal story)! The words “romantic” and “takes-your-breath-away” would not do this proposal justice! To summarise (very briefly), Warren (currently based in the UK) had flown over to South Africa to surprise Che (on a weekend away with her family in the Drakensberg) with a proposal over Easter. She was enjoying a spot of star gazing with her family, when out of nowhere Warren appeared, with a handmade sweater (yes he had actually made this himself) and a leatherbound book in which he had written a little story leading up to the proposal. Her family had been in on it all along and had done really well to keep it all under wraps and needless to say Che was absolutely bowled over (photo evidence here on indieBerries) and below:
I love Che’s reaction in the photos – sheer happiness & shock! I think that proposal photos are seriously underrated and wish more couples would have the moment it happens photographed! Having been on the receiving end of such a surprise proposal myself, photos would have captured the moment perfectly, as I had no words!! (except for “YES”!)
So, Che has been spending some time in London with Warren over the last few months and I had the pleasure of doing an Engagement Shoot for them in London. We decided to have a wander around South Bank at sunset and to create a wonderful memory for them together in London, by locking a padlock (“love lock”) onto Hungerford Bridge! The Love locks phenomena is famous all over the world (more so in Paris – click here to see Kate & Andy’s Love locks shoot in Paris) and it has finally come to London! Che & Warren’s padlock was one of the very first ones left on the bridge and I loved capturing the moment when they threw the keys into the river and turned to look at each other with so much love & happiness in their eyes.
We ended off the afternoon with a fun picnic beneath the London Eye with champagne & nibbles and Che & Warren exchanged love letters which they had written to each other to read for the very first time at the picnic.
There was so much love & emotion involved in this shoot and Che & Warren, I had an absolute blast photographing the two of you! I look forward to seeing your wedding photos, which you will no doubt rock! Enjoy the rest of your wedding planning and please stay in touch. Without further ado – here are a few of my favourites from Che & Warren’s London Engagement Shoot at sunset, enjoy!
Click here and pop over to indieBerries to read Che’s lovely blog post on their Engagement Shoot (thanks for the kind words Che!) Che & Warren’s shoot was featured on SouthBound Bride recently – click here to read Gaby’s write up on the shoot & hear more from Che!