Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this fab engagement shoot of two 1960s lovers Andrea and Rob from WTF4 Photography.
As Andrea and Rob are both fans of the fashion and style of 1960s England (as you can see from their amazing outfits and the inclusion of their much loved Mini and Scooter) photographer Matt wanted to try as much as possible to give their e-shoot that kind of feel. He scouted a number of locations in Swindon (where they live) to find areas that it would not detract from that goal. Matt got some great images from this shoot!
Rob and I met online, I stumbled across his profile and even though I thought “He’s way too cool to be interested in me” I thought I’d try my luck and ‘liked’ his profile (or whatever it is you do on these sites to show interest) and he messaged me back that day, part of the message included a rude joke in response to something I had on my profile…. I knew our sense of humour would work from that moment on!
When we met, I lived in Bristol and Rob in Swindon (about 50 miles away) so we did a lot of travelling back and forth, I’ve almost doubled the mileage on my old classic mini since we met. He was worth all the bouncy trips down the motorway though! 9 months later I moved in (so the car gets a slightly easier time now!)
The day Rob proposed, we went out for Sunday lunch on our 1 year anniversary, to one of our favourite local pubs. Although it was mid-March it was a lovely sunny day so after lunch we sat out in the garden. Rob doesn’t wear a watch, and kept asking me the time every few minutes. It turned out he was trying to wait until it was exactly the time that we had met 1 year before to ask me! I had no idea he was planning it so was totally surprised. I immediately burst into tears, prompting Rob to say “Can you stop crying, people will think I’ve said something horrible to you!” Luckily I was wearing sunglasses so the other pub-goers didn’t notice. I loved that we had just had a life-changing moment and it was just “ours”, everyone else in the pub garden was oblivious.
I can’t say too much as the dress is a secret, but no I didn’t really think about my tattoos – I just chose the style of dress I wanted!
Andrea and Rob’s story is so ace! I can’t wait to see their wedding! Thank you to them both and to Matt at WTF4 Photography for sharing their engagement shoot with Marry Me Ink today!