LOVE LETTERS – Alex & Mick’s Woodland Engagement Shoot

Today on Marry Me Ink, I thought I’d start the week off with this gorgeous couple from Daz Mack Photography. Alex and Mick had the engagement shoot whist taking their dogs out for a walk – It’s super cute! They both took the time to tell me about their time together and plans for their upcoming wedding.

We met in my then local pub, watching the boxing. I spied Mick across a snooker table, saw his joker smile (back before he grew in the beard) and knew I had to try and seduce him. Oh so slick, I chatted him up and bragged about my upcoming business and gave him a card. Later on he came around to find me and give me the card back – “I’m sure you’re a nice lass but some other blokes have just been showing me the exact same calling card. Maybe some other time.” (I’d been drunkenly throwing them around at the bar in an attempt to look impressive and boorish). I was devastated, I ran out after him but he had already gone. 

Three days later I got a cheeky text message, letting me know he’s played a dog’s trick and already had put my number in his phone before he returned the card. “Have you been thinking about me?”. It’s been 5 years of pranking, teasing and generally trying to get the upper-hand ever since.

One day, we’d said we would go into town for late night Christmas shopping but I had a nightmare of a day at work and wasn’t feeling the holiday vibe. I got home and he was dressed to the nines and ready to head out – despite my best efforts to cause a row and keep us at home to do it another night – so off we went.

He walked me up and down the high street under the lights, we got festive drinks to go and he soon warmed me around. “There’s a reason I wanted so badly to come into town tonight, ” he said, dropping on bended knee under the town clock.  “Are you kidding me–?” I stammered, feeling like a right shrew.

“Yeah!” Fastening his shoe lace and jumping back up, “I need you to show me what you want for Christmas because I haven’t a clue.” And he marched me around town a bit more before taking my hands unexpectedly. “I really did want to come down here for a reason. I’ve tried to think of ways to dress it up, started songs and half-finished poems but– I love you Alex and you would make me unbelievably happy if you said you’d be my wife. Will you?”

I don’t think I actually said words at first, just squealed and nodded myself dizzy. We had an audience and a woman came running over to bundle us in a huge hug and congratulated us right away! No idea who she was!

After that he took me to South Park and it was just us two. We lit a floating lantern together and made many more promises and plans, sipped the champagne he had hidden on the backseat and then we went for tapas. 

I am absolutely going to be showing my tattoos on the wedding day! A Bardot neckline to frame my shoulder tattoo and a tea-length hem I can flip around to show off my inky pins. Its very hard not to book in more work now that I know where will have the most impact in my dress! We’re also trying to convince our favourite tattooist to do our wedding bands.

How brilliant is Alex and Mick’s story?!! I cannot wait to see their wedding – Thank you to them both and to Daz Mack Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink.

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