Category Archives: Engagements

Love Letters – Leah & Andy’s Great Gatsby Engagement Shoot

Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you this gorgeous themed engagement shoot from Luna Photographie. They had the cutest Great Gatsby themed shoot in the woods and on the beach – I can’t wait for you to hear their story!

Andy and Leah met their sophomore year of college in an English class. They just happened to sit next to each other, and their professor warned the class that they may be sitting next to a future spouse. Little did they know, they were!

Andy asked Leah out every semester, but she said no until their senior year. He took Leah to an Italian restaurant and ice skating. It was then Leah realised Andy was the man of her dreams. 

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Tea, Cake & The Engagement Shoot – Lisa & Adam

The first engagement shoot of 2017 is filled with my favourite things – Tea and cake (and also gorgeous tattoos!) I’ll let Lisa tell you all about Adam’s perfect proposal and afterwards they had their engagement shoot in  Llangollen – a town full of vintage wares and the idyllic “Vintage Rose Tea Room” with Abigail Joan Photographer.

Adam and I decided to book a weekend away together for our one year anniversary in October of 2015. We wanted something different so headed off to spend a few days glamping in a beautiful yurt in Cumbria. 

On the first night, we settled into our new surroundings and lit a campfire. Toasting marshmallows and playing board games, it was a refreshing change from our usual technology-filled evenings. Our yurt was located by the lake and was so peaceful. 

Later that night, we got comfy in our hideaway and snuggled up under blankets. It was then that Adam asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! He presented me with a beautiful vintage art deco engagement ring and I fell in love with him just a little more after that! (I jest of course, but it was a stunner) 

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Love Letters – Edward Scissorhands Inspired Garden Engagement Shoot

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Kristy and Spiryt’s engagement shoot from Alexis Schwallier Photography. Taken in these gorgeous Tim Burton/Edward Scissorhands inspired gardens, they make such a gorgeous couple.. (I also get to feature their wedding soon)

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Spiryt & I met by him stalking me at work at the mall (I truly thought “Wow, this guy is kind of awesome for thinking that I am this cool to be that into me” and it was kind of endearing). He worked upstairs for Verizon at the time, & I was a retail manager at Bath & Body Works. One of my friends, Asia, that worked with Spiryt had mentioned that he was wanting to ask me out.

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She showed me a picture of him on her phone (this is back in 2006 when smartphones were super pixelated). All I saw were these amazing dreadlocks, and I was intrigued by his Lenny Kravitz-like looks.. I was geeking out that this really attractive guy wanted to meet me.

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Asia kept putting in the good word for Spiryt, and she set us up meeting for the 1st time. She said, “He is coming down after work today at 4:30 to meet you”. That day, I planned to leave work early but as soon as I was walking out of my store, there Spiryt was in all his glory. I smiled so big – he was definitely more than what I expected. Such a gentleman.

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Love Letters – An Autumnal Graveyard Engagement

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Karen and Tyler’s cosy autumn engagement shoot  from Lily and Lane Photography. They both met when Karen had nearly given with online dating.. Their story is wonderful.

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Tyler and I met online. Our experiences were quite different – I was the second person he met, he was more like 100th and I almost called the date off because I was so sick of online dating. I waited in the parking lot of Beacon Hill Park, and sat beside a peacock on the curb waiting by the petting zoo. Tyler was late, as his sister had just called to tell him she had an ultrasound and was having a baby girl (super cute memory now.) I was trying to avoid talking to a man who was barbecuing fish out of the back of his truck and telling me his life story. When I saw Tyler walk over, I leapt up and we had a good laugh about him rescuing me.

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We went for a walk around the park, walked to the cemetery and looked at all the cool old headstones (we both love history). Then we doubled back to the park and sat on a bench and watched the ducks until dark. I sat in my car afterwards, “safety-calling” my mum, and said, “I really like him. He’s different.” 

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