All you need is love and a glorious Northern Irish location and a stunning E Shoot you will have! What a beautiful couple we have for you today, their outlook on life is one a lot of us could learn from. With big thanks to Francis Meaney for sharing Jason and Leanne’s session at Browns Bay.
Our love story:
“Jason and I met in church and had been friends for years. In recent years, over time, we got closer and closer and our personalities just really started to gel. I remember one day we hugged and I remember thinking ‘He’s holding on for a little longer this time’!! It was that moment for both of us that sparks really started to fly and we looked at each other in a totally different way. There’s a quote ‘Love is a friendship set on fire’ and this is so true for us as a couple. We are each other’s best friends and are totally head over heels in love with each other. Our friendship has been a great foundation for us as a couple and there is nothing better knowing that you are marrying your best friend.”
The big question:
“We had spoken about going on a nice walk on Easter Saturday when we had finished work for a few days and I did not expect what was coming next. Jason suggested we drove to Browns bay and got an ice cream on the way. This was not the first time we had done this, as it was many of our date nights when we were dating. So I didn’t think anything of it but a nice walk to have some time together. As we walked and chatted I remember stopping to take a few pictures and saying ‘that this was my favourite spot to sit and think’, by the sea on a rock. As always, I took my phone out to take a picture and well Jason obviously knew I would be taking a picture at some stage (I’m photo happy!!). It was then I discovered Jason had sent a video to my phone. It was a video of the many photos that had been taken of us with our song in the background. Throughout the video a picture flashed up ‘Will you marry me?’ When I finally realised what was happening Jason had already got the ring out of his pocket and was ‘knee hovering’ in mid air as we were standing in a bit of a swamp and I think he asked me to marry him!! I just sobbed (Happy tears!!) and fell into his arms and I think I said yes at some stage!! I literally danced, jumped, skipped and ran back to the car with total excitement and happiness. My ring is square and vintage like which is totally me all over and I have been showing it off since!!”
Our E Shoot:
“We decided to have our engagement shoot at the exact place Jason proposed, Browns bay. Since this was a really significant place for us both, we thought it would be lovely to go back for our shoot. Also, it is an absolutely beautiful place. The scenery is gorgeous and it is on the beach which is always a plus! The rain didn’t stay off for us, but hey, that’s Northern Ireland, and we had such a lovely, fun shoot. It was also great practice for the wedding! We both feel we have been so blessed with our photographers. We loved their work when we found it online and were totally thrilled when they could photograph our wedding. From the moment we met both Francis and Sarah they made us feel at ease and it felt like we knew them for a long time. It is lovely to find photographers so down to earth because they are such a big part of your day. We both loved how natural our engagement photos- they were totally just us and Jason took to the modelling business like a duck to water!”
Our wedding plans:
“Our wedding is the 19th September this year. We are both very excited about getting married and spending the day with our family and friends. As we only got engaged at Easter wedding plans are all taking place within a few months! It is a very busy time but equally as exciting. I think we are on top of everything and it’s nearly time to send out our invites. I have a list as long as my arm still to do but we keep reminding ourselves that it is not about the flowers, or the seating arrangement or anything else practical but about us getting married and making a lifelong commitment to each other so I know all the other things will fall into place as we stay focused on the reason why our wedding day is happening. We can’t wait!”
Thanks guys for sharing your special story, we can’t wait to see your wedding day!
To view more of Francis’ work visit www.francismeaney.co.uk.