Good morning lovelies! How’ve you all been?
I can tell you life with a newborn (plus 3 kids of school age!) is majorly busy, hence the silence here. Last week, whilst I was feeling in a state of combined sorrow and stress I said to David “I am sick of just chasing my tail every hour of the day.” Being the man I married he put it simply, “That is life. You are alive and living, not just filling the days. You might feel like you’re always reaching for the unreachable but that is life – exciting, amazing life.” He is right of course, I am so happy to be alive and living this frantic and sometimes chaotic life, especially with the special people I get to share it with. So there you go, a little slice of my mind right now for you all!
Anyway, today I have the most amazing engagement shoot in the Mourne Mountains. Leaving the glorious North Coast out of the equation for a minute, the Mountains of Mourne are one of my favourite places in Northern Ireland – not convinced, have a look at these images from Luke Flint Media…
Couple: Kate + Richard
“We met though mutual friends and just clicked the first time we met. Then I took the plunge and asked Richard out first! A few coffee dates and a Patrick Wolf concert later and things were still going really well. It took us a while to have “the chat”, but we got there in the end.”
“We had talked about getting engaged a few times, but Richard really wanted it to be a surprise when it happened. He organised a surprise weekend away in Paris and I thought that was it! But day two- still no proposal. It turns out we’d walked the length of Paris while he tried to find the perfect location to pop the question. In the end it was on the Champ de Mars on our last evening- a big cliché, but still perfect. We didn’t tell anyone for a day or two, not even family, so it was just for the two of us.”
Our Engagement Shoot
“We thought an engagement shoot was really important for us. It meant that we could get used to being in front of the camera, and also that we felt comfortable with our photographer. It was lovely to have photos of just the two of us. Sometimes coming up to the wedding its difficult to get time to spend together, so it’s a good excuse to take a break from planning and spend a fun afternoon together.
Luke was great on our photoshoot. He had an idea for an outdoorsy, mountainous shoot which we were definitely up for. It took a bit of climbing and the wind was out in force, but that made it all so easy to relax into the afternoon. We both felt really comfortable while he took took photos, and was open to any ideas that we had for shots. The photos themselves are amazing- the setting looks unbelievable.”
“We’re both really enjoying the planning process for the wedding, it’s giving us a chance to really express our individual creativity. We’re planning on making a lot of aspects of the day, from centre pieces to seating charts and little favours for our guests. I think it will give the day a really personal touch and it’s great fun so far! It’s so easy to get carried away with wedding planning, but the most important thing to remember is that it’s about the two of you. It’s exciting to have a day surrounded by people who mean so much to us and who are all excited to see this next part of our lives begin.”
Thanks for sharing your story, Kate and Richard, and best wishes for your wedding day, we can’t wait to see it!
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