An Al-Fresco Engagement.

Al-Fresco

All of this sunshine is doing amazing things to people. Everyone is just so sun kissed and smiley! And it means people can do fabulous things like todays outdoor flowers-and-sunshine-filled engagement shoot.

Lee from Glampit managed to organise this fabulous shoot behind fiancé Christina’s back. Pretending that he was just providing the tent for the shoot, the sneaky little so and so, when they actually arrived to deliver it, it only went and turned out he was proposing to Christina! Their family and friends all arrived later for a massive party.

There is going to be some serious pinning of this and I can guarantee we’ll all be trying to recreate a colourful al-fresco feast after work tonight. Assuming of course that the monsoon has subsided! I’m sure with all of this gorgeous weather there’s already been lots of outdoor eating, but seriously – this takes things to a whole new level of amazingness. (As did this, for anyone who missed our gorgeous editorial!)

There are lots of stunning flowers in this shoot, so I’ll hand you over to Sarah from Leafy Couture, to talk you through all of the details. The images come from Holly at Belle and Beau Photography. Both lovely ladies are members of our Love Lust list, so it was always going to be inspirational! Enjoy!

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Sarah at Leafy Couture: We were super excited to be asked to work on this special shoot. We had studied the Pinterest boards created by the groom -to- be and worked with Charlotte from Eden and Eve to choose a colour scheme and style that would complement.

The florals and props we provided were classic English summer style but with a hint of Moroccan flavour inspired by the fabulous bell tents and props from Glampit.

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The flowers we used included Sarah Bernhardt pale pink peonies, hot and pale pink stocks both chosen for scent and a romantic English feel. These were used with camomile, tiny daisy’s to add to the whimsical feel, but also we were in a stunning field location so it was a nod to that too. We added a bit of vibrancy with exotic Gloriosa Lilys. We also included alchemilla mollis, hot orange spray roses and used a moss wrapped container to tie in the location.

We also used a moss covered lampshade tied with hot pink and orange ribbons to add a bit of height and texture to the scene, bringing the inside out and a bit of up-cycling!

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For the ultimate romantic feel we added a floral heart and a carpet of flowers to guide the couple to the table set up in the bell tent. The tablescape was set with a stunning moss covered arrangement and gold votives filled with blooms.

We also added place settings using our gold gilt heart shaped trays with a peony and gloriosa lily tied with ribbon.
We also were asked by Charlotte to create a floral corsage for the stunning horse owned by the bride, a first for us!

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Lee The Groom: The inspiration all came from Pinterest. I’ve used this site for ideas on how to style our tents for ages and love some of the images that show al fresco dining. I wanted chandeliers, lanterns, and flowers using our stables as the location.

I’ve never really seen much in regards to engagements from the UK, everything seems to be coming from the US, making us English guys look bad! This was a great excuse to invite all our friends and family and use it as a surprise engagement party following the proposal!

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Christina The Bride: I was completely surprised and had no idea Lee was going to propose to me. He had gone to so much effort and everything looked amazing. He had told me we were just going to drop off some items for a shoot that Charlotte was organising, and to have a look and the next thing, he was down on one knee.

All of our friends and family turned up throughout the evening and already knew Lee was proposing so we went straight into an engagement party and spent the night in one of our bell tents. It was amazing!

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Click here & view all images from this wedding

Styling – Eden and Eve
Flowers – Leafy Couture
Catering – Eat Me Drink Me
Luxury Tents – Glampit
Photographer – Belle and Beau

What an ingenious way to propose!! I love that the images show the actual ‘yes’ moment – what a gorgeous thing to have captured forever. Massive congratulations to Lee and Christina!

What a great idea to secretly invite all of their friends and family for the engagement party straight after the proposal! Where better for all of that adrenaline to go than into a massive celebration?

I very much want to go glamping now. Wherever you are, I hope the storms have passed and that the sun has once again got his hat on!

Lots of love,
Fern x

Author: Fern Godfrey

Fern spends most of her time dreaming about weddings and trying to convince her long-suffering boyfriend to propose. Lucky enough to live in sunny Cornwall, if you need her – you’ll find her at beach.

14 thoughts on “An Al-Fresco Engagement.

  1. Awwwwwwwwww!! How sweet – love the genuine excitement on her face, congratulations guys!! Oh, and I want a pony adorned with flowers at my wedding… is 18 days too late notice?! Could I borrow this one? 🙂

  2. Erm…………………….WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can I camp like this every weekend??!!!!
    A.MAZ.ING!

    Yup, if you hadn’t guessed I’m a teensy bit jealous!!

    Huge congrats guys & kudos to Lee for organising an absolute corker of a surprise! 😀
    xxx

  3. What a man! What a superstar! What taste! I have to say that I’m really really really impressed by super groom Lee – from the GORGEOUS ring, to the military precision planning to the gorgeous decor he had everything covered. Christina you are a lucky lucky girl.

    P.S. Dying over the florals – particularly that heart. Definitely up there with some of my favourite blooms.

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