You would think after years of writing about romantic proposals, happily-ever-afters and the joys of W-day I would become somewhat immune, complacent even.
But I don’t.
I still take a sharp intake of breath every time something beautiful drops into my inbox, I still get completely swept away by the fairytale of it all.
And although personally I was not your classic storybook bride, all layers of tulle and delicate pearls, I really think those of you that genuinely are look breathtaking.
Take JJ and her fiancé Leo from London for instance, for their engagement shoot they enjoyed the best of both worlds – their everyday quirky cool and the ultimate in a Once-Upon-A-Time love story.
I’m not exaggerating when I say they look like something straight out of a (incredibly stylish) movie.
So if like me you want to spend this afternoon being completely swept away then have yourself a butchers at these gorgeous images by Jesselynn Quinn and read all about the romance involved.
JJ: We met through work back in early 2008… actually the first contact was through a business phone call. we became friends later on and started dating in Sep 2009. It took Leo that long to finally ask me out!
Leo proposed to me at Konigsee, Germany, in the middle of a hike… this was the place of our first overseas trip together back when we first started dating, so it was very special to us.
I think our best advice for couples planning on doing an engagement shoot would be to choose a photographer that you trust and feel at ease with who can make the whole shoot fun and relaxed!
My gown was bought in China so no real fashion brand!… Leo’s suit on the day was from MOSS Brothers, the cool T-shirts are from David & Goliath
Jesselynn Quinn: The whole shoot took about 9 hours and was spread out over two days because of the fickle Oxford weather. The couple travelled from London and stayed at The Randolph hotel, which coincidentally provided an excellent venue to take pictures in. We went all over Oxford doing the shoot, including stealing into Blackwell’s bookstore and sneaking a few pictures when nobody was looking.
When we took those pictures where JJ was wearing the wedding gown, it was a freezing 5 degrees outside! Poor JJ was slowly being turned into a human popsicle, but Leo was the sweetest thing ever, always ready to jump in and wrap her up in her coat once I was done taking her pictures.
I was gratified to capture a picture of him embracing her with her coat…I think that pretty much summed up their relationship.
I asked JJ and Jesselynn Quinn to supply the source of fashion purchase as I obviously need to buy Adam an “I Love Nerds” T-shirt (or should that be “I am a nerd”….?)
Are you a Princess bride?
And if you are can you do some running in your frock a la JJ (I recommend flats…) so you can have an image like the film-esque black and white above and then send it to me to swoon over?
Thanks ever so.
Big Is there anything more romantic than your partner giving up their coat so they can freeze their butt off rather than you Love