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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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,