In which I share my engagement photos

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All the pictures in this post are taken by the beautiful and beautifully talented Laura McCluskey.
I couldn’t even begin to choose my favourite pictures, as they are all special in their own way, but I have chosen a little selection to show here…
On the first Saturday of the year we spent the whole day strolling round Brighton. We browsed around a flea market, had a potter round the North Laine, saw a potential wedding band, popped into a couple of shops (sorry Sam) and then stopped for fish & chips! Over lunch Laura told us that ever since her engagement ring was placed on her finger,  she has NEVER EVER taken it off, and once the wedding ring was safely nuzzled next to it, that hasn’t come off either! I think that is literally the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard!
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When we had stocked up on chips (and cider for us, which is a tradition for us in The Fish Bowl) it was starting to get a little chillier, but deterred we were not! We headed to the seafront for some pictures in front of the Kiss Wall, and on some steps, where Laura did some very athletic balancing on walls whilst protecting her HUMONGOUS camera. (literally I have never seen one so big!) Then we scurried along to the Pier for a little dance, a nosy in the rock shop and to ride a horse on the Carousel!
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You can see all the pictures from the day on this amazing page! and you can read about how Sam proposed…
I am so thankful to Laura for creating so many amazing images of us, and for making the whole day feel like hanging out with a friend and she sent us the most beautiful hand made CD case with a disc of our images on for us, which is absolutely lovely! She runs her business as an eco friendly business, which I think is hugely important in this day and age!
Laura’s blog is here,  and the Just Married wedding website is here, and her Facebook page is here. I know she already has a busy year ahead, (including a Hong Kong Wedding (need an assistant? haha))  so if you or someone you know is getting married and hasn’t chosen a photographer yet, GO CHECK HER OUT!
I do plan on posting about my wedding preparations when things start to fall into place too, and if you’ve not already seen Frankie’s wedding posts on her blog, Love Audrey you should take a peek!
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  1. Lisa Cardarelli
    12th February 2012 / 10:10 am

    These photos are so amazing! Memories preserved in such a cute and beautiful way! You both look SO happy! Laaaave em’! X

  2. Knickersandnailpolish
    12th February 2012 / 11:17 am

    Your photos are so cute!!!

  3. 12th February 2012 / 11:27 am

    Such lovely photos !!!x

  4. Katy
    12th February 2012 / 12:31 pm

    MY favourite is the house one. THE BEST EVER.x

  5. 12th February 2012 / 12:35 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous, she captured such lovely moments so beautifully, they feel so candid and genuine.  Love the carousel one and the one at the end of the rail of

  6. Lipstick
    12th February 2012 / 1:51 pm

    I love this pics xxx

  7. Danielle Smith
    12th February 2012 / 3:23 pm

    Aww thay are all so beautiful. :] Stunning.xx

  8. loocyc
    12th February 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Gorgeous photo’s as always 🙂
    You both look so cute and happy!


  9. Eloise
    12th February 2012 / 4:15 pm

    These photos are amazing! You both look really natural and so so cute : )
    I’m dreading having my photos taken on my wedding day, I always seem so wooden when it’s not just me and my self timer!


  10. 12th February 2012 / 5:00 pm

    SUCH a beautiful and heartwarming shoot! Some of these belong on a Paperchase postcard 😉 The second photo is just too sweet. xx

  11. Kim Parslow
    12th February 2012 / 6:12 pm

    These are beautiful 🙂 lovely photography, you’re so lucky to no someone who could do them for you like this. memories to keep forever 🙂 

    where abouts is this flea market? gutted we didn’t see it 🙁 x

    sweet monday

  12. Emma Lucy
    12th February 2012 / 7:41 pm

    I love Laura! She did a splendid job 🙂 x

  13. Purdey Singleton
    12th February 2012 / 9:13 pm

    The photos are beautiful, very talented lady xx

  14. 12th February 2012 / 9:45 pm

    awww, so much gorgeous romance that Laura captured. You make such a lovely couple x

  15. Laura
    12th February 2012 / 9:52 pm

    These are such gorgeous pictures, you guys look so adorable together, and I checked out your story of how your fella proposed and it was so cute!! I am also glad there are other couples out there with huge height differences – I’m 5ft and my boy 6ft3 so we have a similar issue! Anyway gorgeous photo’s 🙂

    L x

  16. grace kim
    13th February 2012 / 1:14 am

    you guys look so beautiful and happy! you guys are so cute 🙂

  17. Sarah
    14th February 2012 / 9:39 am

    Aww such lovely photos, they are making me soppy especially because it is valentines day! I love the way in which he is looking at you on the fourth left photo :). I’m off to check out the engagement story now, I’ve only read a bit but the idea of proposing by a lake with a rainbow in the sky is so romantic. I love the idea of having a 50’s and 60’s inspired wedding too! xxx

    By the way – of course you can link to my post, that would be lovely 🙂

  18. alex_jones_12
    14th February 2012 / 10:17 am

    Really lovely pictures!! i’, hoping to visit brighton in April. I’ve never been!! xx

  19. Skin and Blister
    15th February 2012 / 11:36 am

    Gorgeous photos! Love the flea market one especially.

  20. 17th February 2012 / 11:43 am

    Thanks! twas a very happy day, and the photos make me look 10x better than normal!

  21. 17th February 2012 / 11:44 am

    Laura is ever so talented, I do not normally look so good!

  22. 17th February 2012 / 11:45 am

    I wish it was MY house. maybe i’ll  move in and claim squatters rights, because I have my photo taken in front of it yeah?!

  23. 17th February 2012 / 11:45 am

    ahh, thanks Rosie, you’re right, hopefully our wedding shots will be as candid too! xx

  24. 17th February 2012 / 11:47 am

    Thanks you lovely! I’m sure when it comes to the day you’ll be so happy and caught up in the day you wont have time to worry about it, are you going to have a trial before the day? xx

  25. 17th February 2012 / 11:48 am

    Biggest compliment ever! it would be amazing to grace the front of a paperchase card!! xxx

  26. 17th February 2012 / 11:48 am

    Its in Upper Gardner Street, north laine. Thanks so much for your lovely words too x

  27. 17th February 2012 / 11:50 am

    ahhhhh thankyou! I really love them lots. They are my laptop screen saver on a 2 minute rotate!

  28. 17th February 2012 / 11:52 am

    It was pretty cute! I quite like the height difference… at least he can get things down from high places!!

  29. 17th February 2012 / 11:54 am

    Awwww thanks Sarah, hopefully I can make the wedding what I want it to be, without too much stress and hassle! 

  30. 17th February 2012 / 11:54 am

    That place is amazing, definitely worth a visit! thanks x

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