Happy Valentine’s Day! No matter what you may be doing today, may it be filled with a moment or two of love, of snuggles and of counting blessings. I thought today was the perfect day to share other people’s love stories (something I adore reading) and there’s something about love stories while couple’s are newly engaged. There’s a giddyness, a newness, an anticipation of years of love and laughter to come. So today I’ve going to share a mass of beautiful love stories that touch my heart. I hope they make your Valentine’s Day sweet!
Scout & Kat of It’s Beautiful Here captured the engagement photos of Jo and Johnny at their Fitzroy home. The couple chose their home as the location for their photographs – not only because they don’t find themselves to be too mushy or romantic, but also so they could include their cats Captain and Pucci. They then hopped on their bikes to Merri Creek to capture the beauty of the afternoon.
Jo tells the story of how Johnny proposed. “Johnny took me away for a weekend away in Phillip Island, we hadn’t been able to go away forever so finally had a free weekend.
Johnny had organised it all, he left work early to buy champagne and pack the car and get everything ready for our trip and hide it all from me, slight hiccup he locked himself out of the house, the first time he had ever done it and had to wait for me to come home. So he was quite nervous by the stage I got home.”
“We finally got to the house, we had mussels and oysters for dinner and a bottle of wine, it was still quite early and Johnny seemed a little on edge, I still had no idea that anything was going on. We had finished dinner early and was about to sit down and watch TV when he suggested we go for a walk to the beach around the corner, it was horrible and windy outside but I thought ok why not, so he ran off to the room and thought to himself what a perfect chance and grabbed the ring!”
“We got to the beach and it was windy and cold and were about to walk back, but then the most gorgeous thing happened when the sun started shining out of the clouds, I turned around and Johnny had my favourite ring in the world and asked me to marry him, I just cried and hugged him…he then asked if that was a yes, and I said of course!”
“We then went back to the house, rang our families and friends and popped the champagne, it was such a fun night we stayed up talking and dancing for hours and the rest is history….