Charlotte & Tom
I love a sweet Autumn engagement and Charlotte and Tom’s engagement photos are from photographer Gabriela Ana Weddings at Eagle View Escape. Charlotte and Tom wanted their photos to show their love of escaping for a weekend away together, somewhere that had an incredible backdrop while allowing them to be completely comfortable. I think they nailed it!
Of how they met, Tom tells, “We first met at a friend’s birthday dinner in North Sydney, at a restaurant called Had to Happen. I saw Charlotte arrive at the party and she caught my eye, but unfortunately she was seated at the other end of the table. As fate would have it she eventually ended up sitting opposite me when chatting to a friend. I had been deserted by my friends and saw an opportunity! As they discussed lady stuff (tea), I began to nod my head and say “mmhh…yeah totally!” with a cheeky grin (I had no idea what they were talking about!).”
Charlotte adds, “Tom was so sweet and had a boy-like charm. As cheesy as it is, I suppose you could say we felt a ‘spark’. We started officially dating a couple of months later.”
Charlotte almost cottoned on to the proposal plans! She remembers, “Tom’s genuine nature and excitement about wanting to marry me meant he had trouble keeping the proposal a secret. I had figured out that his intention was to propose on an overseas trip we had booked. After realising I’d figured out his plan, he made up a story about the ring manufacture being delayed and that he wasn’t going to have it by the time of the trip.
About a week later, he took me to a nature reserve where we often walk. Mid conversation, he ducked down to his backpack, and when I turned around to see why he had stopped, he was down on one knee with the ring. He was so nervous! All he could manage was “Will you…?” Obviously, my answer was “Yes, of course!” ”
On what she loves about Tom, Charlotte tells, “I love that Tom is a very genuine person. He is very honest, caring and supportive. I love that he makes me laugh a lot, and that we can completely be ourselves around one another. I love that we can talk openly and honestly about anything and everything.”
On one of their relationship moments, “Tom’s younger sister Sarah had an 18th birthday a couple of years ago, with the dress-up theme of “I can’t believe you wore that to my party!”. Tom suggested dressing as a reverse couple, so I dressed as a male (or what looked like a bearded boy) and Tom dressed as a female (he wasn’t fooling anyone with his hairy legs, chest and facial stubble!). Upon arrival, Tom’s father was confused at the fact that I didn’t arrive with Tom. He was genuinely shocked that I was the “man” standing next to Tom. Our costumes were a huge success and resulted in some hilarious memories.”
On what he loves about Charlotte, Tom notes, “Charlotte is really sweet and kind. I can already see how much love she will give our future kids. I love her laugh. She is supportive, understanding and beautiful to boot. I love that I get to spend my life with her! ”