Meryll & Gen
Something completely different for an engagement shoot today – a pre wedding garden party! Meryll and Gen won a competition to celebrate their bridal party and the friendships they have formed, so together with Daisy & The Duke and Gathering Events, Meryll and Gen headed to Bundaleer Gardens for an afternoon of drinks, games and a celebration of the most special people in their lives.
Their prize included an afternoon of fun with the vintage caravan bar, sunshine, lawn games and of course a photo shoot with Daisy & The Duke. Not only was it a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to celebrate with those they love, but each bridal party member had a chance to get to know the photographer and break down those nerves for when the wedding rolls around!
Gathering Events set up their vintage caravan in the gardens and served cold drinks and delicious food all afternoon.
On how they met, Meryll tells, “Gen and I met at QUT library. He was looking for a spare seat which happen to be beside me. He spoke in Filipino which I recognised and so the conversation started and the rest was history… He said it was love at first sight.”
Of the proposal, Meryll remembers it. “It was a Saturday and we were at the Gold Coast. We did the Sky Climb and after that Gen said to me that he wanted to go walking at the beach (he really loves water and sea breeze) so I said yes. But he also promised me that we are going to go shopping at Harbour Town (yes I am a shopaholic) so I said to him let’s walk for about 5 mins and go to Harbour Town.
Five minutes have passed and he knelt down on his knees and I said to him “Honey what are you trying to do? We need to hurry because I want to shop” so he tied his shoe lace after that and requested another 5 minutes. Because I know that he really loves the sea breeze I said “yeah sure we can stay”.
He grabbed a stick and started writing on the sand. I was a little bit annoyed because I thought he was just playing up with me because he didn’t want me to shop. So he dropped the stick and stood up and said to me, “I have a question”. And I said “Can you ask me in the car because we have to hurry up!” So then he said “Will you marry me?” I responded “Don’t play tricks on me, because I want to shop”. So then he brought the ring out and I was speechless. And yes he succeeded on putting the ring on me and from stopping me to shop!”
On what she loves about Gen, Meryll tells, “I love how Gen would make you feel that you are special and loved and that you could trust him as he is very faithful.”
On what he loves about Meryll, Gen tells, “I love when I tease Meryll and she gives me the most beautiful look. I also love when she stays strong when I am weak.”