Vienne & Jonathan
The beautiful setting of Sydney’s Centennial Park, a picnic of wine and cheese and yellow poppies sounds like my idea of bliss, and for today’s lovely couple Vienne & Jonathan, who themselves love to spend weekends wining and dining on picnic rugs, there could be no more of an appropriate setting, than this very one.
From the moment Jay of The Mood Lab met these two, he knew he had to do something special for their shoot. He enlisted the help of stylist and floral designer Prajna Flower to bring his vision to life. “We chose this style as it represents us and what we love” explains Vienne. “We love going on picnics together, enjoying the small pleasures of life and keeping our love simple and unembellished, so this styled shoot was ideal for us.”
It wasn’t the first time the couple had worked with Jay, Jonathan planning to propose during a mock engagement with the photographer! Vienne explaining “We had been talking about getting engaged and we planned for our first trip to Europe in Oct 2018, that was when I thought Jonathan would propose. Little did I know, he had conspired to do a surprise proposal during a mock engagement shoot up at Long Jetty with Jay before our Europe trip. However, his plans were foiled due to unpredictable weather conditions and so instead Jonathan took me on a simple date to the city, revisiting the NSW Art Gallery and Australian Museum. At sunset, he took to me Paddington Reservoir and completely surprised me when he popped the question! I said yes, and then we had a lovely dinner at Lumi.”
Vienne and Jonathan first laid eyes on one another in a country town. “We met in whilst at university in the quaint countryside town of Orange” shares the bride to be. “We started off as friends and as time passed, this grew into something more. We enjoyed doing simple things together like watching films, cooking and listening to music together. A very special moment for us was seeing our first shooting star together when we use to star gaze while listening to our favourite songs and sipping on hot chocolate.”
On what she loves about her future husband, Vienne shares “I love the way Jonathan cares deeply for those around him and the warmth he radiates towards those who are close to him. I love the way he pretends to put up a stern front but when he smiles, I know instantly it’s all a facade and he’s just as soft as his belly. He has a deep sense of responsibility and commitment to those he loves and whenever I am around him, I feel safe and warm. To me, he feels like home.”
“I love absolutely everything about Vienne” tells Jonathan. “From the very first time I met her in Orange 9 years til now, she still has the same beautiful, vibrant energy that brings a smile to your face. She is incredibly kind and caring, always there when I need her, always giving everything she can for her family and friends. I love going on wonderful adventures with her. I love doing the simplest things with her. She’s my best friend and I’ll treasure every day as we grow old together.”
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