Louisa & Gerald's Engagement Session, Ettington Park Hotel

Louisa & Gerald's Engagement Session, Ettington Park Hotel

 

Hi everyone!  We hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend!  Ian and I spent the long weekend in the beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon for Louisa & Gerald's Engagement Session and to make the most of the gorgeous countryside, we stayed in a wonderful hotel The Halford while we were up there and celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary!  {Just FYI, if you're looking for a great hotel close to Stratford-upon-Avon's town but still in the glorious countryside, The Halford is fab!  And the food...A-MAZ-ING!}

All of our couples have a story to tell and Louisa & Gerald's one is truly wonderful!

Louisa contacted us a few months ago to ask Ian & I to photograph her big day on 3rd October this year.  Now I'd never met Louisa before, or even spoken to her, but I did know lots about her!  When Ian was a child, he and his family used to holiday with Louisa and her family in Spain!  She and her fiancé Gerald are getting married later this year at the gorgeous Ettington Park Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon and contacted us from their home in Spain to book us for their special day!

Living abroad, they really had to trust their instincts when searching for their perfect wedding suppliers - they also booked their wedding venue just from their website and the first time they saw Ettington Park in the flesh was at their Engagement Session!

Louisa & Gerald are a brilliant couple, full of laughs and still in the throws of young love even after being together for over 7 years!  They met on the first day of their PGCE course at Manchester University when they were just 21.  I jokingly asked Gerald why it had taken him so long to snap her up and his reply was the sweetest thing I have ever heard!

"We were just too young when we met - if I had met her this year I would have asked her to marry me within 6 months!"

{Take note, men - this kind of thing makes us ladies swoon!}

And it seems Gerald is a bit of a romantic at heart!  He got down on one knee...In Paris...at the Golden Gates to the gardens of the Louvre...just before midnight on Louisa's birthday!

Their Engagement Session was so much fun too!  Louisa & Gerald laughed and chatted the whole way through - as did Ian and I! It's so great to get to know your Bride & Groom before the wedding day and capturing the relationship before the big day itself is a great way to do this.

After the session, we asked what they though of the experience and what advice they have to give other Brides & Grooms out there about Engagement Sessions.  Louisa's advice is to make sure you wear something comfortable and really enjoy it!  She also said that it was a great way to get to know us, as their photographers, before the wedding day!

I loved so many of the photos from the engagement session, here are just a few of my favourites to show you!

Louisa & Gerald - thank you for an amazing way to spend our Easter break, we had tons of fun and can't wait for the wedding day!

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