It’s been a bumper year for proposals – which only proves that love is stronger than any pandemic. We will get through this – and when we do, the other side will be so full of joyful celebrations we won’t know where to turn. I have the most romantic proposal to share with you today – with beautiful Oluwaseun taken completely by surprise when Akinwale popped the question on a quiet day in central London.

Akinwale planned everything perfectly, with London proposal photographer Matt Badenoch ready and waiting to capture the moment. Afterwards they had a stroll around the city for some more beautiful photos to celebrate their engagement!

These two are just adorable. It’s been a while since I last published an engagement shoot, but when I saw Abisola and Godfrey I just had to share with you! Engagement shoots are the BEST: especially if you’re wedding’s been postponed, or if you want to support your wedding photographer’s business amidst the madness that is 202o. Engagement shoots are a brilliant way to get comfortable in front of the camera, and to get to know your wedding photographer before the big day as well. I recommend them to everyone – oh, and so does this STUNNING couple! They loved their engagement shoot with Bethany Clarke Photography, and so do I!

I spotted this gorgeous pair on instagram and they made me so happy: their sense of being blissfully wrapped up in each other, their beaming smiles… right now, love like this is EVERYTHING. There’s something serendipitous about all of this. Keyanna and Lawrence live in Canada, but Lawrence was born in Ipswich and they came to the UK for Christmas… and happily for everyone, they got in touch with Grace (having never met before) and arranged this photoshoot. The result: wonderfully fun, authentic, romantic images I just know they’ll treasure for a lifetime.

A guest feature by our friends and Essex wedding photographers Amanda Karen Photography

When you think of lavender fields your mind probably instantly wanders to Provence, at least mine does. But time and time again I am reminded of the beautiful, almost destination wedding-esque vibes that we have here in the UK. This was definitely the case when Danielle and Joe wanted to have their engagement shoot in the lavender fields in Hitchin (others are available!)

Spring comes to wedding bloggers in a flurry of engagement shoot submissions and I LOVE it! At this time of year summer wedding planning hits new heights – couples are ordering wedding invitations and booking those last key suppliers, and it kind of feels like summer weddings will be here before we know it! Many of you will be checking in with your photographers and quite possibly having an engagement shoot in the next few weeks. Yay for you if you are – I promise, you’ll love it! Today I’m sharing some advice with those of you who might not be sure if you need an engagement shoot… because I just happen to have seven pretty solid reasons why engagement shoots are brilliant!