Stourhead New Year proposal – Nathan and Sachini

We get enquiries from all over the world. Recently we had a couple of enquiries for proposal and engagement shoots. One from Hong Kong and one from Australia. One I can share with you and one I can’t. New Year is the most popular time to get engaged and Nathan had arranged a European trip to propose to Sachini at the Temple of Apollo in Stourhead Gardens.

New Year Proposal

We got there early so that we were set up and ready. Disguised as tourists – it wasn’t hard. The place was heaving with people carrying cameras – We fitted right in. We brought a large bunch of roses with us and left if on the steps for Sachini and Nathan to “discover.” There were a lot of people coming up to the temple and as we hadn’t met Sachini and Nathan before we had to keep a sharp eye out and try to manage the visitors so that they were aware that a proposal was happening. Everyone was excited to hear that it was going to happen and no-one minded being asked to be discreet.

Apparently Sachini likes to get a good look at monuments and we could see Nathan trying to steer her up the steps to the flowers but she marched past so that she could see the temple properly. When he got down on one knee you could see her surprise and excitement. Nathan had given her a promise ring at the start of their trip to put her off the scent. Lots of jumping, hugs and kisses meant that we could retrieve the flowers and congratulate them – she had definitely said yes.

Once we introduced ourselves we took them off around the gardens for some engagement photography before wishing them well on their next stage – off to Paris.

Here are some favourites –

The temple of Apollo at Stourhead Gardens Flowers on the steps of the temple of apollo A proposal at the Temple of Apollo in Stourhead Gardens Nathan gets down on one knee She said yes The newly engaged couple kissing The newly engaged couple laughing The newly engaged couple kissing in front of the temple of apollo Sachini with her flowers The newly engaged couple kissing The newly engaged couple in a beam of light The newly engaged couple kissing on the steps of the temple of apollo Engagement photography at Stourhead The newly engaged couple in the grotto at stourhead engaged couple sitting in a tree Nathan and Sachini looking down at her engagement ring The couple with the temple of apollo in the background engaged couple in the trees The newly engaged couple kissing in a pool of light Stourhead engagement photography

 

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