Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Celia & Michael {Engaged}

6 years on from one of their first dates through the Christchurch Botanical Gardens… we caught up to capture Celia and Michael’s engagement one very fine Sunday morning on the day they make fools of people. But no jokes, no fools… just truth… these guys are the real deal.

We are in the days of Facebook and texting, iPhones and emails and pretty much the period of time where the world knows your life story before you even have chance to brush your teeth and step out the door (hopefully putting some clothes on between those two steps is effective too).
…So imagine trying to keep a secret. A secret of an engagement. News travels faster than the speed of light. So when Michael mentioned to Celia’s parents at a party one weekend that he was planning on proposing to Celia mid week. Michael suddenly reached Wednesday morning and had the thought…
‘What if someone finds out before I have chance to do it?!’
So whatever plans he had, went out the window… he went out to the car, got the ring and proposed right there, right then. In the middle of their kitchen, the good old way…down on one knee. Celia got the surprise of her life and I’m guessing leaped into his arms with a big giant ‘YES!’

So the 1st of April was here. Autumn was truly on our door steps. GREAT light, GREAT location, GREAT colours anddd the most important ingredient… a GREAT couple. The 1st of April was looking to be very welcomed at this point. We did some rolling in those beautiful autumn leaves (and by we, I mean them… ;-)

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

This blue chair reminded Celia of Notting Hill. Now I have a craving to watch that movie!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

You are so very gorgeous Celia!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

I love Autumn for many reasons. But what better reason for the fact that the leaves come tumbling down so you have the oppurtunity to throw them at each other! Yip Celia, I think Michael won this one! lol

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

*Happy sigh*

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

I feel comfortable and relaxed just looking at this image! They are just so natural together.

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

We found the best parts of the gardens. I do love this little foot bridge… but then go onto see whats its surrounded in at the moment. How many delicious colours can you cram into one image?!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

Christchurch Botanical Gardens

They are both into Tennis, so we visited a very special court where they had their first *ahem* courting experience. And did I mention that this couple only have ONE date to remember for life? The day they got together, got engaged and the day they will be getting married. Only the year will differ. Perfect you say?!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

We’ll leave them to it for now. But this most certainly isn’t the last of this fantastic couple…

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

This is the wedding date to look out for!

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement photos

Celia and Michael, I had a such super, fabulous, amazing time with you both yesterday! I soooooo can’t wait for your Tekapo Wedding. Enjoy the sneak peek for now and I can’t wait to show you the rest of yesterday’s fun real soon :)

xoxo