Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement

Aine & Phillip {Engaged}

Phillip. Born and bred Irish. Aine. Born in England, raised in Ireland.
The Irish say she’s English and the English says Irish.

So two people from the same side of the world, the same country… fly to the other side of the world, and as fate would have it… this is where they meet. And whats even better… they arrived within 2 weeks of each other.

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement

However they didn’t meet for another year after arriving.
With the help of 2 friends, who were waiting for the right time… invited Aine to Phillip’s surprise 30th Birthday Party. I think it’s evident so that Phillip got a pretty amazing gift that birthday. Because that meeting lead to an engagement. And lead Aine to her Cavan Man.

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Fast forward a couple of years from that meeting… …To a park bench in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens…

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement

…Phillip proposed.
…With a jelly ring!!! (Before the real one came)

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

And they couldn’t be more ecstatic!

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

You see that red jacket Aine is wearing? She had that specially shipped over from England for this shoot. We had scheduled a shoot 2 weeks prior to this but the jacket… the jacket wasn’t here yet!!! So we waited. And boy was a late jacket a blessing in disguise. Because thanks to the snow last week, the gardens became a snow dusted wonderland!

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Oozing utter fabulousness guys!!

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

Botanical Gardens Engagement Shoot

THE NEXT BEST PART … Phillip picked himself up a 1968 VW Combi Van just a couple of weeks ago. So guess what we took on a date?!

VW Combi Van Engagement Shoot

VW Combi Van Engagement Shoot

I think we’ve stepped into a little piece of Europe with this engagement. Loving it!!!

VW Combi Van Engagement Shoot

And come December, a little touring of NZ in this baby will take place.

Christchurch Botanical Gardens Engagement

Aine & Phillip. You two are a truly fabulous couple that radiants colour and flare. Thanks for bringing the awesome to your engagement shoot. I can not waaait to show you more!!! Until then! x