Sunday, September 1, 2013

Engaged Competition Winner

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Last month I ran a competition, where I wanted to read and share your amazing stories on the blog. 
Thanks for all of your entries. Jasmine and I loved reading your romantic and truly unique stories, picking a winner was really quite difficult.

My favorite story, however was from Sarah and Anthony.  I love the amount of effort, planning, scheming and general mischievous behavior that went into Anthony's proposal.
Congratulations you two, you deserve it.
Can't wait to photograph your wedding!


Sarah &
Anthony  |  Auckland, New Zealand   
 Our relationship…  Anthony and I got to know each other in the middle of Papua New Guinea – we were both part of a seven-strong team of New Zealander's helping out at a youth conference in Mt Hagen. The team could see sparks between us right from the beginning, although neither of us would admit it at the time! Back in New Zealand, we made sure our paths continued to cross and began a beautiful friendship. Time passed and Anthony started offering a few tentative romantic gestures – long hugs, taking me to the beach to watch the sunset together, writing a song to tell me ‘five minutes with you ain’t long enough’… And the rest is history!


 The proposal…  It's a long and beautiful story that involves a lot of romantic schemes! First I was invited over for an amazing cooked breakfast. Then, after friends happened to "pull out" of a trip out West, we went out by ourselves and ended up reliving our first official date together at Piha and having a picnic by Kitekite waterfall. Later on in the day, I was surprised by a special dinner at Orbit up the Skytower, and couldn't believe my eyes when I came home to a room full of balloons, flowers, red ribbons and hearts with lovely messages written on them… (I'm still trying to figure out how he got a key so my sister could set it all up!) He then told me ‘I love you’ for the first time, and offered me a stunning diamond ring on bended knee! Amidst many tears, I said YES!



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