Hello my lovelies! Since it’s been awhile since an engagement session was featured on the blog, I thought it was about time I share one – an extremely romantic one to boot! Christine & Brian meet up with Candace Jeffery Photography in Connecticut, at the picturesque Harkness Memorial State Park, for a playful romp through the parks gardens, a little guitar playing, and romantic seaside stroll.
From the Bride-To-Be, Christine:
Why did you choose this location for your engagement session?
(Brian and I both grew up in Southeastern CT and love living by the shoreline. We would frequently spend our summers at Harkness Memorial Park with our families when we were younger flying kites and having picnics in the park. We loved the variety of landscapes between the mansion, carriage house, lush gardens and the sandy beach.)
How did the two of you meet?
(On a Saturday night in June 2012, I decided to go out with a friend to the local restaurant called Sunset Ribs. Upon arriving I saw a handsome guy performing all my favorite songs onstage and my eyes stayed glued to him the whole night. (Brian plays the guitar and sings in an acoustic duo during the weekends) I took the initiative of introducing myself and one week later we went on our 1st date!
How did he propose?
My favorite song that Brian would sing to me is called “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers. Occasionally, Brian likes to mix up the words in the lyrics of songs. One of the lines talks about standing on the corner of Canal and Bowery Street in Chinatown NY and I would always give him a glare whenever he would “mess up” OUR song! Come to find out he had a very clever reason for doing this…In September 2014 we took a day trip to NYC and started heading towards Chinatown to try out a Dim Sum. At a certain point Brian stopped to get something out of his backpack and then told me to look up– We were at the corner of Canal St and Bowery! He got down on one knee and then we were swarmed by all the passerbys in the middle of Chinatown.
Were you surprised?
Extremely surprised! I couldn’t stop crying. The whole time I thought we were meeting up with a mutual friend of ours for Dim Sum.
What are you most excited about for your upcoming wedding?
Meeting Brian at the altar. The music! And of course seeing all of our amazing family members and friends together.
Photographer: Candace Jeffery Photography|Event Venue: Harkness Memorial State Park