There’s something to be said for High School Sweethearts…they definitely are sweet! And Sarah and Callum are no exception. It wasn’t until year 11 at high school that they ‘got their act together’ but life has been an adventure ever since.
“We love travelling! We’ve been fortunate enough to do 2 overseas trips, as well as a few smaller trips to places in Australia.” In fact it was on one of these overseas trips that Callum had decided he would propose….but things didn’t end up that way.
“The proposal was in the pipe line for a while. Callum had the ring made in November 2013 to take away on our overseas trip to Canada where we were spending a white Christmas with Callum’s sister and her husband. The day he picked the ring up was the day before we left for Canada and we were in Rundle Mall doing some last minute shopping. Callum had told me specifically to make sure I stayed down a particular end of the mall so I didn’t see where he was “getting my Christmas present from.” However I broke the rule on this particular day, and Callum could see me in the shop across from the jewelers when he was picking up the ring. He said he was trying to hide behind counters to make sure I didn’t see him. But I was completely oblivious to the happenings across the road!”
Even after managing to keep the ring buying a secret, Callum had a change of heart. He decided instead to wait to propose in a place that meant something to them, somewhere closer to home that they could visit any time they wanted (what did I tell you…sweet!)
“Still to this day I cannot believe he hid the ring from me for the 5 weeks we were overseas. Callum’s parents knew and my parents knew so for the 5 weeks that we were away they were checking Facebook each day expecting to see the news!” Sarah didn’t even clue in when her dad, the local postie, mentioned a letter from jeweler Andrew Mazzone that had arrived for Callum! So they had returned home to Australia and back to Uni, and it wasn’t until a visit ‘home’ to the Eyre Peninsula that the magic happened.
“On the 24th of April 2014 when we were home from Uni on holidays, Callum took me for a bike ride at sunset (which I initially said I didn’t want to go on) to one of the beautiful lakes on the farm. I was taking photos of the sunset.” Bike riding is something they do often, and because Callum was so at ease, Sarah still had no idea. “ It wasn’t until Callum told me to “come here” that I took notice of the writing he had on the lake.” Sarah noticed the words “Sarah will you marry me?” as Callum got down on one knee and proposed. “I think the first thing I said was “Are you serious?” But I soon got over the shock said yes! It was beautiful – such a special moment.”
The team at Jade Norwood photography will be joining Sarah and Callum on their wedding day in 2015, but in the meantime they had an engagement shoot on the Eyre Peninsula – their home – because “Being engaged is so special, and we just wanted to capture how happy we are. Thanks Jade – you’re incredible”. TOO SWEET!
I had so much fun, don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much, can’t wait for the wedding… xx