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Russel and Christinas Engagement photos

Russel and Christinas Engagement photos

Fate had Russel and Christina destined to be together when they were set up as Uni practical partners because, “both of our last names end with ‘P!’ We were friends for 3 years and in the last year of graduating we decided to try dating.”

Russel and Christina enjoy to spend their time going to the markets, movies, parks and cooking, and they knew they were the one for each other when they realised that while they were together, they felt ‘complete’. Russel has learned the difference between Christina’s normal voice, and her “lovey dovey voice when she wants something – usually chocolate!” Christina says, “Russ often talks absolute nonsense in his sleep, but when you listen to him he sounds so convincing!”

From partners at an Adelaide University to partners for life, Russel and Christina are now engaged after he nervously popped the question to his speechless bride-to-be. “Russ took me out to dinner, and then we headed to the beach…I knew something was up as he looked extremely nervous and was lost in thought. There were so many people that day, as it was Christmas Eve, so we headed back home. On the way home, he stopped by the river and proposed on the footbridge. I thought I would know what to say but when he got down on one knee, I was literally lost for words!”

Russ loves Christina’s “thousand watt smile” which we were able to capture in their Adelaide engagement photography session. The very much in love couple look forward to the moment they can call each other husband and wife and we think their love for each other really shows in their engagement photos. Enjoy this new and exciting chapter of your life and your beautiful wedding!

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Beautiful engagement ring designed and crafted by the team at Pure Envy Jewellery

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Steffi + Andrew’s Eshoot

Steffi + Andrew’s Eshoot

Andrew and Steffi met in Ceduna, on 5th of October 2007 after the local Ag Bureau sticky beak day. At the time Steffi was working as an Au-pair on a local family farm where some of the sticky beak day was being held – and Andrew couldn’t help but notice her. “I couldn’t quite concentrate on the talk which Noel was giving because Steffi came rolling up on the quad bike and stood right next to me!”

Later on when hey went to the pub, Andrew could barely see Steffi through the knot of blokes. “As I made my way toward the bar, I realised why! I couldn’t quite muster the courage to do anything other than a bit of small talk. After getting her number off of my brother, I asked if she wanted to go to the beach the following day.” Steffi said yes….and it wouldn’t be the last time!

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Steffi was back in Germany studying when Andrew realised he couldn’t live without her any more, and he went on the hunt for an engagement ring. When she came back to Australia in late August, the idea was planted, and Andrew took the chance to propose on 5th of September 2009. “I was pretty nervous because I hadn’t decided how to do it. I carried the ring in its box all day. As she ducked off to the toilet, I bought a beer each and put the ring in her stubby holder. As she slid her beer in she realised there was something in the holder. I will cherish the look on her face after she realised what it was forever!”

“The proposal was an absolute surprise because I had only been back in Australia for one week when Andrew proposed.” Steffi said. “I was very excited to go travelling to Birdsville with Andrew and his family, and couldn’t forsee anything like that! Andrew bought a ring for me and it fitted perfectly on my finger’”.

Steffi and Andrew are set to have their Australian wedding at Ceduna in April of this year and in the lead up have had an engagement shoot with a twist! Steffi says “we decided to get (our engagement shoot) by Jade because she is by far the best local photographer and the photos are amazing’. What a compliment!

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They wanted to incorporate a horse into their engagement shoot, and found a lovely horse to snuggle up to…or so they thought. Jade was helping Steffi onto the horse when all of a sudden it pulled back, the moment is mostly a blur but Andrew got major rope burn and both horse and Steffi went to the ground! (Don’t worry; neither were hurt during the shoot!). The engagement shoot was delayed as they headed inside to remove the fresh dirt. “They were both such troopers, tough as!” Jade said, “we got in the car and continued on our way to the rest of our locations!”

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It was just another memory to add to their bank. “We have done so much together since we met nearly seven years ago,” Andrew said. “I never want to take any of our memories and experiences for granted.” 

“We have achieved so many things together and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with Andrew.”Steffi says. We can’t wait to share the images from their wedding day, as well as more of their beautiful story.  The countdown is on!

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Blackwood Forest Engagement Photos

Joanne and James met when they were both hired at Hoyts Cinema. “I had always thought he was incredible… so kind and handsome but he was taken for the first few years or so of knowing each other. Once I heard he was single I made my move and we hit it off straight away!”

They were so caught up in conversation on their real ‘first date’ that they almost missed the start of the movie! It was pretty clear that they only had eyes for each other.

JAMES: “After we had been together for about a year I knew that there was nothing that would cause me to not want to be together. She is so kind and loving that we could just never seem to fight or let anything get to us.”

JOANNE: “For me I knew after being together a year that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. I had been in previous relationships but none of them were any where near as wonderful as what I have with him. It was nothing he did but more so who he was consistently, he has everything I want in a man, he’s selfless, loving, caring, a great leader, honest and so much fun!”

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Gorgeous ring designed by Bell & Brunt

Although they’d talked about marriage, James threw Joanne off in the lead up to the big moment, by telling her it couldn’t happen for a while financially. So when Joanne got the message that they were going out for dessert, she didn’t get changed from her gym gear figuring they were just headed out for a McFlurry!

JAMES I had been planning it for a couple of months and asked her parents two weeks prior to proposing. I felt confident that she was going to say yes.”

JOANNE: “I was on a high for about a month after he proposed I’d say!”

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Joanne and James are to be married at Al Ru Farm in March 2015 with a Country and Vintage theme, and they are looking forward to a long happy marriage if the last few years are anything to go by! For now though, they continue to stir each other up for their quirky habits:

He is a perfectionist. When his hair gets out of place he must fix it so of course I purposely mess it up just to see him react.”

“She is so clumsy, as soon as I hear any bang or smash I instantly know it was her!” 

We wish them all the best for their bright future together and what will no doubt be a beautiful wedding day.