Civic Gardens Engagement Photographer
I’m off to photograph this fun couple’s wedding today, here are their engagement photos captured back in May at Civic Gardens which is always a favourite of mine as it has such great variety of backgrounds. I love how much fun they have together and fun sense of humor- just check out their answers below and you’ll see what I mean!
We met through a phone app called Badoo that Garth had purposefully downloaded and Cher downloaded on a whim because her sister was using it to make new friends. Cher almost ignored Garth’s like of her profile because he had an earring. (“Soooo superficial!” ~Garth).
Garth’s first thoughts – “She’s quiet and cautious and nervous.” Cher’s first thoughts – “He’s not as tall or muscular as I thought he’d be.”
Cher’s version!: Garth had always teased me about picking bouquets from private gardens and I, of course, always refused and would walk away from him so I couldn’t be blamed as an accomplice. On the day he proposed, we had decided to go for a walk in a park. Garth kept searching for flowers with no success. I kept pointing out the few wild flowers we came across along the path and he’d say, “No. That’s not right”. FINALLY, we came to a bunch of gardens outside a museum and he pointed out a few of the prettiest ones. I agreed they were pretty, but was very confused why he seemed to care so much about the flowers. We went and sat on a bench nearby and chatted for a few minutes before getting up to head back to the car. As we walked back past the gardens, Garth teased about picking a flower for me and I walked away as I always did. Usually he always followed quickly, but this time he didn’t. This time, I turned around and he was still by the flowers. I walked back to him to ask what he was doing. He pointed at a flower and asked, “What do you think of this flower?” I looked down to see the ring sitting perfectly on a bright, blue cornflower. The blue sapphire blended with the flower as the sun sparkled off the diamonds on either side of it. I looked back at Garth as he said, “You can have that flower if you marry me.” I looked silently at him as he said, “Would this make it better?” and got down on one knee. “Yes, I’ll marry you!” We embraced and he said, “I wanted to find the perfect flower because you are my butterfly and butterflies are attracted to flowers.” Heart melt! Garth’s version: Once upon a time in a province far, far away, while in a park, I wanted to find the right flower that would camouflage the stone of the ring so Cher would not notice at first. Cher always tells me that she would never accept a flower if I pick it from a garden. So, being sneaky, I placed the ring on a blue cornflower and Cher about the flower. If she says yes, she can have the flower. Guess she really wanted the flower! After all, butterflies love flowers.
Garth – First picture we ever took of the two of us because it is a reminder of the day we spend together after going to church together for the first time. Cher – Making it through “basic training” inspired workouts for 4 weeks as a couple and going out for sushi on the second last day of training as a reward for all the hard work.
Garth – How she’s blossoming into the real her. Cher – His “crazy” ideas for how to accomplish goals and tasks.
Garth – As a celebration of happiness, kindness, love, and understanding. Cher – As beautiful, bold, fun, and very “us”.
Garth says, “On the walls!”
Because your description of how you approach a wedding day made me tear up when I read it. And because I connected with you as booth neighbours at the London Bridal Expo.