October 26th, 2017 | Julia Braime
You know those too-good-to-be-true scenes in romantic films that you never expect to actually happen in real life? Well the proposal story that goes with today’s featured engagement shoot is just like that!
We can’t believe the planning and romantic levels Rob went to in order to make his proposal to Rebekah so incredibly and utterly special. We seriously hope there are more Robs out there for ladies yet to get engaged!
Keen not to spoil the tale, we’ll let Rebekah explain how their love story began and built up to one of the most epic proposals we’ve had the pleasure of featuring on the blog. Rebekah, you’re one lucky lady!
With images by Stories Of I Do.
rebekah says: The engagement was a complete surprise to me. I had just been offered a new job and Rob decided he was taking me away to celebrate. He gave me a list of items to bring and the rest was a mystery.
We arrived at the stunning Patrick Brompton Hall in North Yorkshire, late on Friday night and were greeted by the owners and their beautiful Great Danes; still I had no idea of what was ahead.
The Saturday was a glorious day and Rob drove us to the dales and pulled out some riding boots from the back of his car. He had arranged a horse riding lesson and a trek through the dales (something which I had always wanted to do). We then went to Aysgarth Falls and headed back to Patrick Brompton before dinner.
Just before we left for dinner Rob told me that he had spoken to the owners and we were allowed to look around the grounds as they were away from the house. We walked in front of the beautiful house and down a path framed with trees either side and came to a white door that lead to a walled garden. I opened the door and the sun was shining on a picturesque rose garden and I could see an easel between the roses.
As we walked up to the easel I could see pictures from our time at university, Rob lead me round the box hedge to two more easels filled with pictures of our time together. Here, he knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Rob arranged for us to have an engagement shoot following the proposal (another surprise to me!). He thought that we would want to remember such a fantastic weekend – and he was right.
The shoot took place the day after we got engaged at Patrick Brompton Hall. Jon and Mary of Stories Of I Do, were fantastic and put us at ease straight away as we walked through the grounds, re-enacting our engagement.
We really enjoyed the engagement shoot; it made the weekend even more special. We have printed the photos and have them in frames at home, and our family members have picked their favourites too.
Rob and I first met eight years ago on our first day as undergraduates at the University of Liverpool.
Our first date was a shopping trip in Liverpool One. We were inseparable from day one but I think love developed as we got to know each other more.
I couldn’t say exactly when I knew Rob was the one but once I met him I knew I would always want him in my life.
I love his ambition, not only that he dreams big, but he follows through and achieves his goals.
We are getting married in July next year. Our ceremony is booked at St James Church in Ormskirk, followed by a reception at Meols Hall Tithe Barn, in Southport.
Our biggest wish for married life is that we continue to face life’s ups and downs together with passion and a little humour.
While we have been planning our wedding, we have found most magazines and blogs focus on the South of the UK, so it’s great to have a blog like Brides Up North for inspiration that champions the North!
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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…
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