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our love story: lauren & ashley

April 25th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

Our Love Story Ashley & Lauren (c) Amy Louise Photography (21)

Today on the blog, we’re headed to Fletcher Moss in Didsbury, to share the scenic pre-wedding shoot of newlywed couple, Lauren and Ashley.

Both wanted to avoid anxieties about having their photograph taken on the big day itself, and so a relaxed engagement session was the order of the day. These stunning pictures don’t betray any nerves, though – just a beautiful, coy intimacy between two people madly in love.

We particularly love the muted autumnal palette of woodland greens and browns and the way Amy has created ‘couple interrupted’ shots as they embrace and whisper to each other. Tender, loving, perfect.

With images by Amy Louise Photography.

Our Love Story Ashley & Lauren (c) Amy Louise Photography (3)

lauren says: We got engaged in November 2014. We were going on a family break to Windermere in the Lake District. Suddenly more and more family members were booking lodges at the site and I was none the wiser. Little did I know that everyone else knew Ashley was going to propose…

After we’d arrived, Ashley wanted us to go on a boat trip alone. Still having no idea, we went. It was raining, yet Ashley wanted us to go out onto the deck. I didn’t want to get my hair wet, ha! Eventually, I followed him up the stairs and, to my surprise, Ashley got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. After I said yes (or rather, “YES!”) we went to meet the rest of the family who were all waiting with party poppers, champagne and tears. It was magical.

Our Love Story Ashley & Lauren (c) Amy Louise Photography (15)

We originally met through mutual friends on a night out in Sale and our first date was to the cinema to watch What Happens in Vegas. We got on really well.

Our Love Story Ashley & Lauren (c) Amy Louise Photography (29)

The moment Ashley first told me he loved me I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him and never let him go. We got married at Etrop Grange on 20th January 2017.

Our Love Story Ashley & Lauren (c) Amy Louise Photography (28)

What’s special about our relationship is the fact we’re best friends. No one can make us laugh the way we laugh with each other. We can be completely ourselves around each other and never feel silly. We bring out the best in each other and, when we’re in each other’s company, we’re constantly smiling.

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