Engagement

our love story. jessica & tim

24th August 2015 | Julia Braime

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (20)

Brides Up North readers Jessica and Tim are about to tie the knot this Bank Holiday weekend, so we thought it was only right that they share their love story and colourful engagement shoot images with us on the pages of their favourite wedding blog. Over to the bride to be… (and congratulations from Team Brides Up North!)

With images by Steve Bridgwood Photography.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (15)

jessica says: We got engaged in June 2014, it was my first weekend home after knee surgery and Tim brought me breakfast in bed. On the plate he has spelt out “Will you marry me?” in alphabetti spaghetti and it was a fantastic surprise to come home to.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (3)

We are getting married on 30th August this year at Heaton House Farm.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (4)

We first met in our local pub in 2005, I was wearing a Ramones T shirt and Tim (who likes the Ramones) came up to me and started talking about them and what my favourite album was. I wasn’t able to answer as I didn’t really know a lot about them and we had a joke about it and hit it off from there.

On our first date we went to cinema, it didn’t start particularly well as we nearly crashed on the way there. Then we went to see a Jim Carey film and it was only after I told Tim that he (Jim Carey, not Tim) really annoys me. So it wasn’t an ideal start.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (11)

We never really had that defining “this is it” moment, but the more time we were with one another the more we knew something special was there and wanted to be with each other.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (19)

 

I love all of the sweet little things Tim does for me. I love how he has always been there for me no matter what. I love how we love each other after being together for almost a decade and our love is getting stronger.

tim says: What I love most about Jess is how kind and conscientious she is to others, which makes me think what a great mother she will be.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (28)

Tim’s annoying little habit is that he is too clean and always tidying up. Mine is that I’m a bit messy, so our annoying little habits work well together.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (26)

 

Our greatest wish for married life is to carry on growing together and to continue enjoying all of life’s little adventures with one another… and to start a family.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (24)

We chose to have an engagement shoot as it was something different for us both and was a great way for us to get to know Steve better and how he works.

We had a great time on the engagement shoot with Steve in the Northern Quarter. He really made us feel a lot more relaxed for the big day as neither of us are big on having our photo taken, but now we’ve got a really good feel for it. The photographs are going to be used on the day for our memory board and we’re going to use them at home too.

A Colourful Northern Quarter Engagement (c) Steve Bridgwood Photography (22)

We both have found Brides Up North really useful in planning our own wedding and it has helped us to  channel our own ideas in how we want our wedding to look – and we’ll be back to share the results!

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  • August 25, 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    This is beautiful. It’s wonderful to read a personal journey. The best part about my job ( as a bespoke poet) is taking those stories and weaving them into special words so I really enjoyed this suppplement. Thankyou 🙂 Love is lovely!

  • August 26, 2015 | Permalink | Reply

    Such a beautiful story from such a beautiful lady inside and out! We can’t wait for you to see Jessica’s gorgeous dress from here at LOVE! She’s chosen a fabulous wedding venue too!Can’t wait to see more pics from the big day!xxx

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