our love story: amber & paul

20th September 2016 | Rachel Hirst

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This afternoon on the blog we’re sharing a stunning engagement shoot which was captured in the North West .

In keeping with the styling for their impending wedding, high school sweethearts Amber and Paul chose a peaceful woodland beauty spot as the ideal backdrop for their rustic themed love story shoot.

With images by Jane Louise Photography.


amber says: Paul proposed to me in January 2015. We were away at the time in York enjoying a relaxing two-night spa break to celebrate our five-year anniversary. I had no clue of Paul’s intentions, especially as my mum had been hinting that Spain would be a lovely place to get engaged (we were going away as a family to Spain that year) so I really thought he would propose in Spain.  Little did I know!

Our wedding date is set for 30th March 2017, with the celebrations taking place at the beautiful Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Chester.


We first got to know each other at school and were high school sweethearts!

For our first date we went for coffee in Manchester and we got along straight away. Over a short period of time we became best friends and we believed we would be together forever. I just knew that we would one day get married.


What I love most about Paul is how caring and thoughtful he is to me every day without a second thought. Paul says that he loves how creative and passionate I am in everything I do and how loving and supportive I am in every situation.


Our biggest wish for married life is to create a family and enjoy our older years together.


We decided to have an engagement shoot after I saw it offered as part of a wedding photography package. It looked like fun and we both felt it would be a great way to get to know our photographer and to feel more at ease in front of the camera before our big day arrives.

The shoot has made us both feel excited and prepared for our wedding images and we now know what to expect on our big day. We also have a special set of images to look back on forever and we plan to frame and display some of them soon!


During the wedding planning process I’ve been enjoying all the bridal inspiration and real wedding blog posts that Brides Up North has to offer.

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