“For our engagement shoot, we decided to bake up some Christmas goodies and wear Christmas jumpers and go all out corny!”
The couple: Shauna Lawlor & Shane Grainger
Photographer: Couple Photography (Roslyn Byrne)
We met… At work, we were friends first and then got together about a year later on a work night out… on the Dublin ghost bus tour!
Our proposal… Shane proposed during a picnic at my favourite spot in the whole world, it’s a little road down from the mountain near Blackhead Lighthouse in County Clare, we called it Joseph’s road growing up and it’s a very special place. You couldn’t plan it, it was just perfect, the sun was shining (a rarity in the west!), it was so clear you could see out across to Galway bay and the Aran Islands, there was a horse and foal grazing in the field beside us and the sounds of a trickling freshwater stream behind us. Shane said he had to wait for a gap for me to stop eating to ask… he was waiting a while… then gave up and asked me as I had a mouthful of M&M’s.
Our engagement shoot story… Shane and I both just love Christmas, we get totally caught up in the magic and wonder of it regardless of our age! It’s such a lovely family time and a time for counting your blessings with people you love. The fabulous food and wine that goes with it also helps! Open fires, mulled wine, the smell of cinnamon and wrapping presents … what’s not to love about Christmas!
Our wedding package included an engagement shoot so we decided to have the engagement shoot at our apartment when it was all done up for Christmas because we thought it was going to be something a bit different and would reflect our personalities more than a studio shoot. We decided to bake up some Christmas goodies and wear Christmas jumpers and go all out corny! Our photographer Ros (Couple Photography) strongly encouraged this too so it was a lot of fun to do! We baked gingerbread men, reindeer cupcakes, cakepops and cookies and washed it all down with some mulled wine. The pictures are pretty hilarious and really capture that we were having fun and not taking ourselves too seriously. It will be so nice to look back on them in years to come.
Psst! To see how Shauna & Shane’s Big Day unfolded, pop back to the blog next Monday where you can see all the gorgeous snaps from their beautiful Lough Rynn Castle Christmas wedding!
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.