After winning a competition with Perth photographer Liesl Cheney and Willow Lane Creative (who created the gorgeous floral crown in this shoot), Courtney and Nick ventured to the beautiful Trigg Beach for their beautiful beach engagement shoot. With it’s varied coastline of jagged limestone, lush green dune vegetation and soft sand it was the perfect location for this loved-up duo to capture their romance.

From Courtney –

We first met in London when I had moved into Nick’s house share. As soon as we met, sparks flew and I knew that we were going to have something special. After 3 months of dating my working visa was up but Nick still had 5 months to go. We decided that our relationship was worth the wait and toughed it out for the five months we were apart.

After casually looking at engagement rings, Nick suggested we go into the city and revisit Rosendorffs. He was quite adamant that is where he wanted to go back to. We tried on a number of rings, and after trying on a few rings that I loved, Nick asked me to go outside and wait for him.  After waiting a while, Nick came out, credit card in hand saying, “It keeps declining!” Eventually he sorted out the problem with the card, but Nick said it was going to take eight weeks to arrive so I marked the date in my diary and the wait began. Little did I know that he put a rush on the order….

A few weeks later Nick asked me to go out to breakfast with him to his new restaurant, but I already had plans with friends. Unbeknown to me, Nick contacted my friends and told them I needed to be free – so they called me saying they had double booked cancelled. I was disappointed but excited that I could now go to Nick’s new restaurant for breakfast.

I was getting ready as usual when Nick suggested that I wear the blue dress that he loved.  When we arrived we sat down at his restaurant and ordered some tea and coffee. All of a sudden Nick said that he wanted to give me a tour of the building and that we should go now before it gets too busy. My tea was delicious so I asked if we could just finish our tea and coffee first, but he couldn’t wait.  Off we went on the tour, to the top of the building where the Wildflower Restaurant was soon to be opened.

As we walked out onto the balcony I was admiring the beautiful view of the river and the city when I saw Nick grab something from behind a cushion – that’s when I knew! When I turned around Nick was down on one knee, he said some romantic words but at that stage I was in tears of excitement and happiness and I don’t remember any of it!! When there was a break in the tears Nick asked… Of course I said “YES!”



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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