I went along to Charmouth beach recently to photograph this wonderful couple and what fun was had! I am totally in love with this set of images, the connection is so evident it shines through! Here is Becky and Simon’s engagement story they told me about on the day…
Becky’s lifelong ambition had been to see Phil Collins live in concert. She grew up with his music, but thought her dream was never to happen as he said he would never tour again. Then he announced a concert. And Simon began to hatch a plan.
Managing to get 2 tickets for the Royal Albert Hall in London, it seemed that all was lost when a couple of days before the concert Phil Collins tripped in his hotel room and needed to reschedule.
In early November, finally getting her dream come true, Simon whisked Becky off to the ‘Big Smoke’ for a relaxing day of mooching and to Becky’s delight and amazement, an overnight stay at The Ritz! What could be better?!
As if pre-proposal nerves (and Phil’s false start) weren’t bad enough, this wasn’t going to be made easy for Simon. After losing the tickets prior to the night, the re-issued tickets wouldn’t scan, the second replacements tickets were for the wrong seats and finally just minutes before Phil made his grand entrance, they were seated!
The concert was amazing and a third of the way through the second half during Becky’s favourite song ‘In the Air Tonight’, Simon tapped Becky on the shoulder and when she turned round he presented her with her engagement ring and mouthed ‘Will you marry me?’. Cue celebrations and the perfect end to the night…pink champagne at The Ritz!