Annaliese and Jarryd

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How We Met

My fiancé, Jarryd, and I met after both swiping rights on tinder! We had a mutual friend on FB so it wasn’t as scary as it sounds but we’ve all heard the horror stories so I couldn’t believe the instant connection we had. We got on so well and it was like I’d known him forever. After our first date where we met up at the beach and had sushi, we saw each other on and off for about 6 months. It wasn’t until I went away on a 6 week trip to Europe that he decided he wanted us to be serious. He phoned me when I was only a few days into my trip and told me he loved me, and asked would I be his girlfriend. Of course I said yes, but I’ll never let him live down taking 6 months to work out what I knew from our first few dates lol. That was 5 years ago and we’ve been inseparable ever since! He’s my best friend and just the best partner in life. Jarryd’s been there for me through my mental health struggles, and accepts me as I am every day. He makes me feel beautiful and accepted every day and there is no one else I’d rather spend my life with.

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How They Asked

Jarryd booked us a romantic few days away together on Noosa beach and also organized activities for every day and made dinner reservations at the best restaurants in town every night. As a very organized and particular Virgo girl with anxiety, this was just *chefs kiss* so thoughtful to me. On the second day, I noticed he was super jittery all morning and so worried about the weather. He requested I wear my favorite dress for our afternoon’s activity.

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I assumed we were going for an early dinner or something so I didn’t think too much of it, but we got in the Uber and were dropped at a private entrance to the beach. We got out and he led me through the grass and sand to the ocean where the most stunning white canopy picnic was set up. He got down on one knee and after a few shared nervous giggles between us, he popped the question! It was so romantic and I’m still dreaming of what a perfect afternoon it was! He had champagne, a speaker, and a playlist he made of my favorite romantic music (I’m a sucker for soppy songs), a delicious food platter AND he hired a secret photographer to capture the whole proposal! So as an added bonus we also got to do an engagement shoot. I’m so lucky and he couldn’t have done a better proposal. It is a testimony to how much he truly knows me and I can’t wait to marry him!

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Special Thanks

Rebecca Colefax
 | Photographer
Noosa Picnics
 | Planning