Georgina and Jay

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How We Met

We met back in 2012 working at TGI Friday’s in the o2 arena. I was a waitress, he was a bartender. On my first shift, he was behind the bar preparing for the opening and he asked me if I wanted to help him pick some mint. We became really good friends and two years later in 2014, he asked me to ‘take me off the market’ and become his girlfriend!

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How They Asked

It was the night before my birthday and I had been out for lunch with a friend. I came home and there was a note on my front door telling me to go straight to the back of the garden and leave my phone and bag inside.

At the back of the garden, there was a projector screen and a table with fairy lights and another note saying ‘put the headphones on, press play, watch the video, do not get distracted’.

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As I pressed to play a video began of photos and videos of our life together over the past 6 years – it was incredible! At the end of the video, the instructions told me to take the headphones off and turn around. As I did, jay was behind me, down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.

He had thought of everything! He videoed the whole proposal and his sister was hiding in my garden taking photos of the whole thing. It was so special, intimate, and just perfect!

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Special Thanks

Taya van Geleen
 | Photographer