If you’re looking for a unique location for photographs, these Sussex Ouse Valley Viaduct photos hit the mark! We happened upon this location thanks to Miriam’s hairdresser, and couldn’t have been happier with it. We lucked out with a bright and sunny day, which allowed us to explore this spot for Miriam and Richard’s engagement photographs. If you missed part one of this series, be sure to check out the first part at Devil’s Dyke by clicking here!
While the golden shots were taken in the viaduct’s arches themselves, we’d be remiss not to include photos of the magnificent viaduct’s architecture from afar. The structure was completed in 1841 and was quite impressive to behold from both near and far.
“Due to it being winter (and extra cold!) in England most of our attire choices on the day-of were around making sure we would be warm enough! This included multiple layers of clothing, big scarves and winter coats (which we both ended up breaking that day). I really love the way we both look so cosy. You would never know I had hand warmers down my bra, hahaha.”
“The planning of the proposal is a story in itself. The location was chosen when a friend and I were wandering Covent Garden looking for such a place. When I saw the hotel’s breathtaking rooms I knew this was the place I would ask Mims to marry me. The ring was chosen from Mims’ favourite jewelry brand, Marrow Fine. This one-of-a-kind ring was put on the website and within 24 hours I had made the purchase. The ring is Miriam all over. I then sent my sister to fly from London to San Fransisco to pick it up on quite the journey.
On the day of the proposal, we arrived at the hotel in Covent Garden to find they had upgraded us to a beautiful suite. From there, we visited a Swedish bakery for pastries (Mims is Swedish), and went to the west end for a musical. For dinner we visited our favourite Covent Garden restaurant and then went back to the hotel.
During dinner, the hotel had decorated the room with red balloons, from which 20 photos were hung of various moments in our relationship. At this point Mims still had absolutely no idea (I don’t know how). After walking all around the room (and moving away from where I had positioned the camera to film) I brought her back to the front. My hands and voice were shaking in tandem. I got down on one knee, told her I wanted this to continue forever and asked her to marry me. She said yes, and immediately went for the ring.”
Part three of this series, which takes place at the Brighton Beach Bandstand, is now live, check it out here!
Engagement Ring: Marrow Fine
Makeup: Jennifer Kayleigh
Hair: Chloe Cook