Earlier this year, Adrian swept Deb away on a whirlwind trip down the South Coast of NSW telling her only to pack a bag and a nice dress for dinner. They arrived at the incredible gardens of Merribee, which Adrian had rented out for the entire weekend! After arriving and freshening up in their converted silo accommodation, Adrian suggested they go for a walk through the gardens before dinner. Little did Deb know I was hiding in the bushes like a creep waiting for them!

To add context to the story, Deb knew that Adrian was going to propose, but she didn’t know when, or where, or that I would be there to document it!

He walked her over to a carefully selected seat in the garden where they sat and discussed their future – well, Adrian did most of the talking but Deb got a few words in there! They chatted about their plans and dreams and finally Adrian presented Deb with a stunning conflict free diamond ring perfectly crafted by Linda & Co. We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring all the magical little corners of the garden before they headed off to dinner to celebrate!

Nicola Bodle is an Australian destination wedding photographer. She captures weddings, engagements and elopements throughout Australia and the world. Based on the Mid-North Coast of NSW, she specialises in bold, honest and emotive imagery for adventurous couples and romantic souls.