Sheky and Jonathan

These romantic engagement photos of Sheky and Jonathan snapped at Yaralla Estate by photographer Jonathan David feels like such a nice way to spend a Saturday and such a nice story to tell today. Want to know just how romantic? Read on for their story, there is so much love in their words and so much love in each and every photo.

Jonathan (fiance) says, “We first met a little over two years ago at a mutual friend’s farewell party. We were drawn to each other immediately and felt so comfortable in each other’s presence. We spoke for much of the night and our chemistry was incredible. At the end of the night I asked Sheky for her number and I’m so glad I did…. It was without a doubt one of the best decisions of my life!”

On what she loves about Jonathan, Sheky tells, “Jonathan has made me feel more loved than I thought possible. He brightens up my day, and makes me laugh. But most importantly, I admire his passion for life, his career and our future. He loves to talk, and even though I have no interest in what he is saying at times (usually sport, as he is a PE Teacher) his excitement when he is telling a story is more than enough to brighten my day. I am the luckiest girl to have met such an amazing guy and I look forward to a lifetime of happiness with him.”

The proposal? “After two amazing years, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, so I left work early one day and set up our apartment to surprise her when she returned from work. I had a rose placed by the front door and when she walked in there were rose petals scattered along the hallway leading to a big love heart shaped with even more rose petals. In the centre of the heart was the ring. The room was candlelit to set the mood and chilled champagne was at the ready, in anticipation of hearing the three letter word that would make me the happiest man on earth. Once I gave her my big speech on bended knee that I had pre-prepared and read over dozens and dozens of times to make sure I said it all correctly, I asked her to marry me and she said ‘Maybe’ to make me a little more nervous than I was, before blurting out ‘YES, YES, YES of course!!!”

“Our first date was a dinner a few days after we met. The waitress had to return to us three or more times to take our order because each time she came, we hadn’t yet looked at the menu as both of us were too engrossed in our conversation – not at all surprising as we both love to talk a lot! We were also the last people to leave the restaurant that night. We didn’t want the night to end.”

On what Jonathan loves about Sheky, he notes, ” Sheky is without a doubt the most amazing person I have ever met. She is incredibly beautiful, sexy, kind, caring, intelligent, funny, loving and loveable. Her eyes, her smile and her laugh all make me melt and everyday her spirit makes my heart soar. She is quite literally the love of my life, my soul mate and my best friend and I feel so lucky to have won her heart. We have such a strong bond and everything we do in life we do as a team. She has made me a better person and I know we will have an amazing future together. I simply cannot wait to marry her and to be husband and wife.”