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Big red heart balloons, checked shirts and happily frolicking the streets... you’re in for a treat. Here is the engagement of Dan and Mike, a young gay couple engaged to be married. Read their story about how they met and their journey into a beautiful same sex marriage here... and keep your eyes peeled for their wedding which is coming up soon!
Here is what Dan had to say: “I met Mike in a local nightclub, enjoying drinks with my friends, Mike persisted to follow me around the club interrupting my conversations and trying to introduce himself. He was actually really annoying me and I told him off and said I was busy.
As luck would have it the next time I saw him that night was when I turned around and he was taking the mickey out of me pulling faces behind me. It certainly wasn’t the best start....
A bit later after a few beers and finding out a few more details on this annoying guy I decided to go and have a bit of fun myself winding him up. Somehow I ended up being charmed and agreed to go for dinner. We met at the Malmaison the next day, and after 10 minutes with Mike I knew he was a keeper!! 3 1/2 years later I’m about to get married and I’m the luckiest guy alive.
Dan and Mike are a lively and outgoing couple, always up for a laugh and never sit still... they are always up for an adventure, and are now preparing for an adventure of a lifetime as they prepare for their wedding day.
You can clearly see the energy of this young gay couple as they run about the streets, they are so caught up in love that they hardly remembered that their wedding photographer Lisa had been there capturing these moments.
Our engagement photo shoot took place on the Birmingham canals in the city center. It’s one of my favorite areas and the photographer, Lisa, picked some great locations. I can be quite shy but we had so much fun I forgot all the other people milling around and we took tonnes of pictures.
We love our engagement pictures! We think that the pictures are really quirky and imaginative and truly reflect our personalities. The pictures don’t just stick to the standard format of pretty background and static poses. During the shoot we ran up bridges, posed in tunnels, hugged statues and even had the pleasure of being escorted out of Giorgio Armani for posing with the mannequins.
I know my family will be delighted with our engagement pictures and they will no doubt make me and Mike smile looking back at our wedding day. Our families are completely supportive of each of us being young gay men, our relationship together and our decision to get married. They don't see this as a typical same-sex marriage and label us as a gay couple, but rather they see us and our wedding as a celebration for a couple who is deeply in love.
And a side not from Mike: I’m really looking forward it. It’ll be great having all my military mates there too. Dan is not just marrying into my natural family but also to the MERCIAN family who are all really excited to have him.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Carpenter - United Kingdom Wedding Photographer
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