In Melissa's own words : "My boyfriend and I met in romantic Sodwana a little more than 3 years ago. A few friends of mine tagged along on my brother's holiday with all his friends. Never would I, a very English girl, have imagined being swept off my feet by one of my brothers friend's Marnus, in his khaki rugby shorts, bare chest, and missing a front tooth... YES you read correctly, he had unfortunately walked into a scaffolding pole on one of his sites at work and knocked his tooth out. I was a bit skeptical at first, but his amazing personality and fighting spirit shone through...and now I cant imagine my life without him. And yes, he is now fully toothed once again! ;-)We plan to get engaged this year!!"

You might remember that a few months ago I ran a promotion for couples where they had to share their "how-we-met" story.  I would like to thank every one that entered and it was a difficult decision to pick a winner for the complimentary couple shoot.  In the end Melissa and Marnus's story stood out and I loved the humor and romance in their story.  :-)   When I met them for their shoot, they were so relaxed and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with them.  I could immediately see that there is a very special bond between these two.  Here are a couple of their pictures.  Oh and the Dandelions were absolutely magical !

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