As A Balloon Expands, So Too Does My Love For You…


Andrew McLelland + Lauren Carson lately ventured into the heart of Jozi with photographer Laurentia E Photography who managed to get some specific shots of the 2 of them in love. The balloons additional some fun + colour to the previously colourful city-center.



“As a balloon expands, so also does my really like for you with each and every passing day. To know how I truly really feel about you, search no additional than the balloon giraffe.
” ― Jarod Kintz



How did the 2 of you meet?
We met at a friend’s dress-up themed “I wouldn’t be caught dead in that…” birthday get together a number of years ago. Needless to say we didn’t look our very best. Right after meeting Andrew and jokingly insulting him he mistakenly believed I was interested in him. I proceeded to dance the evening away with my friends. Lucky for me he was oblivious and asked close friends for my number and then asked me out on a date. When I met him for the date I right away fell for his massive blue eyes (he looked much much better in ordinary outfits!) and great sense of humour.


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Tell us about the proposal:
The mood… right after missing our very first flight from Manila we had been relieved following 2 quick aeroplane hops and a boat trip to reach our island location, Apulit in the Philippines…but not that happy about getting to depart our luggage behind and go out to dinner in travel garments.


The ruse… the hotel would get us to another island resort by boat as their way of apologising to us for the combine up.


The truth… Andrew had really cleverly + lovingly set this complete point up above the last number of months and stored it a secret from definitely no 1… except me!



He asked my dad and mom’ permission, made the ring specially for me, told the hotel manager the initial possibilities offered for the proposal spot just weren’t very good adequate and asked that they come up with something greater. So the thought of a deserted island, utilized only for snorkel stops till then, was picked as the place. He would pop the question… or would he?


We arrived at the island via velocity boat to hotel personnel setting up a dinner table for us, a individual chef and tons of bubbly to appreciate on our blanket although overlooking the moonlit sea, surrounded by candles in the sand. Effectively now that I’ve set this gorgeous scene you want to know exactly what I mentioned next… and I quote: “Jeepers Ards, if you are ever going to propose – this is the way to do it!”


I turned towards him only to have a ring thrust at me!And that’s how Andrew in no way did get to pop the question…I quite considerably did it for him!



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