Pre-Wedding Shoot: Future Mr + Mrs Maier

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Laura + Mihai
27.06.2020︱Lewes, East Sussex
Instagram: @laura_grover @travelwithmihai @hisandhersfootprints
Laura + Mihai decided to celebrate their would be wedding day with a pre-wedding shoot. They have postponed their wedding at The Ravenswood from June 2020 to August 2021. The gorgeous couple got dressed up and the bride to be wore a gorgeous bespoke painted leather jacket, made for their original date. Mr and Mrs Maier to be tell us all about the shoot, their love story and their upcoming wedding plans...
Photographer @elenapopaphotoJacket @bespokechalkandprint
Tell us how you celebrated your original wedding date...
We celebrated our 'would be wedding' date by getting dressed up, having a mini photoshoot, eating pizza, cutting cake and drinking cocktails! We had such a special day, receiving so many wonderful messages and gifts from friends and family and are so glad we decided to mark our 'original date'. It makes us even more excited for the real thing! 
How did you meet and how long have you been together? 
We met in 2011 whilst both working on a cruise ship, Laura as a dancer and Mihai working as a photographer. We carried on working and travelling across the world together on ships until 2018.
Tell us your proposal story...
My (Laura) contract was extended a few months on board so Mihai and my parents came to onboard for a week cruise holiday around the Mediterranean Sea. We were all dressed up after having dinner and we both just got back to our cabin and just chatting about our next adventures and plans and Mihai just got down on one knee! Eeekk it was perfect! The next morning when we told my parents, you would not believe but a pod of dolphins swam past at that exact moment! My Dad already knew as Mihai had asked for his permission (although he didn’t know when exactly) but my Mum burst into tears! Happy tears though! 
What is your favourite photo from the shoot? 
I love the one with 2 meter distance sign painted on the floor! 
Why did you choose the shoot location?
We chose Lewes for our “would be" day shoot as that’s where we gave our notice of marriage. We both also love the cobbled streets and cute little houses in Lewes and were welcomed with empty streets too! 
Did you feel nervous behind the camera? 
A little at first but Elena made us feel at total ease and relaxed.
Did you find the shoot helpful for helping you feel more prepared for the wedding day? 
Would you recommend that other couples have an engagement shoot?
If your budget can stretch that little bit I would definitely recommend as it gives you chance to get to know your photographer and helps you to feel comfortable in front of the camera. 
What advice would you give to other couples who do plan to have a pre-wedding shoot? 
Wear something you feel comfortable in so you feel totally relaxed.
Tell us about your wedding plans...
We are planning to have a subtle sea/travel theme, with lots of light blue and the table plan being ‘The Seven Seas’. 
What has been your favourite part of wedding planning so far? 
Hmm, I think cake tasting has to be the favourite!
What are you most looking forward to about the wedding date? 
Having all our friends and family under one roof. Also I can’t wait to finally meet all our wonderful suppliers for real! They have all been so lovely through the postponement making everything that little bit easier. We’ve spent months chatting online and via email so it will be amazing to finally meet them all! And of course I can’t wait to wear my painted leather jacket again by the wonderful @bespokechalkandprint!
Do you plan to incorporate any of the photos into your wedding?
Yes definitely, we have already uploaded them onto our wedding website. Which we had linked on our original invites when we sent them out but we’ve been updating guests on the postonement via the website. I would highly recommend using a wedding website to any couples, we found it super easy to set up and you can keep all the information for guests in one place.
Laura + Mihai's set up for their would be wedding day! See how more couples celebrated their postponed dates in our Lockdown Love series.
Follow Laura + Mihai's adventures on Instagram @hisandhersfootprints

From Brides, With Love xo

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