John & Priya's surprise proposal in the Blue Mountains

Updated: May 14, 2020

Surprise marriage proposal, Blue Mountains

It was as the sun set over the magic Blue Mountains that John asked his girlfriend of five years to marry him. Little did she know that her husband to be had spent months setting up a trip to celebrate her 30th birthday, coordinating with a fake email account to enlist us here at de lumiere photography to capture it all unfolding.

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Sarah our owner and official photographer on the day explains “John organised an entire weekend in the Blue Mountains for the two of them while I came up with the idea of a private lookout at sunset over the Blue Mountains for the proposal itself. When it came time for John to propose (and he was seriously nervous!!) the Mountains didn’t disappoint and put on a spectacular show. Priya had no idea, was completely surprised. I was honoured (and a little teary) to be a part of such a special occasion.”

John tells the story of how the pair came to meet. “In my first year of University, meeting lots of new people for the first time, I added Pree on ‘Facebook,’ thinking she was a similarly sounding classmate. She subsequently approached me at a party to find out how we knew each other – and on meeting such a suave and beautiful woman, I panicked, pretended she added me and pretty much fled! Thankfully she’s a forgiving person and we properly met 4 years later, and despite the initial faux pas, we hit it off and have been together ever since.”