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Meeting online those days is very normal. When it’s comes to first date Claire and Ahmed felt nervous. You just never know how different a person could be from their online profile so they was bracing them self for that. But when Ahmed saw Claire at a distance and walking towards him, he got so excited and he remembered thinking “please let it be her, please let it be her, please it be her”. Claire just notice that he is much more handsome then his profile photo. They clicked so well and they could talk for hours.  On the way home excitement hit them both  thinking about where this could go….

They didn’t have to wait long. Adoring each other and  loving being together makes them happiest people on the world. Ahmed is incredibly fun she says. He has a great sense of humour, his excitement is infectious and when he gets passionate about something it is easy to get swept along with him. He has the capacity to make everyone comfortable in his presence and that became more evident for her when he started meeting Claire friends and family.  Ahmed feel so lucky and grateful that he get to be standing, walking and sitting beside one of the most beautiful girl in the world. She gives him that spark in life where he just feel like he can do anything. She makes him a better person.  And it’s her little quirkiness and sense of humour which really makes him love being around her.

So when all above was obvious Ahmed went to Claire’s parents, originally to ask for advice about a personal project of his. But when he went to their house and after a quick small talk, he told them that he actually wanted to talk about Claire and him instead.

After talking to the parents about their relationship and how much he care for her, he then asked for their daughter’s hand in marriage. Even though he told them to think about it, they had no hesitation in saying yes. But they had to keep it quiet for weeks, which was not easy for them. Next was Ahmed’s parents to be told, who already knew of this, about coming to Claire’s parents house to surprise Claire on the day of the proposal.
In the meantime, he went to the cafe where they first met and talked to the owner about arranging to use the facility after closing time for private use. They were very accommodating and pleased to help out, whilst also preparing everything for him. ( Special thanks to the owner for such kindness )  
On the evening of the engagement, Ahmed tricked Claire into thinking that they were going out for a meal and cinema, but they just so happens to be too “early” so they went to a particular cafe a few blocks down for some drinks. Claire didn’t think they could go in because it was closed and the staff were tidying up. But they told us to come in. And when we went closer to our table, there were candles around, they sat down at “their” table, had a drink, reminisced about their relationship and he did got down on one knee. When leaving the cafe, Claire thought they were still going to go for that meal, but  actually he took her to her parent’s house to surprise her there, with his parents hiding away in another room and also her grandmother made a late appearance as a final surprise to share the happy occasion. 
The whole thing was incredibly special and Claire felt one lucky girl! Can future be more excited for those two best friends who are going to get married in two weeks time? I believe so! They are team, they support and encourage each other and they have an awful lot of fun together! So what ever future holds for them and what ever they do it can only bring lots of fun!
I know how unpatience Claire and Ahmed were to see this photos from our save the date photo session, and I can not blame them for that cuz we really had fantastic time swimming in this gorgeous summer light at the Royal Botanic Garden  but one of the reason why I kept for so long was when the cold days comes I knew this photos will warm your hearts <3 



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To see more photos from this gorgeous engagement photo session at Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh please click on slideshow below with volume up.