Nat responded to a competition I ran a few months ago – I invited the best engagement stories to submit their story with the prize being an engagement shoot. The following was her submission:
So earlier in the year I booked 4 tickets to attend Hope Rocks an 80s 90s rock gig at Hope Estate in the Hunter.
Fast forward to the gig… Myself, my girlfriend and 2 mates head up to the Hunter and arrive at Hope Estate.
The line up for the day was The Screaming Jets, The Superjesus, The Baby Animals and several more.
During the first two bands Hope Estate was advertising their app and you could win an $800 Bruce Springsteen package. I noticed my girlfriend was constantly on her phone. I asked who she was chatting to and she said that she was entering to win the tickets…
Every now and then I noticed my mate on her phone and thought gee they are chatting to each other. Each band gave away prizes.
When the Superjesus took to the stage I told my group to be quiet so i could listen to Sarah McLeod as she is my favorite Aussie female artist.
In the middle of her set, Sarah started talking to everyone…
She then asked if there was a Nat in the crowd… I just stood there. Then she was like I know Nat that you are standing in a particular section and she continued to ask for Nat Waterhouse… OMG I won the Bruve Springsteen tickets! I was beside myself with excitement!
All the time she was saying my name I was thinking why is she calling me Nat???
Then when Sarah found me thanks to the hundreds of people around me she asked me if Allyce was with me… I was screaming. OMG we won!
Then she said that Allyce had something to ask me and I turned around to see Allyce on bended knee!
At the end of the night after being bombarded with congratulations from over 1000 people… having had what felt like 1000 photos with strangers and missing the rest of the gig due to everyone congratulating us and meeting Sarah, I finally heard the proposal planning.
Allyce contacted Sarah via facebook for her help… To Allyce’s surprise Sarah said yes and they chatted and planned for 3 weeks.
On the day while Allyce was constantly on her phone she was still chatting with Sarah as they were both so nervous.
It was an absolutely amazing proposal…
Nat & Allyce it was a joy to capture you, your love and your beauty x