Here at PhotoBox, we’re always on the lookout for some extra creation inspiration. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we went on a hunt for some hidden romantics amongst our fellow PhotoBox staff. And well, we think outdone ourselves with this one. Prepare yourself for some serious ‘Aww-inducing’ romance…

Our Trading Manager, Michael, has worked with us for around 6 months now, but little did we know he was an avid PhotoBox-er long before this. Michael had been with his girlfriend Emily for 8 years, he actually met her age 11 on his very first day of high school, and the time had come for the The Proposal.

Emily and Michael had a bit of a tradition going on. Every year they would take a holiday snap with a Polaroid camera to cherish that moment. So when Michael spotted PhotoBox’s Retro prints, he knew they’d be perfect for what he had planned.

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His next endeavour was to collate the photos they had together and pick his favourite from every year of their relationship, one to highlight something memorable from every year. From that holiday and the best parties, to milestones and memorable moments, he picked his best ones and placed his order…

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Michael swears he’s not really that romantic but we beg to differ! He spent an entire night collating a book of memories to give Emily on their 8th anniversary together. And he had a very special question to ask her at the end…

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So, on the hill of Alexandra Palace with the city of London as his backdrop, on a warm summer’s evening, Michael gave Emily her anniversary gift and got down on one knee with the beautiful engagement ring he’d bought for her months before. And, of course, she said yes!

(Are you crying yet? We were at this point.)

And it’s all down to PhotoBox (okay not all but we’re taking some credit here). For a look at our lovely little packs of Retro Prints or some extra inspiration on Valentine’s Day Gifting – from saying I do to simply saying I love you – check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide here.

A big thanks (and congratulations!) to Michael and Emily for sharing their story. 

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