Couple announces their love in an intimate outdoor snowscape engagement session!
Posing in front of snowy mountain tops and wooded landscapes, engaged couple Chifique Porter and Ghengis Kong look absolutely adorable and blissfully in love in this stunning photo shoot!
Captured by Seas Mtns Company, their playful chemistry takes center stage as they explore the wintery wonderland that is Franconia, New Hampshire.
For more on their journey to love and photos from their outdoor snowscape engagement session, keep scrolling below!
- Couple: Chifique Porter & Ghengis Kong
- Engagement shoot location: Franconia Notch, Franconia, NH
- Photography: Seas Mtns Co
- Wedding Date: August 12th, 2021
How they met…
Chifique first met Ghengis while working as a supervisor at a restaurant. The pair had a common friend/co worker who had been telling Chifique about a “friend” he wanted her to meet for years. So, their friend brought him into the restaurant and their love story began!
The proposal & the bling…
Chifique and Ghengis always imagined if they got engaged, it would go something like this: overlooking a hill with the sun just setting. In reality, it happened in their bedroom on April 22, 2019. The date was significant because it was Chifique’s mother’s birthday, who passed away in 2014.
Chifique says she was definitely surprised! A very emotional day for many reasons, Chifique didn’t know when Ghengis was going to actually propose.
She remembers the morning fondly, recalling: “He made me breakfast in bed on a tray with flowers and I started ugly crying… I almost ruined it for him because I went to the kitchen to get a donut that I bought the night before and found out he ate it.”
The donut situation made her pretty angry, but when she saw Ghenigs at the door with a tray, she started crying again. She says, “He knew how hard that day was for me.”
Initially, she thought he just made breakfast in bed for her to make her feel a little better. But, to her surprise, when he put down the tray of food and flowers, right on the center of it was an engagement ring! She remembers him getting on one knee, asking her to marry him, and her saying “yes!” while also saying “I’m ugly!” through her tears.
While the proposal wasn’t what they’d always imagined, it was perfect in every way! “He made my mother’s birthday better” and for that, she’ll always be grateful.
For her ring, Ghengis gave her a gorgeous Neil Lane emerald cut halo diamond ring (Neil Lane Premiere Engagement Ring 1-3/8 ct tw 14K White Gold).
Chifique had no clue what she wanted for a ring because she didn’t think it was something she would have in the future.
She adds: “Growing up in the Philippines, engagement rings weren’t really a thing to have. But I always liked an emerald cut.”
What makes your relationship special?
Their relationship is unique because the were both born and raised in two different countries.
Chifique says, “Him being from Jamaica and me from the Philippines, our values, mannerisms, families and attitudes toward everything is such different flavor yet similar in so many ways.”
They also share similarities, like both being home bodies who enjoy old school animations and super heroes.
Chifique adds: “He loves his PS4 and I love my smutty books right next to him!”
How you knew they were the one?
For Chifique, it was the little things over time that made her realize Ghengis was “the one.”
She admits: “I knew he was the one when he started saying things the moment I would think them. Like get out of my head! I knew he was the one every morning when he kissed me goodbye to go work. I don’t know exactly when I thought he was THE one per se. But, when I started looking at engagement rings one day (and I have not done that in any other relationship) I knew!”
What they’re most looking forward to on their wedding day…
While their wedding has been postponed another year due to COVID, Chifique’s favorite part about wedding planning so far was trying on all the dresses!
She admits: “I love gowns, always have!” And now with having to wait for another year to finally tie-the-knot, she has to fight herself not to shop for a new one!
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- Photography: Seas Mtns Co
- Location: Franconia Notch- Franconia, NH