Behind the scenes at our Valentine’s Day shoot
Hopefully by now you’ve seen the videos from our Love: Your Story shoot as part of our Valentine’s Day campaign. We filmed nine couples and asked them to share the story of their relationship with us. The couples featured are not actors, they’re real couples with real love stories. We filmed them all in London across two days of shooting; their touching stories made us laugh and cry in equal measure. Luckily, our photographer was on hand to capture all of the little moments we couldn’t get on film to give you a true picture of each of our special couples.
Our make up artist, Aly, was on hand to make sure each of our lovely couples were camera-ready: “What a great couple of days! There was hardly a dry eye on set with all those love stories being told! I particularly loved listening to the older couples’ stories, that kind of longevity in relationships seems so rare these days. It was very heartwarming to hear that their key advice for a lasting relationship was mutual respect, friendship and a good sense of humour.”
The stories from these amazing couples even had an effect on our Brand Manger, Lizi, who claimed she was not at all romantic: “When I first started working on our Valentine’s Day campaign I thought to myself “I’m not the right person for this job – don’t you need someone a bit more romantic and emotional?”. I can safely say that after two of my favourite days at work ever, I’ve changed. After meeting all of our amazing couples, hearing their stories and chatting to Joyce as she showed me all of her old love letters and Valentine’s cards from the past 50 years, I’ve realised that I’m a romantic at heart after all. I may have even shed a tear once or twice as we were watching our couples’ interviews back-stage (don’t tell anyone). Sign me up for the 2015 Valentine’s Day campaign please – and someone tell my husband that I need an extra special gift this year after all.”