Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Louis de Bernieres
We stood in a beautiful shaded clearing surrounded by trees as we listened to those words. Bryony and Tom's day was the stuff dreams are made of. They celebrated their love on the gorgeous Cuckoo Down Farm (Bryony's family farm) surrounded by the people they cherish the most. Personal touches were everywhere and their biggest wish for the day was that everyone they care about enjoy themselves as much as they did - this (also) is what love is. x
These two wonderful humans were a tonic for the soul. They said their vows under blue skies as palm trees stood in witness nearby. The day was centred around family, friends and food that was - quite frankly - next level. I asked a few of their friends and family about their story through the day and the same three words came up again and again... 'meant to be'. I have to say, even after a day in their presence, that I couldn't agree more.
If in the dark we lose sight of love,
hold my hand and have no fear,
I will be here.
Jess chose a reading by Steven Curtis Chapman for Johnny on her wedding day. He smiled when she read it to him, because she was telling him something he already knew. She is his best friend, and her love is unconditional - just like his. These wonderful humans shared their bond with their favourite people at Upton Barn yesterday. Here are some of the moments I liked the most. PS: Is this a record for the most fist pumps per wedding!
What a day. I just love it, and I do mean LOVE it when I get to shoot with humans that are this chilled, this much in love and this fun. Hollie and James - and all their friends and family - got together at The Corn Barn in Devon. The sun shone, the apple blossoms were in full bloom, and we all got to witness them joining hands and deciding to do life together, forever. Here are some of my favourites; Enjoy x
Hettie and Mikey's love story is deserving of words written by a master.
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what I hope to give you forever."
- Nicholas Sparks.
I could see that fire, and that peace, in every moment I spent with them. Thank you for letting me into this exciting chapter of your love story, I can't wait to see what you write next.
'A good time was had by all' - it's a common enough saying, right?
But rarely do you get to look around in a crowd this size and see the very definition of it. Everywhere I turned, there were smiles, hugs, bubbles (Bollinger mmmm), the odd cheeky cigar and, you guessed it.... love. Freddie and Emily are best friends. They surrounded themselves with the people they care about the most and celebrated in style at his family home near Exeter. The sun shone, the guests made merry and the cameras clicked. Enjoy x
I've stood at the top of a lot of aisles. But nothing prepared me for the joy and peace I felt seeing my sister Amy walk towards her best friend Jacques. Since she was a bambino with a head full of blonde curls she has been the gentlest, most loving soul imaginable. I'm so happy she found someone she can hand her beautiful heart to, and I am honoured to now call that man family.