I well remember returning home from photographing David & Emma’s Donnington Grove wedding eager to download my day’s work. There was a knowledge within where I knew I’d been privileged to be part of something really rather special. As you depress the shutter button there are times where you don’t just watch people exchange vows or pass a knowing glance during speeches, but you hear them entirely engaged in their moment; flutters within voices, a break mid sentence overcome by gravitas.
There are so many factors which can bear influence on a wedding day, from the parts you can’t control, such as the weather, to the approach of the registrar or clergy, the staff at the venue and other suppliers, all of whom have such a large part to play in the ‘success’ of a wedding. But the biggest factor in any wedding is without doubt, the people. It’s not the money thrown at the day, the shade of a cake’s colour or even that everything runs smoothly and to time. The bride, the groom, their family, their friends, they are the influencing factor that make a wedding day magical. You can book the most lavish venue, spend months on detail, employ award winning florists, magicians and superstar musicians but without engaging family and friends there to share and contribute to the celebration, the recipe can taste a little, unseasoned.
During David’s speech, he notes that; ‘All you need is love.’ I think he’s obviously right. Does the rain fall? Continuously, save five minutes I think. Does that matter? Not one jot. I’m really pleased to be able to share this one with you and thank you David and Emma, for allowing me the privilege to be with you both.
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