Some things last a few minutes but feel like hours. And some things I wish never ended. When I met M & T for the first time, we barely noticed that 2 hours had passed as we drank cocktails, talked and laughed and got to know each other, whilst fantasising about their wedding. M works in theatre and T runs a brand agency, so both were very keen to showcase their personal style. Both were also excited to handcraft as many of the details as they possibly could. T designed their stunning stationery suite, mixing masculine monochrome with soft femininity of Italian art and architecture, and M used her artistic background to handcraft the guest favours – a range of intricate Venetian masks, with a different set for the men and the women.
Despite a date and a venue change, the gods of beautiful weddings decided that I was destined to photograph this wonderful occasion. When the day finally came around, the guests and I were in for a visual feast. With a party full of friends and family ranging from the design world to actors in the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the atmosphere was electrifying! I didn’t want to leave even when my time was up. I didn’t care that I had been on my feet for almost 12 hours or that my back was screaming for the sofa: I wanted to spend a little more time with my wonderful, warm and generous M & T.
And the icing on the cake? The most wonderful, tear-inducing thank-you text from the newlyweds on the day after the wedding, sent en route to their Italian honeymoon. I was and will forever be very much in love with my wonderful M and T.