New year’s resolution: Blog more weddings. It’s so easy to get bogged down in everything and it’s easy to forget the blog, but here is my public declaration that I will blog at least once a week in 2017, and so, kicking off the blog for 2017, behold one of the most emotional weddings last year that I shot, the gorgeous wedding of Natalina and Ant at The Stanwick Hotel.
When I met Nat and Ant at the start of last year they told me that their decision to get married with a relatively short amount of time to plan was fuelled by heartache and grief; they had recently lost several very special people including Nat’s dad and they wanted to tie the knot with all of their favourite people with them and that meant no more waiting around. Note to self, pack more tissues!
Although they might tell you otherwise, Nat and Ant’s prewedding shoot and been super easy as this pair are really natural in front of the camera and needed next to no guidance at all. Shooting their wedding was a complete dream and mother nature was totally on our side, cracking out a killer autumn sunset for some late afternoon portraits after dinner. Nat’s 93 year old grandad was probably my favourite person at the wedding; I adored the feather in his hat and knitted green sleeveless jumper that he and Nat had argued so much over, I loved their slow walk down the aisle as he gave Nat away, and his utterly infectious smile melted my heart: It was a total privilege to shoot such an important relationship.
Everything about Nat and Ant’s day had so much thought put into it and I couldn’t help but shed a few tears. It was a totally perfect day and I’m absolutely positive that those that couldn’t be there were amongst us, even if we couldn’t seem them. Brew on, and enjoy.