Family gather and wait. The groom alternately paces and greets guests - a shy smile escaping from his face every now and again. The afternoon sun starts to slip behind the horizon, casting a warm glow and eventually, shadow. Flanked by both mother and father, the bride makes her way to be married to her partner of nine years.
Rob and Ash got married on a sunny Saturday autumn afternoon in her parent's garden. It's no mean feat that the sun made an appearance, for days beforehand (and for days afterwards) the weather wasn't wonderful. Rain. Plenty of it. However, not that day. That day, the sun shone.
These two creative kids (I'm allowed to think of them as kids - Ash is a former student of mine and even though she's a grown, married woman now, she'll still always be a kid to me - sorry Ash!) planned a celebration of who they are and what makes them tick. There was pizza, wine, beer and cider - all good things. Ash wore a beautiful vintage-inspired outfit (oh those shoes!) and Rob played guitar. Twinkle lights, bunting and paper lanterns were dotted throughout the backyard - oh so pretty.
As twilight turned to night; music, laughter and the crackle and snap of a bonfire echoed throughout the neighbourhood while these two lovely people began the next step in their journey together.
Thanks Rob and Ash for asking me to help capture your wedding day.