Ok, this one was a bit special. A little slice of Micro wedding photography in West Sussex - Tori + Ed once again dancing around endless restrictions and changes, culminating in a wondrous day amidst stormy weather.
This was special because I've known Tori for a few years. She used to manage events for the brilliant Jacaranda Catering and we worked together many, many times at the equally brilliant Bury Court. I have a very clear memory of the wedding we were at when she told me she'd met someone who was going to matter. That was indeed Ed. Fast forward 5 years and here we are. Having met him I'd agree with her opinion with reservation. He is as terrific as Tori, and they make one hell of a couple.
Yet again plans were made, abandoned, made again, tweaked, reduced, changed. A year of planning on quicksand. Yet despite that, when it mattered, and we could, days like these happened. I'd argue they mattered more than ever last year. They showed us hope amidst a whole lot of gloom. They showed us glimpses of what might be once more.
As I type we wait for the so-called 'roadmap' due on 22nd February. This is the last wedding I have to show until I can shoot again. Life is paused, work is paused, plans are paused. I have 41 couples looking nervously at their 2021 wedding dates, many of them already delayed from 2020. I see many more photographers and other industry professionals doing the same and trying keep their businesses afloat and their heads above water.
We ache to work again. We ache to be part of days like these again.
To use a line I've always loved by the writer HL Mencken (and seen on the peerless TV show 'The Wire') - "I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings". Swap news reporting for weddings and that's how I feel about them.
We ache to get going again. Tori and Ed are evidence of just why....
Bridal gown - Miss Bush Bridal
Micro wedding photography in West Sussex - Tori + Ed
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