Smashed. It. Out. Of. The. Park.
Emily and Tom, you absolute legends. Was this a wedding or a party of such a mix of both that I’m still not sure where one began and the other ended. This, ladies and gentlemen, was one hell of a day.
So, we begin where we’d end, at Emily’s family home in Pirbright. There was a second Emily at the wedding today, a bridesmaid, and I’d had the privilege of shooting her Mum’s wedding in 2015, so it was lovely to catch up. A massive thanks to all of the bridesmaids right now – Emily, Sophie and Liv – and to Tom’s groomsmen – John, Chris and James – for all of their humour and help. Also to Emily’s brother, the excellently named Guy, for his help as well.
Just over the road Tom was waiting at the church, the third time I’ve shot here and every one a cracking day. Some pretty moody rain crowds lurked in the background, and they did roll in later, but not before we had some stunning light. Emily literally didn’t stop smiling during the ceremony and actually the entire day. I LOVE that. Tom more than matched that to be honest. Drinking games, beer pong, endless laughter for the entire day. Throw in 160 guests who came to have the best day and it’s all there isn’t it. See for yourselves below. Like I said, a party or a wedding?
Beating the rain by literally a matter of minutes and it was time for some fabulous food courtesy of Pesto. A huge thanks to the whole team for superb food and service all day. Another caterer to add to the list of those who just get it right. Wonderful speeches, funny and emotional and tender and honest, all at the same time. The aforementioned drinking games and beer pong. A fantastic first dance. An evening that I think might still be going on as I write this. A day that had it all.
It had it all because of two people. You can guess who they are. They are bloody brilliant. Emily with her endless smiles and incredible warmth. Tom with his razor sharp sense of humour and gentleness with Emily. Utterly genuine, utterly perfect for each other. How lucky was I to be picked to shoot this wedding. I still pinch myself at days like this.
Smashed. It. Out. Of. The. Park. Emily, Tom. This is your story.