A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor to photograph Ellen and Jamie’s Wedding. It was such a beautiful day and I was so glad to be part of it. I was close to cry so many times listening to their friends and family speeches and knowing what they have been going through a bit more. They are truly an inspirational couple and I wish them all the happiness they can wish for.
I thought I’d leave Ellen to speak about their day in her own words :
“My wedding day really was the best day of my life. I’ve never felt such a beautiful outpouring of love from everyone around me, all sharing in the celebration of our marriage. The day had an overwhelming sense of triumph for my husband and I because of a tragedy that struck our lives three years earlier; when Jamie suffered a traumatic brain injury, leaving him unable to walk, talk or even feed himself. We got engaged as a way of looking to the future with hope and allowing ourselves to believe that one day Jamie would be well enough to get married. So three years on, there wasn’t a dry eye in the church as he walked down the aisle, finally able to achieve the goal he had set himself and worked towards with complete determination.
I didnt have a particular theme for the wedding, but I wanted everything to be very simple and elegant with pastel hues. So I chose gypsophelia as the main flower for the day including bouquets, button holes & beautiful floral crowns by One Flew Over and using our collection of vintage china swans & mismatched glass vases from Ebay for our table centre pieces. I designed my dress with family friend Barbara Ryder who created it from scratch; adding to the veil with pastel pink roses and touches of gypsophelia in my hair (by Kayleigh Knox Hair & Make Up).
We got married in our local church St Johns, with a beautiful service, followed by a reception at The Rosendale in West Dulwich. We kept the reception party fun and relaxed, with a 2 course sit down meal and speeches taking place later on in the night when all the evening guests had arrived. We then danced the night away to a special Spotify playlist I had put together especially for the wedding.
It was an incredible day and was over much too quickly !”