3rd September 2016
I met Louise at sixthform. We were both studying photography and we were the only two people in our class. That kind of meant we had to get to know each other. Luckily we got on really well and really enjoyed our year together.
Louise told me that when she started to plan her wedding there was one person in mind from the start and that was me. Ahhh. You know how to make me feel loved.
I arrived at the house Louise was getting ready at nice and early. Louise had popped out to have her hair re-done as it didn't go the way she had planned. Luck really wasn't on her and Chris's side. That week that had lots of things go wrong, not what you need on your wedding week. But it didn't matter as they would be getting married and that's what mattered most.
Louise was helped into her dress by her lovely chief bridesmaid and her Grandma. Oh the dress was beautiful. It fitted Louise perfectly and the lace detailing on the back was so beautiful. Time started to slip away from us and before we knew it it was time to get to the venue.
Once we arrived at the venue the excitement kicked in. I went into the ceremony room and a nervous looking Chris was waiting with his best man. The registrar, who was a lovely guy, said the formalities and the ceremony commenced. The bridesmaids walked in first and then Louise and a family friend who gave her away.
The ceremony was sweet and simple. It was just perfect. Before we knew it, it was time to kiss the bride and sign the register. And with that it was official. Mr & Mrs Robinson.
Unfortunately the couples spell of bad luck continued and we only managed to get a few of the group photographs done before it rained. We quickly dashed indoors and waited for it to stop. It eased off and we went back out to finish them off.
The rain was pretty persistent and came back with a vengeance, it rained for the rest of the wedding. Pretty heavily too.
It was time for the sit down meal. The couple were really thoughtful and set me a place at a table. I had wonderful conversations with the people I was sat with. It was a really lovely table.
After the main meal it was time for speeches. The best man's speech was well thought out. Louise and Chris love to watch movies so the best man made his speech from movie titles. It was definitely one of the best, best man speeches I've seen.
After dessert and whilst teas and coffees were being served, I asked the couple if it would be okay for us to sneak out to take some couples portraits. They sheltered under the doorway so I could get the shots and keep Louise and her beautiful dress dry.
The rain showed no sign of stopping so I asked Louise if she would mind heading out in the rain under an umbrella. I am so glad she said yes. I love the photographs that came from it!
The party started and friends and relatives got up and took charge of the dance floor. These folks sure knew how to have a good time. Then it was time for the first dance. The couple danced to All Of Me by John Legend. Half way through the dance they grabbed a partner from the sides and everybody got up to dance. It was just lovely.
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Robinson.
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