“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. “
Emily and Phillip are a wonderful couple who share many of the same ideals and a strong bond together, it was a pleasure to be included in their wedding day. Their story began some years ago, one New Year’s Eve, when they came upon each other in a pub. Now, after being together for nearly 6 years, they have tied the knot and bound their souls together in a stunning marquee wedding.
We began the day with the entire wedding congregation meeting almost an hour early at the church – a beautiful old building next to the train tracks in Colchester, Essex. As anticipation grew, the bridal party slowly arrived, guests filed into the building and we all waited to watch the bride and her entourage walk down that long aisle. Emily did so absolutely stunningly, and her wedding to Phillip was one full of laughter, hymns and happiness. A short while later, they were married and we all gathered outside the building for some group photographs before setting on our way to their reception venue.
After about half an hour of trying to find a particularly elusive field (which, may I add, I drove past the first time looking and completely missed), we made it to the reception – where Emily and her family and friends had organised for a huge marquee, decorated with the most beautiful rustic, DIY themed details – complete with the most stunning wooden slice, antique table plan, a naked cake and a cheese wheel cake, beautifully themed flower and feather decor, a small “sitting” area, candy cart and fully stocked bar and buffet and some porta-loos (which miraculously had lights and hand sanitizer inside! Brilliant planning!)!
We spent a wonderfully relaxed afternoon playing garden games (such as Limbo!), drinking and dancing before the formalities such as the cake cutting and first dance occurred and everyone continued to drink themselves merry and thoroughly enjoy a wonderful wedding (and the gorgeous hog roast!). Here are a few pictures from their day, if you’re curious.