On April 16th, in Doncaster, I was gifted with the honor of recording the everlasting memories of love of Jackie and Barry’s wedding ceremony. I can only be thankful for being allowed to presence and record every moment of their beautiful entanglement, lending my vision of their passion and friendship through the eyes of my lenses.
Jackie and Barry’s ceremony took place in The King’s Croft Hotel, one of the most beautiful wedding settings of Pontefract. The ceremony had only some few people, counting with only 15 guests, as COVID restrictions are still necessary.
Even so, the wedding was plenty in happiness, shedding a light that could easily embrace as many people witnessed such a beautiful moment. It had a bit of everything I love to see in a wedding: the freshness of a young couple in love, the traditional wedding settings, and the beauty of a dream being shared by a whole family.
I was able to take part in every stage of the ceremony, starting early with its preparation. As the groom was a bit late – perhaps to give us a bit of mystery and fear that is bound to every good adventure – I glanced, at first, upon the bride and her bridesmaids. Every moment that we shared was bound of gentleness, cheerfulness and, most of all, love. We could see through the bride’s eyes that love was indeed the strongest force to surround us that date. She was irradiating joy as the sun irradiates light for us. I did not expect to be so touched by their love, but there was no way anyone would not be.
Not only the bride was an incredible example of joy, but also the ones around her as well. Her beautiful family and friends did not only make part of such a wonderful date, but composed the essence of it as well. Perhaps, without them, this experience wouldn’t be as touching as it was; for this, I thank every single one of them as well.
Lastly but not least, the groom finally ended his suspense and gave us a taste of what a strong love looks like. The look on his face did not only express love, but also the happiness of sharing a life with a friend, a lover and a guardian. And, in the end, with a bit of blue, a lot of beauty, and both lovers making a whole, this wedding was as grand as it was expected of it to be. Everyone was touched by their love and joy; and, the best of it all: everyone did it safely.
Again, thank you for this opportunity, and thank you for being one more example of love to inspire our hearts.
My best wishes,