I’m loving this wedding in Dorset, England!
One of my new favorite sounds is hearing Rebecca laugh. It’s this full belly laugh, loud and beautiful. Noticeable anywhere nearby, which is something I identify with. I can’t tell you how many people have told me, “I knew where you were because I heard you laugh.” Rebecca? Even if she hadn’t been the main event of the day, I would still have always known where she was.
This was probably one of my favorite weddings, ever. Not just because everyone sounded like a movie star (British people pretending to be Egyptian or Roman, anyone?), not just because it was a perfect day on stunning land, not just because Rebecca did the most incredible DIY job I’ve ever seen…but also, everyone was so nice. SO NICE. Josh and Rebecca went out of their way, I mean seriously intentionally out of their way, to make sure my strict dietary needs were met. It was simply impossible to eat everything they set aside for me. I was genuinely sad saying goodbye to them, not knowing when I’d see them again.
But let’s back up on how I met them! All the way back to 2014, when I was in Thailand and visiting elephants! Josh and Rebecca happened to be on the tour and since we spent two days together, we got to spend some really great time together. We became friends on FB, but since 99% of the time I never hear back from people I met on my travels, I couldn’t have fathomed the five year friendship that budded out of it.
I enjoyed England more than I thought I would. This was my third time but admittedly, this is the most consecutive time I’ve spent there. I had afternoon tea (I had the most incredible mango tea) at a gluten free restaurant, I got sick and got to experience socialist health care (10/10 would recommend), took a bath in a bathtub where I could lay down entirely flat, drove in London (1/10 fuck no, never again), experienced clotted cream, and had five arm pits in my face during rush hour on the tube.
The British love talking politics, even with strangers. Mostly, they wanted to know my thoughts on 2020 election and wanted to talk about Brexit. I spent four hours in a garden with my Airbnb cottage hosts and talked about everything under the sun, paired with some fresh tea and glorious sunshine (that gave me terrible tan lines).
It was such an honor to photograph this wedding. These two are very lucky in love and it was a privilege to be there on the day. Fingers crossed I get to come back….SOON!!!