Sarah & Alex’s Avington Park wedding

Sep 8, 2018

Today I was lucky enough to be the one to record Alex & Sarah joining hands & hearts.  Usually I tell a story of the day at this point, and tell you about who helped make it happen (and please do check the end of the blog post for some of the amazing suppliers who helped make today such a success).  But instead, I am going to leave you with the words of the reading from their church service, which I found really moving – a beautiful paean to the promise of love, and how it will move & grow with you, if you let it.

Sarah and Alex, thank you for your trust, I loved your day.

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief temporarily comes to you. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, the hands that will join your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it, support and encouragement to pursue your dreams, and comfort through difficult times.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”

Photography: Angela Ward Brown, with Emily Black Photography second shooting
Venue: the always amazing Avington Park in Hampshire
Food; Becka Cooper (sooo tasty!)
Flowers: Flippin brill Lily Lupin

If you are getting married at Avington Park, please do get in touch!



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I shoot creative, modern wedding photography in Winchester, Hampshire, and throughout the UK. Wherever you are planning to say 'I do', and to whom, please get in touch. 



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