Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Smile for the camera

When my partner and I first casually talked about getting married 'at some point', I thought about the flowers (unsurprisingly) first and then the venue. As soon as we were agreed that we were getting married early next year, we started looking for a photographer. Once we saw Binky Nixon's photos on her website and read her blog, we were sure we'd found the right person. Her style is natural and colourful, her images are full of interesting details and the emotions of her subjects. Once we met her at her studio, we were enchanted by the gorgeous wedding albums she showed us (including a 'rainy wedding', which still looked beautiful in her photos), the interest she showed in us, our relationship and our wedding, and the slide show set to 'Sweet Disposition' by The Temper Trap (it's used in the film 500 Days of Summer, which features in our wedding scrapbook). As we left, my partner said, 'We're not going to look at anyone else, are we?' and that was that. We even changed our preferred wedding date to ensure we could book Binky to do our photos. I imagine that after the post-wedding come down, viewing the wedding photos is something couples can look forward to.

The screensaver that we saw before and after the slideshow was a photo of some pretty jam jar flower arrangements. There were summery garden flowers and peachy Juliet David Austin Roses. They were from a sample that Binky's florist had made for her own wedding.

Binky got married last month, and she wrote a blog post about her wedding and her emotions around getting married, which was so touching, I wanted to share it here. I'm sure there are people who work in the wedding industry for whom their work is just a job that pays the bills. But for me when I work as a wedding florist, and for many of the professionals we have chosen for our day, weddings are something special, beautiful and heartfelt, and our work, I hope, reflects the excitement we feel at being involved in something as wonderful as a celebration of a couple's love.