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Our memories are our links to the past. It is so important to pass on these memories and what better way to support the telling of our own stories, than with photographs?

Laura and Tony tied the knot at 200 year old Rayleigh Windmill last September with close family and their two beautiful children. Keeping their wedding intimate and local had some great benefits. Not only did they keep travel and planning simple with only a short walk from their unique venue to a local restaurant; but they also had time on our walk about to visit the the location at which they first met. Hugely famous (locally) as an alternative night club with incredibly sticky floors, The Pink Toothbrush was the beginning of their love story and so it was only fitting that we document the continuation of their journey as Mr & Mrs with a little re-enactment...

But this was of course, not the only incredibly special moment in Laura and Tony's day. All of the planning paid off and not even a broken leg (thankfully, not the bride) could put a dampener on the day. Laura and Tony looked fabulous in classic wedding attire with a nod to their alternative roots. Laura's gown from Rock The Frock Bridal was stunning with delicate lace details and her long, custom made veil by Bexbrides, bespoke, designer and vintage bridal studio, was dip dyed to fit her colour scheme. The lifelike bridal bouquet will last a lifetime and the hired décor and archway at the entrance to the windmill, all from Lifelike Weddings, looked beautiful - a great, cost effective way to decorate a venue.

Laura says, " ...we were so glad that we decided to keep everything small and simple. We fell in love with the windmill and it just all fell into place... it was so right for what we visualised our day to be like. The Pink Toothbrush means a lot to us and our friends. We have awesome memories from many a weekend spent standing right where you captured that photo..."

Such a happy day spent with those closest was such a wonderful thing which I was not originally meant to be a part of. A chance meeting, a change of plans, a postponed wedding; can all change the direction of a story. It's strange how tiny connections are found and made between people, (more on this to come in a future blog. post) and can turn into great things. I feel incredibly privileged to have had a little part in Laura and Tony's wedding and I hope that in years to come, the images will start a conversation which will pass their history on to another generation. I am looking forward to lots more love stories, like this one, in 2022.

...not The End...

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