Gemma & Tom- Alternative Wedding Photographer.
PEOPLE ARE AMAZING!
The words of Tom’s speech could not have been more true and it’s a phrase that hasn’t really left my thoughts since Gemma & Tom’s wedding. Not everything can go to plan on a wedding day, no matter how much time and effort is put into pulling it off. But with the support of friends and family and the generosity of strangers you can turn disaster into a perfect celebration.
From day one of meeting Gemma & Tom, the enthusiasm and passion for their wedding was infectious. There were so many details and intricacies being cooked up and I was so happy to be involved.
As I said before though, not everyday can run smoothly, even with all the planning in the world things aren’t always in your control, like the weather for instance. Leading up to the wedding the weather had been glorious, however on the big day the heavens opened and wind speeds reached 40mph. In a bit of a mad dash to the venue, Gemma forgot her bouquet so had to turn around to collect it. On top of this her necklace snapped as she was getting out of the car.
We were only at the reception for 10 minutes before the entire village had a power cut which lasted for 4 hours, thus meaning no light, no power to the dishwasher and people like the DJ had to pack up. And this is where things took a turn. Instead of people just standing around and letting the day go to ruin, everyone got up and helped. Whether in the form of guests hand washing glasses, moving tables, helping find another way to play music, village locals sourcing a generator for a few hours- everyone pulled together and turned the day away from tragedy to triumph.
It was beautiful to see people do everything they could to make sure that their friends had the day they deserved.
Tom hit the nail on the head- People Are Amazing.
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