Ten storey love song
I built this thing for you
Who can take you higher
Than twin deep mountain blue
Oh well I’ve built this thing for you
And I love you true
I was trying to find the right words to describe this day, to say how special it was to photograph Charlotte and Alex’s wedding. To see them marry each other after – as Charlotte called it – their whirlwind romance. Just the ten years long.
So much excitement, so much fun, so much love, all packed into this day, into these rooms, plain to see on the faces of everyone there. I’m not sure I can do it justice in words, so I’m leaving it up to the Stone Roses and the pictures to do most of the talking for me this time. Hopefully Alex will approve, seen as it’s the song he proposed during and the first song they danced to as husband and wife. It got a fair few plays during my edit too (I am a Mancunian after all).
I will say this though. Watching them all beam with happiness, hug hard and dance like crazy, I came away into the quiet of the carpark that night feeling like I had been holding hands all day long with what really matters. And I’m not talking about venues or dresses or perfect weather or how many people are there… I’m talking about what is always there, underneath all that, and what weddings seem to make so palpable. How we make each other laugh, how we love. What we mean to each other, those words we choose to say to each other, and all the other stuff we can’t put into words. And just how wonderful it is.
This funny carpark bliss of mine has become a very familiar feeling this year, and I’m so very grateful.
Big thanks to MC Benny for his group shot helping, and props to the awesome Mighty Booth for providing, well, awesome props and hilarious photobooth fun!