Keeping it real.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Last night, two friends who we hadn't seen since the wedding came over for dinner. Before long, we found ourselves talking about the wedding; what an amazing day it was, how much fun we all had, how there was a bizarre one-day plague of greenflies on the beach but how it didn't matter in the slightest. They looked through our photos, all 600+ of them, because they are superheroes, or too polite to say no.

We shared stories, trading them back and forth between us. My favourite anecdote was one that had completely slipped from my mind. 

It goes like this.

The packed dance floor heaves and swells. As the song comes to a triumphant end, a woman picks up her heavy white skirts and wades awkwardly through them towards the bar. Unsurprisingly, she doesn't get far.

"Oh my god, Kirsty! You look amaaaazing!! I'm having sooooo much fun! Are you having a good night?!"

"I am," she smiles, sparkly-eyed, emitting that ubiquitous bridal glow. "It's been the best day ever."

A pause.

"But it's also the first time I've experienced sweaty shins."

If you're in favour of keeping it real when it comes to weddings, or if you know someone who is getting married or who is married or who one day maybe might get married, or if you just give a shit about supporting people who give a shit, you need to be participating in the Great APW Book Buy of 2011. I'm not even joking. Buy this book. Today. Now. You won't regret it.

{Wedding pictures by Lillian and Leonard}

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  1. I think we posted at the same time. And yes to supporting people who give a shit. All the way. :) You look beautiful, that last picture is amazing. And your pictures at the beach, always so dreamy.

  2. Only you, Kirsty. Once again I feel that pang of "why didn't I know them then so I could have been there?!" Yes, destiny, I'm shaking my fist at you.

    On a less self pitying level, I've just bought my copy of The Book. I wonder if I can afford to bulk buy and send out to all couples who book me to photograph their wedding? They need to know this stuff, yes?