Family history in the making …

How lucky we are to live in the digital age … music, communication, photography…

What an absolute joy it would be to stumble upon an archive of images showing the wedding of our parents, our grandparents and so on backwards in time.

Our obsession with the colour scheme, the venue and the ‘how can I out do the last wedding I went to’ philosophy is a recent, not altogether attractive trend.  In the ‘good old days’ the colour scheme wasn’t the most important thing in the world and only 20 years ago favours were what people did for each other rather than what guests  received at their place setting.

But, thank heavens some couples keep the things that are most important – family and friends – close to heart of the day.

The coffee table book of the wedding that Darren and myself recently photographed arrived yesterday and it tells the story of the day – the tenderness between the bride and her grandmother at the hairdressers; the emotional reaction of the guests to the speeches; the family heirlooms passed down from mother to daughter, father to son.  These deeply important aspects of their day are now captured forever, digitally and physically.

What a privilege it was to photograph their special day, what an absolute treasure this book will be for their children and grandchildren … family history in the making.

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4 March, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Family History.

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