Post # 1
A beautiful post from a gorgeous lady called Laura on my favourite UK Wedding blog today Love My dress…This post is so full of emotion and really puts things into perspective.
In the words of Annabel from “Love my Dress, “Today, Laura and I are launching a new regular feature on Love My Dress®; ‘Share The Honest Love’ is designed to encourage you, dear readers, be you a bride, photographer or otherwise, to share your own heart-warming and life-affirming wedding photographs on Instagram and Twitter – images that celebrate real, raw, honest wedding-day love and emotion, and that will inspire our readers to stop stressing too much over all the details. Details of how to participate in #ShareTheHonestLove are provided at the end of this feature and we really hope that you do participate. For now, please join me as Laura shares her deeply moving and inspiring story for the very first time with a series of most precious #ShareTheHonestLove photographs.”
Laura tragically lost her husband after her own wedding, and in her own words says,
“I went through our wedding photos as I wrote this post. Of the nearly 300 photos we have, less than 20 are of ‘the pretty.’What I have is the most beautiful record of one of the happiest days of our life. I can relive those exact same emotions that I felt on the day, just by looking through our album. I will always be so grateful that our son Alfie can see these photos of our wedding because they’re not just about that day, they’re about his parents’ love and commitment to one another, and him. It’s all there in those photos.”
Read more here…
finally i would like to share some of my own photos that #sharethehonestlove… would love to see some of yours!
The ones here of my Grandmother and i get me every time. She is nearly 90 and we lost my Grandfather recently who i was SO close to. My photograher captured her journey of emotions as i walked down the aisle and they are just such special images for me. Especially as i smile at her before i arrive to marry my new husband waiting for me. I will treasure these images always. Join in and #sharethehonestlove here and on instagram and twitter!
Post # 2
catgirl: That is so true. If you look the recaps here on the Bee you see so many pictures of the dress hanging, the shoes, an empty venue… and there’s nothing wrong with including those in your photo album. However I’d love to see people sharing more “Granny shots” ( not a perfectly primped and posed shot of the bridal party in their matching dresses ).
Post # 3
catgirl: i love this. my mamaw and i had an agreement that we wouldn’t make eye contact until after the ceremony because we knew how hard we’d both cry. i remember turning to look at her before i started reading my vows and we both laughed so we wouldn’t cry. it was one of my favorite moments from the wedding 🙂
Post # 4
I read that this morning too! One of the best wedding blog posts ever written.
Post # 5
LOVE that article… I do agree that so many brides get caught up in the details that frankly no one will remember down the road. They’ll remember the celebration of love between the couple and the fun everyone had together rather than what colour the napkins were and if they were monogramed or not.
One of the things I think photographers need to remember in terms of this article is that capturing the precious moments while in the moment (not posed) is the most important. Taking pictures with everyone as much as the couple can is also important because who knows how long that person will be here for?
Post # 6
Great post! If I could go back I would have asked my photographer for more photos of guests. They were a big priority for us and we didn’t get a lot of guest pictures from her. Luckily, I’ve been able to steal a ton from friends and family who took their own pictures.
Post # 7
catgirl: thank you SO much for sharing this article and your photos!! I really needed some perspective 🙂
Post # 8
catgirl: your pictures just made me cry! Thank you so much for sharing!
Post # 9
Love this. FI and I both hate having posed pictures taken, and from family weddings, only the candids ever get framed. So, we are doing mainly candid, photo-journalism photos, as we want to see the joy and celebration naturally, not in a pose. Last night, I got a lecture from a friend about how i would regret the decision….this post makes me feel right in my choice again.
Post # 10
Aquaria: I don’t think the pictures that Bees choose to share are necessarily a snapshot of their wedding or their values. It may just be a Bee respecting her family and other guests’ privacy by not plastering their pics on the net.