Any Other Photo {Ellie and Mark}

After our shout out for guest posts to tide us over whilst we get back on our feet, the very first email we received was Ellie’s Any Other Photo submission. So hooray, AOP is back! And this post is really going to kick start this series again with a bang (but that doesn’t mean we don’t still need your submissions – send them our way pretty please).
The photo truly is a moment captured, the words are succint, and yet beautiful, and the concept? I love it. Also, whilst we’re on the topic of  moments captured and honest, meaningful words, if those are things that appeal to you (which, I’m pretty sure they do, yes?), you should really get over to Ellie’s blog, Wedding for Two. But not before you read this…
This photo is from the Wine and Chocolate ritual of our ceremony.  We ate bitter chocolate to symbolize the difficulties that we would go through in our marriage, and although we’ve only been married 7 months, we’ve already faced a lot. I love this picture because when I look at it, I can still taste how the chocolate tasted, how at first it was just dark and then suddenly it was bitter and I made what my friends call, affectionately, “the face”.  But more importantly, when I look at this picture, I can hear the laughter that came from behind me as I made the face.  All of our family and friends laughing together, and my husband and I along with them, and that reminds me that when we do face the dark, bitter things in life, we will have each other, but we will also have everyone else that was there with us. 
“The Face”
Ok, now you can go and read Ellie’s blog. I recommend starting here because it gives even more detail about the ceremony, AND gives the ‘script’ of the ceremony, including a reading that I wish I’d found before our ceremony.

*Photo by the marvelous Kiersten Rowland of Prema Photographic*

Categories: Any Other Photo
3 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted May 20, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Thank you for posting and I realized I completely forgot to tell you that the picture is by our incredibly talented photographer, Kiersten Rowland of Prema Photographic.

  2. Posted May 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    'The Face' is wonderful…you still manage to look 'bridey' despite what could be described as a grimace! x

  3. Posted May 28, 2011 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Love this so much. I have a photo from our wedding where I'm making my version of The Face too and it is hilarious. At the end of the day you can be wearing the most elegant dress, the chicest veil, the most perfect makeup, but you can't change who you are, and nor should you try. Nicely done, Ellie ♥

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