Any Other Photo {Helen and S}

When some people submit their Any Other Photos (which, by the way, if you haven’t done yet, why the hell not? We want to see them!) it is about capturing one special moment. A place in time that they want to remember forever. 

Helen’s  (who blogs over here at Postcards from the West Country) photo though is slightly different, because for her it sums up her entire wedding, and the emotions and feelings from the entire day, all wrapped up in one photo. The ceremony, the music, the love, the happiness, the dress. It’s all captured here, in this one photo.

This photo, which is now framed and sits on my writing desk, shows us walking back up the aisle after the ceremony. I love it because it sums up so much of the wedding in just the one shot.

The fact that we managed to have the ceremony outside, despite the weather threatening non-compliance and some frantic phone calls from the venue in the morning to get a decision on whether we should move it indoors.

The fact I got my longed-for buttons up the back of my dress. I’m not sure why, but that was the only thing I ever definitely wanted on a wedding dress and despite it not having them originally, the dressmaker did a great job of adding them.

The fact that we planned a wedding that reflected us as a couple, with so many small touches that made us smile throughout the day. If this photo had sound effects, you’d hear that the music we had playing us out was the Throne Room music from Star Wars, since we’re both big fans of the film. It’s not your average wedding tune but it works really well: if you don’t know what it’s from, it’s simply a happy, celebratory piece of music, and it’s something to make you laugh if you do realise (as it’s impossible not to think about Chewbacca roaring in triumph as he gets his medal!). I could hear people debating what it was as we walked past – “Is it from The Magic Flute?” “No, it’s Star Wars!”

And finally, the fact that my husband looks so happy and I know that if my face was visible then you would see that I am too. Our wedding day was both a celebration of seven amazing years together and the start of something even better.

Categories: Any Other Photo
6 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Posted December 9, 2011 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    We had Star Wars 'stuff' too – our table names were all the planets.

    This photo is lovely, and I'm very glad you got your buttons as they are beautiful.

    And you have a writing desk? I think that makes you the most grown up person I 'know'


  2. mahj
    Posted December 9, 2011 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Helen, your last sentence gave me gooseybumps!

    And though this may be slightly inappropriate to say, but the back of your dress is pretty sexy! Buttons an' all. Does that make me weird?!


  3. Posted December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Oh Helen. Your husband's face just made me choke up!

  4. Posted December 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks guys!

    Thebabywife – I love my desk! It's an old Victorian writing bureau with drop down lid – I work from home 2 days a week and needed a desk, and this was the only type we could squeeze into the limited space of our spare room! It's really beautiful and has these fab little pigeonholes and tiny drawers inside.

    Mahj – nope, that doesn't make you weird and thanks for the compliment!

  5. Posted December 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Helen, I'm so chuffed you had the wedding you wanted-and you look completely gorgeous just from the back-I'd love to see the front!


  6. Posted December 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    This is a fabulous photo and there's something a little bit magical about it! x

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