Any Other Photo – The Husband Edition {Phil and Aisling}

We’ve talked repeatedly about getting the menfolk to submit their AOP’s – today is the Day of Philip. I could no more get him to write an actual AOP than the man on the moon, so here is how it happened…

Me: What’s your favourite wedding picture and why?

Him: This one -

Him: (suspiciously) Why…? This is for the blog, isn’t it?

Me: Ummm…

Him: ISN’T IT?

Me: Yes. Yes it is. So come on, spill. Why? Tell me why you love it, why it makes your heart sing, why it’s the picture you come back to after all these (three) years – TELL ME A LOVE STORY.

Him: I look smart, you look beautiful and I like your hair.

Me: Riiiiight. Cheers.

{5 days later}

Him: You know that picture? That one you’re doing god knows what with on the blog? I like it because I remember it was the moment I relaxed. I got to kiss you and you were my wife. It was good.

Me: …….oh……… *runs away crying*


Categories: Any Other Photo, Written By Aisling
34 interesting thoughts on this


  1. Carly
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    I love this. I firmly believe there should be NO body gaps on that first kiss. None of this lean forward and a peck on the cheek business!

    I also love Phil’s reaction to doing an AOP. I think if Mark does one he’ll choose a pic of the cake. I imagine it somethjng like this –
    Me: Did you choose this to represent the union of two families (both mums making it) and the hours of work that went into it?
    Him: No. I chose it because I like cake.


    • Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink

      I know which Gareth’s would be, I keep trying to get him to write it but I know he’ll say “this is my favourite because it was when I finally got a drink in my hand” :-p

      K x

  2. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Bit weepy

  3. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    So, I just dissolved completely into tears.

    K x

  4. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink


    (your hair does look really lovely)


  5. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Ok so I know I’m tired and hormonal, but flipping heck – I’m now on the floor!

    You’re a lucky girl, A.

  6. Claire
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Awwwwww! (There are no more words in my head for this other than Ahhh noises-my end of the week brain can’t process such loveliness.)

  7. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    I love it!

  8. Posted April 26, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Adore. And Whoah what a photo! X

  9. Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:00 am | Permalink


  10. Chirsty
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Just. Love. This.
    All of it.
    Yay you two and the most fantabulous AOP.

    And now too the advent of the *sobsplosion* – love days that birth perfect words.
    And perfect love stories. Maybe today will be a perfect Friday despite the rain. X

  11. Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    That looks like a good kiss.

  12. Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    OMG I love love love it. I love the photo, you can just see the love and excitment between you both. But most of all I love Phil’s reason…I vote for more AOPs from the menfolk xx

  13. Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    This is so sweet.
    And wow you both look hot, this could be in a fancy magazine photoshoot!

  14. Lara Blue
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    LOVE IT <3

    And thanks to Penny, I am now adding the word "sobsplosion" to my vocabulary!

    Happy Friday xxx

  15. Fee
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    This is just lovely.

    Your hair does indeed look very nice!

  16. Posted April 26, 2013 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    oh my goodness. Amazing.

    I wonder what Chris’ would be… Probably the Guiness cake I made him. Or the fire.

  17. Posted April 26, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    This made me go back and read your AOP, Aisling. I love how different they are.

    I love that there’s a ‘man’ reason and then a real reason. And I love how he refers to AOW, that’s pretty much how Dan does.

    I also love that if I was getting my mum to choose hers I know the picture and the reasons she picked it would be the same. It’s awesome :-) Can’t wait for that moment.

    Also, you both look hot.

    K xx

  18. Posted April 26, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    \ :D / I love this! And I love his explanation even more – so much meaning in those three words “It was good”.

    Hurrah for more photos from AOW men :-)

  19. Amanda M
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Me too with the aaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww

    So. Sweet.

  20. Amanda M
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I think my conversation with my husband would go:

    Me: What’s your favourite wedding photo and why?
    Him: I don’t know; I don’t have time to think about this sort of thing. It was a good day, leave it there and don’t over-analyise it.

    Sighing for a man who would pick a lovely photo for an endearing reason.

    • Fee
      Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink

      I fear my husband would pick a picture of the band. Or the one of his best man wearing just a bow tie.

      I am going to have to find out!

  21. Posted April 26, 2013 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Aaah this is bloomin’ delightful.
    I am a fan of the smooching AOP as my AOP was a very similar picture. Just lovely.

  22. Leni
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous, gorgeous picture. You both look smokin’.

    I think N’s would be of our cake! He did make it – and it was a masterpiece but still a piccy of a cake.

    My AOP would be for a similar reason as Phil has given. It is us both making a silent “eeeeek” noise (make an eeeek – your face will make the right shape) just after the vicar has said “I now pronounce you……” Its like we were both saying “OMG – we actually did it!” x

  23. Meredith Phillips
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    O.M.G. I love this. What a brilliant idea. :)

  24. Sharon
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Love this, and phils first answer is so true, he does look smart, you do look beautiful, and your hair is gorgeous. But his second answer, wow!

    I think my husband would pick a photo of his best man, not sure which one, but he’s bound to feature….ha ha I will have to find out now

  25. Posted April 27, 2013 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Such a feel-good post, fair play to Phil, what a beautiful answer. Stunning choice of picture too- a gorgeous couple x

  26. Hannah
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Late to the party, but just wanted to add my *swoon*…

  27. LifeSheWrote
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful picture!!

  28. Posted May 4, 2013 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post and picture. Beautiful.

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