It’s such a joy to have Any Other Photo back, and what a wonderful one to come back with. Kathryn’s submission had us at ‘Roald Dahl’ – I think you’ll all agree the write up is as beautiful as Kathryn herself. (That dress! Those flowers! The LOVE!)
Thanks to this photo, I remember 4 magical words my husband said to me on the most special day of our lives.
We were 1 hour into married life and had slipped away from our guests for a cheeky 5 minutes of ‘us’ time, the photographer at a distance behind some flower bushes paparazzi style. We sat just for a minute on a bench to take it all in, sinking down at the kind of angle you can only perch at when you are wearing a corseted wedding dress which you never actually tried sitting down in (later realising this was an epic fail). I gripped his hand tightly (you can just about see my white knuckles in the background), a combination of never wanting to let him go and an overly tight squeeze implying ‘waaah we have actually got married.’.
At the very moment this photo was taken he leant into me and said ‘You look absolutely beautiful.’ And this photo reflects the fact that in that moment, I truly believed that I did, and his face tells me that he truly believed that I was.
My favourite children’s author Roald Dahl once said ‘those who don’t believe in magic will never find it’. Well, my husband makes me believe in magic, in myself, in brighter days, in true love, and in happy ever after. This is my favourite photo because it will always remind me that he makes me believe.