Some time in 2007 when "Polaroid" decided to stop making film and everyone went crazy I decided it was my last and only chance to get on the Polaroid boat. I went on ebay; bought a second hand camera and copious amounts of film. I dabbled here and there but only used around half the film I bought. Then it expired (in May 2009). The film was safely stored (in the back of the fridge) and I hoped it would stay good... I had this feeling that the 40-films I had left were meant to be used for something really special. Little did I know that would be my wedding!Our wonderful friend Kat snapped away magnificently - I am so happy with how they've come out. I love the soft hues, blurry edges, flash, fading colours, general quirkiness!
This is our wedding. In polaroids. Which began (as I think ceremonies always should) with a barefooted accordionist processing into the church singing and playing a Bulgarian folk tune:
And included a picnic reception with strings of fairy lights, paper garlands, and a gypsy band
there was dappled sunshine
and a wee bit of tree-hugging,
drinks had, food eaten, bubbles blown, laughs shared, and speeches as a baby crawled in the grass,
a spoon or two of nuptial tiramisu!
A day that my heart gave a great flutter and joined with my dear friend, and ended with a kiss, a cheering guard of honour, and an away into the night.
In short a day that could not have been better in any way.