We were so comfortable with Joshua he became one of our witnesses!
We'd been together for over 20 years and not married because we just didn't want all the planning, politics and general fuss. Suddenly though, some planets must have aligned because we found ourselves eloping to Gretna, just the two of us and Elvis (the dog). Nobody else knew anything about it.
The plan was to have a day that truly was 'ours', doing exactly what we wanted, thinking about no one else, but it was important to capture the spirit of the day for family and friends to understand why we’d done it this way. Staged, formulaic wedding photos were never going to do that so we were really excited when we came across Joshua's website and after his enthusiastic reply to our initial enquiry email we immediately knew we’d found our man!
In the few short weeks leading up to our day we got to know Joshua through emails and phone calls. He recommended photo locations, helped look for our wedding Land Rover, got over-excited at the idea of photographing us standing on the roof of it (another story!) and generally just ‘got’ the day we wanted to have. We felt so comfortable with Joshua that we asked him to be one of our witnesses and by the time we met on the day he felt like an old friend.
Looking at them through our eyes Joshua’s photo’s absolutely capture the real story of our day, our personalities and the subtlety of all the emotions we went through, from the joy of the ceremony to the nervous phone calls telling our families what we’d done, and the moments of love that it’s so easy to overlook after being together for so many years. We have photos that capture candid split-second moments that our own memories had missed and would otherwise have been lost forever.
The happiest day of our lives has been captured, not staged – mission accomplished! Oh, and into the bargain we’ve met an incredibly talented friend.
You can see some of the photos at https://www.joshuawybornphotographic.com/a-non-traditional-elopement-17-years-in-the-making/
Married in May 2019