I have an unusual for the UK yet totally beautiful feature for you this afternoon, full of gorgeous inspiration.
Martin and Sarah decided to mark their 14th wedding anniversary with an amazing anniversary photo shoot. With stunning vintage inspired wedding attire, amazing cakes a VW Camper and some beautiful flowers. Wow wee this is so very gorgeous.
Thanks so much to the fabulous Jess Petrie Photography for sharing her beautiful images with us this afternoon…
Here is what Sarah had to say about their love story….
“I first set eyes on Martin in a night club on a girlie night out. His cheeky smirk and humour were an instant attraction, but what did it for me was the kiss on the cheek and the warm embrace after he saw me safely to my door at the end of the night. We hadn’t exchanged numbers and I made it my mission to track him down and secure a second date.
We were both just 21 and not looking for a serious relationship but, 21 years, two sons and a daughter later, we are both still happily married. We’ve had our ups and downs, as have most couples over the years, and there are times when I’ve wondered if the grass is greener on the other side but, what is greener grass without love? ~ Sarah
We recently celebrated our 14th Wedding anniversary and couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than having a professional photo shoot. We both spent the morning being pampered, the hair and make up artist Jenn was fab because I don’t usually wear a lot of make up and didn’t know how I should wear my hair but Jenn seemed to know exactly what suited me and just got on with the job. We were treated like celebrities for the rest of the day, with bubbly and cupcakes and a ride in the back of Rita the vintage VW. The photographer ‘Jess’ was not at all how I expected. I always imagine that photographers are bossy and intimidating but Jess was easy going, professional and very positive. She has a calm & soothing temperament which made us both feel totally relaxed and confident. Above all we enjoyed spending time together on this shoot. It felt exciting & new and we have decided to make the effort to do more together since. After all more mature couples can still have fun, right? I love the photos from the shoot, infact I am overwhelmed & overjoyed at how glam I look and how lovely they have all turned out. Jess definitely exceeded our expectations. I’d like to make a valid point… you mostly see photoshoots in the bridal mags and wedding blogs of young couples all loved up. And to treat yourself to a ‘coupe’ shoot doesn’t mean you have to be young and newly in-love. I think it’s so much fun that if you are celebrating an anniversary or your love for one another there isn’t a better way to have an excuse to dress up, get pampered and document your day more than having a photoshoot! I want to see more mature couples indulging in this sort of thing, and would most definitely recommend it 100%. We now have some new memories documented… We are so very pleased. Thanks Jess!”
Credit where credit’s due…
Hair & Make-up: Jenn Edwards
Head piece: Anisette II by Jenny Packham available from The White Room
Gown: Clio by Jenny Packham available from The White Room
Retro signs & sweetie buffet: Sweetest Pear
Cupcakes: Cakes From My Kitchen
Cake pops: popalicious cake pops
Wedding cake & cookies: Butterflies & Angels
Flowers by Swallows & Damsons
Venue: The Bear Inn, Belper, Derbyshire
Thanks so much to Sarah and Martin for sharing their story with us today :-) XOXO Lou
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