2021 was the year weddings bounced back after a difficult 2020. Just two ‘proper’ weddings and four under heavy restrictions in the pervious year meant I was raring to go by the time weddings came back properly in the summer. While the C-word was definitely still hovering over all our lives like a dark cloud, we could at least get out and enjoy time with loved ones again. One thing that was noticeable at all my wedding this year as been how keen everyone has been to have fun and enjoy the company of people again after a year and half of lockdowns. That meant loads of hugs and packed dancefloors, something I had really missed since my last restriction free wedding – way back in February 2020.
While I loved every minute of every wedding day, it was especially nice to see my couples finally get hitched who had had to postpone from 2020. Some of them at the third or fourth time of asking!
I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to a new wedding season in 2022 where we can feel like the past couple of years are starting to be behind us. Covid hasn’t completely gone way of course. As I write this I am myself on my 5th day of isolation after finally catching it at The National Wedding Show. Unfortunately it’s meant I’ve missed my (much needed) holiday to the Maldives, but I am grateful that the first time I’ve caught it I haven’t missed a wedding (or several) – that would have been a nightmare.
2021 has been another year of travel. Weddings from Kent to Sheffield, Bristol to Norwich, via boats on the themes in Oxford, walks through Cambridge city centre, huge cathedrals, tiny chapels, manor houses, countryside pubs, London bars, marquees, hotels, Airbnb’s, back gardens and so much more. Every day unique and shear joy to be a part of. It is a genuine privilege to be able to witness and document such a variety celebrations. To all my 2021 couples – thank you so much.
And to my 2022 couples – you’ve got some big shoes to fill!
Here’s 50 of my favourite documentary moments from the last 12 months