For every bride-to-be, their wedding ceremony is the result of months of internet scouring, creative planning and organising, to name but a few. And, as a wedding photographer, I have the good fortune to see how it all beautifully and almost seamlessly unfolds on the big day. I also get to witness all sorts of unguarded and spontaneous moments that weren't in the plan, but will always form part of any wedding folklore.
For Dina and Leo, I'm more than certain that in the years to come, Dina will always chuckle when sharing her side of the story - especially that instant, as she was dressing (just minutes before walking down the aisle), her zipper decided to slip off the rails of her gorgeous dress. Not that it had any impact on the day, because Dina remained incredibly composed as her mother and the bridesmaids came to the rescue by sewing the gown so impeccably, that there was absolutely no evidence of the wardrobe mishap and not a soul even noticed.
Dina and Leo will also remember that uninvited guest - the rainstorm - an ill-timed and disruptive part of the plot. Then again, the summer downpour certainly added an element of drama and, with all things considered, provided us with some yummy light that we would've missed had it not been for the cloudburst.
In short, it was a wonderful, madcap, touching and fun-filled day. Thank you both for everything.
Make-up: Jenny Jordan
Stationery: Le Papier du Nord