There’s something about an elopement which is so achingly romantic. Running away and saying ‘I do’ with just the 2 of you seems like a fairytale way to tie the knot. So when Jinglin first contacted us to say that she was looking for a wedding photographer for her elopement who could create “natural images, as from a movie camera, which are filled with colour and playful of light and shade”, we were over the moon.
It turned out that, not only does she have a lovely turn of phrase, Jinglin- and her husband, Zhiru- are 2 of the sweetest people we have ever met. They are both originally from China, and with no family in the UK, they decided on a wedding which would be an intimate, loving, relaxed affair, with nobody there but them (and us).
Their ceremony, at Crawley Register Office, was short, simple, and incredibly sweet. Afterwards, they opted to spend some time together amongst the romantic landscapes of Nymans- a National Trust garden in West Sussex. Nymans is one of our favourite places to visit, and capturing images of Jinglin & Zhiru there, during their very first moments as man and wife was a truly wonderful experience. As they wandered happily through the gardens, Jinglin- in her exquisite gown– and Zhiru- in his sharp black suit– brought a delighted smile to so many faces.
These images will allow Jinglin & Zhiru’s family and friends to share in their love even thought they weren’t there on the day. Which makes us feel really rather good… and a bit teary eyed, actually.
To be the only guests (and the witnesses) at a wedding is such an intimate, emotional experience, and we are absolutely honoured to have been a part of Jinglin & Zhiru’s incredibly special day.
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