That is what I thought when the e-shoot of Jo and Jon landed in my inbox, these two are insanely, crazily, and meant-to-be-together-forever in love. And the images blew my mind. Like hold-your-breath blew my mind.
Think bluebell filled woodlands, think sunshine and stolen kisses, think a little slice of heaven.
No gimmicks, no fancy styling, just pure, raw and unadulterated L.O.V.E, Pen Mckinley-Rodgers has truly captured the intimacy between these two nearly-weds to perfection.
Oh, and they have one of the most moving “how we met” stories too.
Prepare to be completely enchanted lovelies.
Jo: Jon and I met a few years ago in India whilst volunteering in a beautiful orphanage called the Love Care Centre. I was out of my comfort zone, exhausted all the time, had no make up and was very unglamorous- so you can imagine that a yummy Australian walking through the door was very unexpected and I retreated into shyness to admire from afar (hence he thought he had met a cold, distant English girl…).
A few weeks and sleepless nights spent on the roof later, listening to Nick Cave and Elliott Smith, something kinda suprising was happening but we had to let it go (the geography being mind boggling). We met up a year later in the same place accidently on purpose and that sparked a lot of travel between England and Australia which culminated in a proposal last May, and next week… a wedding!
We are trying to tie in the travel aspect to the wedding, with antique suitcases and an abundance of luggage labels, especially as we will be moving to Australia after the wedding. I kind of think of it as an ‘Away We Go’ wedding, as we both fell in love with the movie too and I will be walking down the garden aisle to a song from the film. We really just hope it will be a relaxed garden picnic style wedding, with lots of painterly touches.
The pre-wedding shoot was a really special time for us, it was so lovely to spend a bit of time just us amidst all the prep work and meeting Pen and Cam was amazing! We LOVE the images they have produced and we felt like we were in the company of good friends. In fact, having met them, even if they weren’t our photographers we would still want them to be at our wedding because they are just THAT cool!
Can’t wait for next week! xxx
And you know the best bit?
You don’t have to wait until next week, only until tomorrow 😉
Jo and Jon’s Big Day, officially one of the most beautiful and inspiring weddings I have ever had the pleasure of featuring.
And yes. I have a brand new girl crush.
Big This Is Why I Love My Job Love