As a photographer myself, I had followed the work of James
online for years and absolutely adored his epic landscapes, and the way he told love stories, and so I dared to dream that he was free to do our wedding (I say he was free - if he wasn't free we would have changed the date! It's not like we had much other things to change)
I had read a lot of blogs and articles on elopements - would we regret it? Would we miss our loved ones? Would we feel lonely? But we have both agreed since, that it was easily the best day of our lives. I did my own hair and makeup, and we started the day with a nice flat white getting ready together in our air bnb, and from there the day was perfect. We exchanged handwritten vows on a cliff top, we laughed, we cried, we took photographs around the island with a photographer who turned out to be just like a friend to us, we got caught in the rain, we came home and had our first dance together in our apartment, and cried again, and we went for the most romantic meal with delicious food and the best red wine we've ever tasted (we've since wondered if we were just that happy that anything would have been the best wine ever tasted).
After coming home we had a little party to celebrate, with no fuss, just friends family and beers, and a slideshow of photographs by James to show the magic, and it was absolutely perfect.