PHOTOS BY GRIFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY
I can hardly believe it's been one whole year since Grant and I tied the knot! Our first year of marriage has been challenging yet wonderful, and we've come out of it with so many reasons to celebrate. Grant has launched his own wedding videography company -Rhubarb Martini- and his first season has been better than we ever could have hoped. In December I finally began addressing my mental health, and after finding a great therapist over the summer I'm entering our second year of marriage in a far better place. Every step of the way we've held one another's hands, and it's really perpetuated that unexplainable sense of family that envelopes you after getting married.
Since our wedding we've got another year of university under our belts, been to Disneyland Paris, done a whole lot of baking, shared our first Christmas as husband and wife, been to the theatre, spent many hours exploring markets, planned our first comic-con visit, dipped our toes into cosplay, visited Centre Parcs with the family, stayed at a couple of fancy hotels, seen a lot of London, spent time with some fantastic friends, celebrated six years together, modeled together at Photography Farm, had tea on a steam train, and an awful lot more!
To mark the occasion, we booked a photo shoot with Emma Griffin - one of our favourite photographers. For our wedding my dad made us two amazing light up letters from scratch, and whilst they looked incredible in the corner of the marquee, we didn't get any good photos of the two of us with them. It was one of our very few wedding day regrets, so we decided to rectify it for our anniversary! It was great fun mixing up pieces from our wedding with a few fresh new goodies (and in some cases, a lick of paint!). Emma completely understood what we were going for, and as always made the shoot a complete joy. We're in love with the final photos!
To my downright brilliant husband, thank you for making this year so memorable despite the trouble I've had facing my personal demons, and thank you for never losing faith in me. I'm incredibly proud of you, and I can't wait to see what year two has in store for us...