“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”
― Ellen DeGeneres
Emily and Kyle have that balance... Emily likes things 'just right'. She loves lists and loves ticking things off them even more. She doesn't stop until things are 'perfect'. Sometimes, however, you need to stop, draw breath and spend time relishing what you have achieved. This is where Kyle comes in. She shoots him 'that look' with that says 'it hasn't been done properly' and he replies with a cheeky, boyish grin that makes her giggle. He will shake his head and give her a hug. They tease each other, laugh lots and somewhere in that all, the list gets ticked. She is the pina to his colada.
Their love story began ten years ago. We are sure that when a teenage Kyle admitted to his brother and best mate that he fancied one of the girls, that neither of them expected to be get suited up ready for Emily and Kyle's wedding day!
Our beautiful bride was getting ready at her parent's house. We were given a warm welcome and made to feel immediately 'at home'. The house was full of people, clothes and equipment, but mostly excitement and love.
Emily's hair was softly put up in a work of art of curls, whilst her make-up was soft and natural and received the seal of approval.
The service was a morning one, so before we knew it it was time to get Emily into her dress. As her mum buttoned her up there were looks of approval from her bridesmaids. This was a perfect choice for her slim frame.
Emily looked radiant!
Mum and Dad could not look prouder!
So as Emily got into the car to leave for the church...
...a certain groom was nervously waiting for her arrival with his parents looking on.
And as Emily and her father arrived, Kyle's best men left him to pace alone (mean, but funny boys)!!
After the service, the new Mr and Mrs exited the church to a shower of confetti...
...before taking their first journey together as husband and wife to their chosen venue, The Stone Mill in Monmouth.
As predicted, this was a perfectly co-ordinated wedding with something for everyone, from lawn games to rugs to keep the evening chill away, from a photo wall to coloured decorations. As for the cake, it was a triumph, with a reference to Kyle's strong Welsh roots (cariad meaning love) and the delicacy of hand painted flowers.
Although we managed a few photographs of the guests in the sun, the clouds were rolling in...
...and as we slipped away with Emily and Kyle for photographs of them together, the rain started to fall and wasn't going to let up for a few hours.
The speeches were a perfect mix of emotion, history and laughter. We were reminded about how important family are to this couple and how much their inner circle of friends mean to them. There was no mistaking how much humour features in their lives.
Their wedding rings were another example of their balanced relationship. Whilst Emily's sense of order would have seen both rings in the same metal, she knew that Kyle had to have his beloved Welsh gold. Cariad! So as the couple cut into their cake...
...we had another display of this couple's sense of humour and playfulness.
As evening drew in...
...we watched this couple take to the floor for their first dance before much partying began.
...and they started their married life in balance.
We wish them every happiness.
Video: Gemini Wedding Films (we can't recommend these guys enough - creative and professional!!)
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