“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved anything to do with weddings.
I remember sneaking into my mother’s bedroom and eyeing off her lace curtains and imagining them as my own bridal gown!
I remember how I used to wrap myself in those curtains and pretend I was a bride. I remember the smell of my mum’s bedroom while I was swirling and giggling among my impromptu ‘wedding dress’.
Sometimes, I would play with her rings, that had been so lovingly placed in her crystal jewellery bowl on her dressing table.
This is one of the many heartwarming recollections I have from my childhood. It’s small, yet smile-inducing memory of a little girl who had dreams of growing up and having her own ‘happily ever after’.
Now, as an adult, I am blessed to be able to photograph and capture the moments surrounding couples embarking on their own “happy-ever-afters”.
I no longer dance among the lace curtains or play with my mother’s jewellery but my love for all-things-weddings is still the same as that 9-year-old little girl who used to dream of one day becoming a bride.