Weddings days are brimming with wonderful moments that must be captured. When the Father of the Bride walks into the room and sees his daughter dressed as a bride for the first time, I often wish that time would just stand still. Let Dad revel in the moment for just a little longer. Before you know it, time has moved on and the bride is rushing around making the final touches to her hair and finding someone to carry her lip gloss for her! Lucky there’s a good photographer there hey!
Of all the magical and memorable moments that I have captured over the last 6 years, the one of Richard surprising Rachel is something that I’ll never forget.
Richard didn’t play the guitar and he certainly didn’t sing. In the months leading up to their wedding day at Tenuta di Lupinari in Tuscany, Richard had secret guitar lessons. He arranged with Jazz musicians Marco Marconi Trio that he would use their sound system and totally surprise Rachel and the guests by leaving his seat, picking up the guitar and singing to her. The song of course, had to be, their special song. Have you got goose bumps yet? Read on, you will have soon.
I mean, really, blokes just don’t do this kind of thing do they?! First of all Rachel nearly keeled over in shock – what, you, you’re going to what – but you don’t know how to play the guitar! You’re really going to sing our song, for me, in front of everyone!
Uh-oh, he really is!
Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, can’t believe he’s going to do this!
Richard had to really concentrate.
Then Rach just freaked out. Well, you would wouldn’t you?!
It all got too much for pretty much everyone witnessing this special, special moment but, especially for Rach.
That went kind’a well!
I’ll never, ever forget that.
Something Changed by Pulp:
When we woke up that morning we had no way of knowing, that in a matter of hours we’d change the way we were going. Where would I be now if we’d never met? Would I be singing this song to someone else instead? I dunno but like you said something changed.