Not so long ago I shared a few photos from Kirsten & Dan's pre-wedding woodland photography shoot at Kingsbury Water Park. And this week I'm super excited to be heading off to photograph their relaxed wedding on the Greek Island of Skiathos (and get a day to relax by the pool, which believe me is much needed mid wedding season). I couldn't go without sharing the amazing proposal that Dan cooked up for Kirsten last year, all captured on video...
*TISSUES AT THE READY*
Yes folks I'm being deadly serious. One year ago the most amazing proposal ever happened. If you know me, you'll know I get super emosh at any enagement story, for me it's all about the love and why someone proposed, and I'm always so happy for them - it's why I love being a wedding photographer so much. But this proposal is like no other I've heard before, it was so very personal to Kirsten. Dan arranged the whole thing in super stealth secrecy, asking local contemporary dance group Splitmilk Dance to stage a special event for his proposal. Working as a Freelance Dance Producer Kirsten often gets invited to sharings and performances from dance groups all across the country. Invited to what she was thought was a sharing of Splitmilk's work in progress sharing of 'Love Project', she took along Dan and her parents completely oblivious at what was about to unfold. After she took her seat and the show began it gradually got more and more personal...see for yourself here.
Kirsten & Dan are getting married at Kassandra Bay & Resory in Skiathos in Greece this week, a proper summer wedding, and I can't wait to photograph it. They are such an amazing, wonderfully kind couple and super fun too. You guys rock. And yes. The video makes me well up every time, it's when Kirsten realises the show has been all about her and Dans love story all along (and yes I have watched it more than once - and what?!) I am just so happy for them!
Kate Jackson is a Birmingham based documentary wedding photographer specialising in natural, relaxed & fun wedding photography. She offers professional photography services throughout the UK - be it London, Manchester, Sheffield, Scotland & Wales as well as travelling further afield for Destination Weddings in Europe & Worldwide.