Our Dream Wedding
Shot at one of the largest wedding fairs in the UK, this series of portraits attempts to explore the varied hopes and dreams, diversity, and the bonds between people as they plan for their big day. Visiting the fair alone or as a recently engaged couple, with bridesmaids or mum along for moral support, the series juxtaposes candid portraits, shot on 4×5 large format film, with a quote from the subjects about their dream wedding.
Dreams of the perfect fairytale wedding that may have been formed in early childhood, dreams that have only been realised on meeting each other, or dreams that may have been shaped by circumstances. Faced with the weight of expectation and a hitherto hidden, and at times overwhelming wedding industry, the portraits seek to reveal what really matters to each couple.