My Girl.... Emma Case

Hey, Its Pete!
I have hijacked Emmas blog to post something I want to share with you lovely, lovely people. Some folk will know me as Emma's husband, the gurning, bearded, photo bombing toddler with tourettes. Others won't know or care that much. I just felt an overwhelming need to devote a post to my girl, my wife, my soul mate, my best friend ..... Emma Case.
We've been together for almost 6 years now. I am so so lucky to know a girl like Emma. She is an immense package of love, laughter, strength, talent, honesty, modesty and possesses the largest most generous heart anyone could wish to encounter.

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Turns out she thought I was alright, and we got ourselves married this year! Easily the best day of my life!
In my little round up speech on the day (fumble of words) I intended to devote a whole section to Emma. I'll be honest, I was a heady cocktail of nerves, excitement and on the verge of tears. In circumstances like this I usually look annoyed! So I never did give Emma the full devoted eulogy she deserved. It was to revolve around a note I had written to Emma about five months into our relationship. I think Emma was working on the night. In the note I had said, just how much I would miss her that night, that just lying next to her, talking, laughing and ...... (well this is a family post!) being around her, made the world a better place, that she made me want to be a better person, to chase dreams together, how easy and natural everything had felt the first time we met.
I'll spare you the sick bucket.... My speech would then conclude that I felt exactly the same after five years together...... Awwwwwww

Being a big believer in karma, and the "you get out what you put in" attitude to life, it really is no surprise to me how amazing Emma is at everything she does. She throws herself wholeheartedly, unapologetically and courageously into every element of her life. Be it acting and performing, sign language, support work or even photography ;-)
I don't think Emma realises just how much she means to me, how in awe of her I am. She brings so much love and energy to any situation. Emma carries this immense glow and presence around her, people are literally drawn to her and cannot help but fall in love with her! I am literally bursting with pride that she is being honoured with award nominations for her photography!

Yes we've had ups and downs this year, and yes we are in desperate need of a holiday! (four years and counting) but just knowing that I get to be with you, laughing, dancing, doing stupid voices, walking in the park, sharing experiences with our beautiful friends is the best thing in the world.
Thank you for everything!
Your Boy....
Pete xxx


  1. Awww. I proper welled up reading that, you big softie. How utterly adorable. x

  2. Beautiful post about a beautiful person. We've not had the pleasure of knowing you both that long but man, I have shaken my head as I read this & agree wholeheartedly with everything you have said. We love you guys ... Fact! You are both beautiful on the inside & outside & we are blessed to call you friends xxx you're a super great boy Pete, writing this about your wife, you've both caught your soul mate & we hope & pray that, as D-ream sang 'things can only get better!' xxxx o&c&bump ;D

  3. Pete... next time... can you issue a warning that this post will make you cry!? *sniff*

    so heartfelt! Looking forward to your next hijacking when you tell us all about your holiday you've just come back from. Do it!

  4. You are proper lucky you two.

  5. You know Emma, I've never met you but I'm sure I'd love you! You & Pete are just the sweetest!
    And of course I love, love, love your photos!
    Pete's a keeper I reckon ;) x

  6. This is the sweetest post ever! Emma and Pete you two rock, and Pete you described Emma just how I imagine her especially the most generous heart part! Merry Christmas!

  7. I can conclude, you have an amazing woman for a wife, someone who has shown me so much love and kindness. You are a lucky fella Pete, but then I see you two as a package, you are frankly the lovliiest, funniest, most genuine and bloody gorgeous couple I know :) ...and this is a gorgeous blog post :) Happy Christmas to you both, I hope 2012 gives you chance for that holiday. I know that in every other respect, it's going to be a wonderful year for you. All my love, Annabel xXx

  8. Andrew JR Squires27 December 2011 at 09:47

    I 'effing love you guys!!!! x

  9. Oh you two!!!! So, so cute. You are both lovely and gorgeous and adorable and frankly you deserve each other! Jess xx

  10. Pete and Emma, for me you epitomise what a loving relationship should really be about and perhaps this is why you both make a great team when it comes to photographing other people's love stories - what is truly genuine will shine through every time x

  11. Just stumbled across this post in my google reader and now I'm all sorts of blubbering mess! You guys are adorable and made for each other. Here's to a new year filled with more love and adventures for you both. x

  12. I've never met either of you but I suspect that I would adore you if I did. You are both so genuine and lovely. Now go and take a round the world holiday, for god's sake!

  13. Oh my what a beautiful girl you have and what a beautiful pair you make.

  14. Awwww you guys! This post put a proper big girlie knot in my stomach..it's so touching and wonderful to hear from 'the other half'. You sound so supportive Pete and not surprised that you are so proud of her.
    Was so chuffed to have been involved in a photoshoot with Emma and the equally lovely Lucy (Ledger) Massive fan of Emma's work and we finally met as winners at The Wedding Ideas Awards and had a lovely hug - made my night.
    Hope you both get a holiday soon
    Heidi xxx