The past month or so has seen us travelling up and down the country pretty much weekly.. from celebrating one of our besties getting married in Anglesey.. to a wedding on the West coast of Scotland to a quick trip to Scarborough.. it's been super fun and although it's meant many, many hours sat in a car.. they've been many hours sat with Pete listening to our favourite tunes, looking out at the wonderful English (and Scottish) countryside and having lots more wonderful adventures with lots of ace people..

So although I never seem to completely unpack my suitcase lately.. here's to many, many more road trips..

Back in May we headed up to Anglesey as I was Bridesmaid for my good friend Anna Hardy and her gorgeous fella Adam.  Anna is one of my besties, is a wonderful wedding photographer and is part of From our hearts.. four girls who, a couple of times a year will go camp somewhere in our pjs and talk photography whilst drinking wine.  These girls… Joanna Brown, Debs Ivelja and Anna are my wing women and over the past 4 or 5 years we as a group have supported each other through a lot.  We might not get to see each other as much as we would like.. but we are always there for each other.  These girls mean the world to me and it was a bloody honour to watch Anna marry her boy.  Anna had the enormously talented Nick Tucker (another dear friend) as her wedding photographer and I shot a couple of polaroids for them too.. :)  It was such an amazing day filled with so much love and laughter and it was an absolute joy to be a part of it.

We arrived the day before so that we could help with any preparations and I was given the job of florist!  It was a pretty daunting job but in a good way as I've never done anything like it before but I LOVED it.  I had to fill all the jars for the tables and make 5 bouquets and about 12 button holes (which the lovely Debs helped me with too).  It was such a lovely task and I felt so proud on the day seeing all the girls holding their bouquets and the buttonholes on the boys looking ace..

Here's some iPhone photos from the most blissful couple of days we spent celebrating..

We then got to visit our favourite little buddy Rufus who lives with his Mama and Papa.. the lovely Shutterbox Films.. we had a little cat visitor in our Scottish B&B and had the most wonderful few days shooting the most beautiful wedding beside a loch..

We also had a very quick trip to Scarborough, somewhere where neither me or Pete had been before and we had such a lovely evening walking along the front.  These very British seaside resorts are just magical and hold so much nostalgia and history..

It's turning out to be a very busy wedding season once again but this time we're determined to enjoy the spaces in-between.. we're so lucky to get to travel across the whole country with this job so we're going to make sure that we get there a little earlier.. or stay a little longer and have an explore.. :)



The more times we get to do Welcome Home and the more people we meet doing this job the more I realise how important it is to embrace the fun, treasure the connections and be grateful for everything and everyone that walks in to your life.

Always make sure you enjoy the anticipation of what's to come.. enjoy the moments while you're there.. and take time to look back and appreciate what you've achieved.. together..

There will always be a special place in our hearts for Ireland and in particular,  Belfast.. and we are most definitely coming back..

A huge thank you to our wonderful friend Fraser who put this incredible stop motion film together from the day.. this makes me smile SOOOOO much...

And another massive thank you to the incredible Mel and Dave.. our gorgeous couple who came to model for us on the day.  It's funny how.. the very second they walked in.. we felt like we had asked our mates to come help us out for the day.. all that normal 'we're actually strangers and have never met' is just nowhere to be seen.. and what's there instead is just a feeling that we've actually known each other for ages.. we just haven't got round to meeting up yet.. :)

Mel actually wrote the most beautiful blog post about the workshop and how they felt being 'the couple'.. and for me this is just the icing on (an already pretty awesome) cake..

We'll be looking at some new Welcome Home dates over the next coming months so if you fancy becoming a homie and want us to come to you then let us know!



..tied the knot yesterday..


Cat & Jab on Make A Gif