Tran and Ben have a certain glow about them that makes you instantly feel all right with the world. They sort of rest within themselves, or you could just call them laid back. Considering that Tran grew up in Australia that’s not a surprise. They first met in Japan where they both taught English and fell in love in Canada at a friend’s wedding. I think it’s fair to say they were meant to be together.
When they got married on a balmy Sunday at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, with their friends and families from all over the world there with them, it certainly felt like pieces of a puzzle fitting together seamlessly. Tran wore a dress her mother had made in Vietnam for her and included eucalyptus in her flowers as a nod to her Australian roots. Their friend made them a thousand origami paper cranes which were hung in trees during the ceremony and came with us when we left on a Thames boat cruise to get to the London Rowing Club in Putney. With delicious little canapés to keep us fed and a multitude of all kinds of accents buzzing around me we made our way up the river, enjoying what was (not surprisingly) a really laid back drinks reception.
What made me very happy is that Tran and Ben decided to have some film photography included for their wedding day. The soft light throughout the day, London’s riverbank viewed from the seaside and paper cranes moving in the breeze all made this day a proper little feast to capture on film.
All film shots are taken with a Hasselblad 500C/M, shot on Kodak Portra 400 and scanned by the FIND lab.
Congratulations, you two. It’s something really special to witness when two people come together like you do and I am so happy to have been there.
© Ann-Kathrin Koch 2012. Images look best without watermarks on them. Please don’t use the photos without asking me first.