We have a bit of a different real wedding of you this week. We’re not talking about what she wore, where they held the wedding, who provided the flowers. Not that any of those things are wonderful, but today we want you to meet Nicola.
In 2015, Nicola proudly walked down the aisle to the man of her dreams, Alex and father of her two beautiful children. Full of hope and promise after fighting cancer for many years, and due to a severe case of septicaemia, Nicola had to have an above the knee amputation in 2011.
A few months after the wedding Nicola found out that her cancer had returned, this time Doctor’s have diagnosed the cancer as terminal, giving her just 2 years left to live. Nicola’s treatment options on the NHS have now come to an end. Nicola’s family and friends are now trying to raise £75,000 for Nicola to receive proton beam therapy abroad to help prolong Nicola’s life (this therapy is not yet available in the UK).
Happy Monday everyone! And it will be a super happy morning for you once you’ve seen this. Cwtch of the Week this week is just jaw droopingly stunning. Sent in from the lovely Pippa Carvell, we have such a treasured and special moment to share with you. Taken at Hollie and Steven’s wedding back in July, Pippa captured this beautiful moment that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, and probably wanting to ring your Mums to tell them you love them! Over to Pippa to tell us how this beautiful image happened……
The Ultimate Maternal Cwtch
Take at Hollie and Steven’s wedding on 30th July 2016 at the Marriot in Swansea, this moment occurred completely naturally, which makes me love this image so much more – it wasn’t forced or encouraged at all. Hollie had been comfortable breastfeeding throughout the day and it was clear that Robyn was getting hungry during the group shots so Hollie took a break and had a quick sit down. When Hollie started feeding I didn’t hesitate to take the photograph as one of the things I love doing is capturing a wedding in its purest form, particularly all of the little intricacies and moments that make up the day. Hollie started feeding Robyn and Harley (Robyn’s big brother) ran over to play with the wedding dress.
One of the things that really shone throughout the whole day was how much Hollie adores being a mum. I think that images like this reflect a person, their family, and their love so much more than any posed ‘line-up’ shots, so I was absolutely delighted to share it with Hollie and Steve. When it received over 4,000 likes and shares on Facebook I was overwhelmed but so pleased to play a role – however small – in sharing something so natural and so normal, and something that should be accepted everywhere.
We couldn’t agree more Pippa! Having fed my boys as well, its such a beautiful moment, over and over to have with your child. Of course, once you’ve got the hang of it, and stopped crying that you’re doing wrong, or because you put your t shirt on the wrong way around! This could not be more of an appropriate image for normalising breastfeeding. I absolutely adore it. Thank you for sharing x
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I have a tendency to stalk Welsh photographers a little bit, so when I came across this gorgeous shot by Gareth Scanlon, I had to have it on the blog. Its so lovely, its not just the gorgeousness of the little girl, its the look on her Mummy’s face, just contented joy. Its so gentle yet full of that secure, safe and fierce love that a Mummy can give. I completely adore this. Over to Gareth to tell us a little bit about it….. Enjoy!
Cwtch of the Week: A Mother and Daughter
The Wedding was on the 13th May this year at Swansea Registrar of Births & Marriages at the Civic Centre Swansea. The couples, Tom and Natasha and their little girl, Galah-Rae, where an absolute dream to photograph. It was an absolutely beautiful day with beaming sunshine, so these photos were taken directly into the sun allowing the lovely warm tones to filter through the trees. I’m absolutely thrilled the way it came out – just love the pastel tones!
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, just looking at this makes me feel peaceful. Its just so pretty.
As a little added treat, Gareth wonderfully also sent the following image of Mother and daughter, which was just too lovely not to accompany this cwtch.
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