Pyewipe Lincoln Weddings Photography | Lincoln Wedding Photographer | Gemma & Kerry
This weekend I had the privilege of joining Gemma and Kerry on their wedding day at the Pywipe in Lincoln. The Pywipe Lincoln is a wonderful place for your wedding day and wedding photography. Gemma and Kerry decided they wanted their wedding photography to be very documentary style and chose to have no formal images instead opting for a completely relaxed approach capturing their day as it happened. I am so glad Gemma and Kerry chose me to be their wedding photographer it was a truly amazing day filled with friends family and love.
I will let Gemma tell you about how they got together,
“We first met around 18 years ago when we played in the same football team. We were good friends, team mates and drinking partners! Often getting into trouble together, as you do in your early twenties. In around 2005 we lost touch, and although both still lived in the same city rumour had it Gemma had moved away from the area.
Jump forward 8 years to 2013 and a budget gym on Tritton Road. I (Kerry) had now moved to Market Rasen and been living their sine 2007 and Gemma – having moved home no truth in the rumours at all, the furthest Gemma has gone was a Caravan in North Scarle!! Both having moved on in our lives, loves, losses and more significantly, both had found a common interest in fitness and running. You would imagine a happy reunion of the two good friends when in a turn of fate they both had the same routine of arriving at 630 as the gym opened, both using the far corner of the changing rooms and locker number XXX!! (depending on who arrived first). Unfortunately the reunion was a little delayed, mainly due to Gemma transforming her appearance and me practicing my resting bitch face on every available opportunity. Finally one Autumn morning Gemma plucked up the courage to enquire as to whether the miserable looking woman who kept stealing her locker and avoiding eye contact in the gym was in actual fact her old drinking buddy from the football days, And thank goodness she did! Once the shock and the embarrassment of being accosted in nothing more than a small towel had subsided, slowly but surely the friendship started to rekindle. With a drink here or lunch there, and eventually in 2016 that friendship turned into a relationship.
In August 2017 came the proposal and engagement. On a soggy, long and tiring day in Dublin I got down on one knee to ask Gemma to marry me. I had been planning to propose to Gemma a year before when as a bet with my best friend Lucy I agreed to complete in a half ironman triathlon in Dublin, on my 40th Birthday! Not that I like to put pressure on myself, but what better opportunity to show the woman I love just what I was made of, in the hope she would agree to become my wife. Lots of our friends made the trip to Ireland –only two knew the full plan, one in charge of keeping the ring safe and getting Gemma to the finish line. They did a fantastic job, especially in the horrible weather conditions. I completed the race in 7.5 hours, and she said yes…eventually!!
What do we love about each other?
Kerry: What I love about Gemma is she is kind, loving, genuine and makes me smile all the time. Gemma makes me feel loved everyday and loves me for me. She supports me no matter what, and always encourages me to be the best version of me. Someone told me once that when you find the one, you’ll just know. When Gemma and I bumped into each other again and started on this new journey together, I knew she was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I love her unconditionally, just for being her.”