Over the years, Tesha and Kristian knew of each other, had mutual friends, and even lived in the same borough but the two did not officially meet until 2008 while in college. Their friendship grew for four years before they officially became a couple and now they are husband and wife! Share in the joy of their gorgeous affair captured by Michael Newington Gray.
Bride: Tesha Parkinson, 31, NHS 111 Trainer
Groom: Kristian Parkinson, 31, IT Support Analyst
Photography by: Michael Newington Gray
Place of residence: London
Wedding date: 26th July 2021
Wedding location: Northbrook Park Wedding Venue, Surrey
Wedding theme/motif/inspiration: Candlelit, Warm
Honeymoon Destination: Crete, Greece
Briefly tell us about your wedding experience and how the both of you felt on your big day. Include your most memorable moment.
We both felt more nervous than we expected to feel considering that we have been together so long already and that the wedding had been postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our day was nothing short of magical and perfect, I remember just being so excited that this day was finally happening!
Our most memorable moment was the "room reveal" of the reception room. Our wedding planners Rugie and Catherine really pulled out all the stops and we were so shocked to see our vision come to life.
Wedding song, explain choice for song:
Eric Benet featuring Tamia - "Spend My Life With You"; we always knew we wanted a duet song of a man and woman singing to each other.
What are you most looking forward to as a married couple?
To be honest we have been together so long and have been living our lives as if we were already married that this question is hard to answer. It's just nice to know that we are finally OFFICIALLY married and that we can continue building our lives together and growing our young family. We are expecting our second child soon so we have fun/sleepless times ahead. We are very excited.
Advice for a Bride/Groom on their wedding day:
Keep calm, relax, do not let anything stress you. Remember to pause and embrace the day, as it does fly by so quickly. Cherish every little moment.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss!