Wedding photos, like engagement photos, are a gift and a curse. On one hand, you have beautifully taken professional photos that you can sprinkle across your Facebook and Instagram with captions like, “Can’t believe it’s been three months with this one!” And then on the other hand, everyone absolutely hates you for posting your overwrought photos on non-anniversaries, but you can’t just not post them, you know?
But one couple decided to flip the idea of wedding photos on their head by taking them in a different direction and being slightly inappropriate. Or hilarious. One of the two depending on how uppity you want to be about the sacredness of wedding photos.
Gareth and Toni Ferguson (be more British, you two) posted their “best photo” from the wedding on Facebook and there are several traditionalists pointing out how their “raunchy” photo is “not what wedding days are all about.” But those people suck.
Gareth further explained:
“This is by far my best photo from the wedding one that made us both laugh and we hope you can all see the funny side of it as we did. Nothing actually happend in the photo apart from the 2 mins of school girl giggling Toni Ferguson. did we wanted you to all see it as we have been approached by a magazine editor and they want to use it in some magazines. Please bare in mind this was something we both wanted to do purely for fun and a laugh.”
Have yourself a laugh, Gareth.
Since the backlash, the couple has talked to The Sun about their photo and defended it (as they should).
“People have told us it’s disgusting, that we’ve lost the plot or have missed what a wedding is supposed to be about.
Some have even called it porn. You’d think they’d never seen a willy before. We’re a couple who like to have fun and so that’s what our wedding was about. And I enjoyed that photo more than any of the others because we could be ourselves and have a laugh.
All the other photos were a bit boring and really awkward. They look so beautiful but it is weird having to stand in a line with all these people and pose and smile. Now we’ve got something for the wedding album that’ll be making us laugh for the rest of our lives and something we’ll definitely never forget.
Some stranger sent me a message after seeing the photo calling into question my mothering but if my kids see that photo when they’re older and DON’T laugh then I’ve brought them up wrong.”
God bless these two, and may they have a long and happy marriage. .