Every picture a story: The Ceremony / by Joshua Tomalin

I've photographed a lot of ceremonies but it was a first when Alice and Grant asked to me to photograph a Chinese tea ceremony. It was a perfect way to start their very individual wedding day and I loved the blending of tradition and 'let's-do-this-our-way'.

It is an intimate and solemn moment but the smile on Alice's mum's face lightens the mood. It is the type of memory that only a documentary wedding photographer can create.