My Wedding Day Diary

Sharing with you one of the best days of my life in photos

Ellen Nguyen


Me and my husband on our wedding day

If you follow my writing, you’d know I had gone through lots of emotional ups and downs before I met my husband. I had really low self-esteem and intense anxiety.

I came to England 10 years ago with literally nothing but a suitcase. My family tried hard to give me the best education, but other than that, it was all on me: to get a degree, secure a job, to build a life, and to have a future.

I did many important things right, but it took me a long time to figure out many others, including who I was and what I wanted out of life.

When I finally hit rock bottom, I realised no one would save me except for me. I had to take matters into my own hands; otherwise, that would be it. That would be my life, and I couldn’t accept that.

I thought, “If I was really that smart, this couldn’t be it.” And that was the beginning of me thinking and getting myself out of that hell hole. Looking back, it was probably the best achievement of my life.

I embarked on a journey of becoming the person I’d wanted to be. I made many drastic changes that would’ve been impossible if I hadn’t been in so much pain. And I’m grateful for that.

Today, I’m proud to say I’m that person. Sure, there’s still room for self-improvement, but I’m very happy and comfortable. I have everything my younger self would’ve wanted me to have.

The most precious thing of them all is a family of my own.

I married the love of my life a few months ago. When I walked down the aisle and saw my husband standing there looking at me with so much light and love, I couldn’t help but have the biggest grin on my face. It was like a dream, but it was all real. It’s my life now.

I want to share with you some photos from one of the best days of my life (Long post alert!) All photos are credited to Rebecca Goddard.

The morning day of

Petersham Hotel, Richmond



Ellen Nguyen

Freelance writer & digital creator | London based | Psychology BSc. Editor of, empowering women.