Glenbervie House – Lisa and Jason’s Wedding
“You don’t need to be a superhero to get the girl. The right girl will bring out the hero in you.” – Deadpool, 2016
My penultimate wedding of 2022 was a goodie. Full of fun, film references and a TikTok challenge thrown in for good measure.
Close to Home
It seems as though Lisa and Jason were always meant to be. Unbeknown to them originally, they grew up on the same street, went to the same school, and even the same place of work! Finally, they met in person via mutual friends and once they started dating in 2016 they discovered how close they had been, all their lives!
Jason adopted their sons and so for a while, Lisa was the only non-Cunningham in the family home. But she needn’t have worried, Jason always planned to propose, he’d even come up with several grand proposal ideas…but in the end, it was during lockdown that Jason surprised Lisa with a proposal as in that moment he realised what was important and how much he loved them all spending time as a family in the home they had created together.
Prep Part 1
I went to Lisa and Jason’s house where Lisa and her bride tribe were a flurry of hair and makeup activity.
Everyone was in cute satin pajamas including the flower girls and Lisa’s youngest son Zach.
Not to be outdone, Lisa’s bridesman recreated the photo with two of the bridesmaids.
Then it was off down the road to where the Groom was getting ready.
Prep Part 2
The air was less thick with hairspray and face powder here but a few nerves were starting to creep in.
Now it looks like I planned all these mirroring pictures. And I could’ve pretended I’m that good but in reality, it was a happy coincidence!
Jason sorting the tie on their oldest son Alex
Jason’s brother helping him with his.
Prep Part 3
For the final part of getting ready, Lisa and her tribe headed off in their jammies to Glenbervie House. Where her bride tribe had laid out her exquisite dress beautifully the night before.
Meanwhile, downstairs the final preparations were being made to the rooms and the Groom Squad arrived in all their finery.
I should take a moment here to discuss the weather. It had been torrential rain all the way up to the wedding day but the day of the wedding was dry. In fact, it was a balmy 17 degrees – unheard of in Scotland in November. But, as you can see from the groomslady’s dress, it was blowing an actual hoolie!
Meanwhile, the flower girls were thoroughly enjoying spying on everybody arriving.
Whilst that was keeping them amused, Lisa’s tribe was helping her to get ready.
Before Lisa’s dad got to see his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
Could he look any prouder? Father-daughter moments like these give me all the feels.
Let’s Get Married
Zach walked Lisa down the first part of the aisle to her dad.
Meanwhile, as she walked into the room I could hear Jason audibly gasp beside me at how beautiful she looked.
It was a true family affair with Lisa’s brother marrying them. The Groomslady and Zach gave readings.
Lisa’s brother did a great job marrying them. Aided by Alex queuing up the music to perfection he told their story through their love of film. I have to say it was the first time I had heard Eminem during a ceremony, but it worked.
Then whilst the bride and groom had a quaich ceremony vodka jello shots were handed out to all the guests to join them! I think Lisa and here bridesman had made the shots a little on the strong side as I actually heard a guest gag after taking their shot!!!
Lisa had told me she had bought a smoke bomb for the pictures. I’d never used one before but I was up for a go and I had a vision of the full bridal party walking in a V formation outside looking all gorgeous and moody as smoke billowed out behind them dramatically.
Well, I don’t think any of us have laughed as much. I only hope the videographer wasn’t shaking with laughter too much to be able to capture it. First of all, we couldn’t get it to go off, then it went off in half the party’s faces causing much choking and inhalation of smoke. Then the groom thought he was in a Snow Patrol video and started running around everybody with it.
Despite all that, we got some cracking shots. I am in love with this one.
Apparently, we also managed to alarm the owner of the venue, who was called by people on the neighbouring golf course to alert him to the fact that smoke appeared to be billowing from the house. Luckily the manager was able to calm him down on the phone!
Talking phones, Lisa and Jason opted for a novel take on the traditional guestbook with a vintage telephone that guests could leave audio messages on.
Despite the winds, we managed to fight our way down the beautiful driveway of Glenbervie for some bride and groom formals. Lisa’s long veil doing its very best to escape.
As you know I love a long veil, so in a more sheltered part of the grounds, I got all up close and personal with them underneath it.
And the doorway was also a good shelter from the wind.
Cake Impaling and TikTok challenges
Like the lovely flower bouquets, the stunning naked cake was made and decorated by a family friend. It looked beautiful right up until Lisa and Jason managed to impale it with the cutting sword! Luckily I caught their reaction on camera.
Then it was time for the speeches, the meal and then another first for me – a TikTok challenge in which the bride and groom had to get pictures at every guest table before the end of a song. In this case, the Benny Hill theme tune! What followed was hilarious. Did we succeed? Not quite, but on the plus side, Lisa and Jason got great photos with all the guests.
Before the evening guests arrived and the evening celebrations kicked off I got Lisa and Jason outside to take advantage of the dark evening night for a few more dramatic portraits.
Then it was time to party and this crowd was up for it. The live band were rocking and as I left the dance floor was already rammed.
I absolutely loved this wedding. Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Cunningham xXx