It’s a Family Affair
I have been photographing Rorie, Charlene and John’s son since his Naming Ceremony so I was delighted when Charlene and John booked me to capture their wedding for them. I also captured John’s youngest sisters wedding and his brother-in-law’s mum’s wedding. You could say I’m becoming the family photographer!
Cinderella you shall go to the wedding!
Charlene got ready at the lovely Banner’s House Hotel in Markinch. With her mum and bridesmaid Carissa (who was a total star by the way!).
Her bouquet was full of beautiful roses and summer flowers including my faves peonies. It smelt as gorgeous as it looked and was created by the incredibly talented Wedding Florist. It was a perfect complement to Charlene’s dress with all its intricate lace detail from Innate Bridals in Dundee.
There was something missing though…in all the excitement of getting ready Charlene had forgotten to pack one rather essential item of her outfit. Her wedding shoes. Luckily she had a knight in shining armour in the form of her soon to be brother-in-law Graeme. He dashed off back to her house to pick them up for her. Proving his ‘best man’ credentials!
The ceremony and reception were held at the Gilvenbank Hotel in Glenrothes. It was here I found the rather nervous Groom along with his two best men. His brother and his son Callum. All looking super smart in their kilts from The Kilt Company.
When the bride arrived her Dad, who is normally wheelchair bound, walked her down the aisle. There weren’t many dry eyes left in the room after that.
The celebrant Lorna Finlay conducted Charlene and John’s wedding, having previously been the celebrant at Rorie’s Naming Ceremony (see once this family like you…).
The couple had put their own personal spin on the ceremony including red Aftershock in the quaich! John only managed a few sips before Charlene necked the rest (probably because she was thirsty in all that heat – ahem).
When I’d met with Charlene and John at their consultation their one request was no cheesy pictures (see what I did there!). So I kept their formal pictures nice and natural.
It was also the day that England was playing Sweden for a place in the world cup semi-final and so John was very keen to finish the photos and cheer on Sweden (only I, an English photographer could end up at a Fife wedding on the day of such an important footy match! Still, I had the last laugh when England won. Until they had the last laugh when Croatia knocked us out of the Semis a few days later. Ho Hum).
We had also planned to get some family pictures with Rorie and Calum, especially as Rorie looked so cute in his matching kilt. But he’d been ill the week before and coupled with the extremely hot temperatures the wee fella was a bit overwhelmed by it all. I did still manage to catch a super cute snuggle with his mummy.
Dance the night away
After the speeches and meal, it was time to cut the cake and get their dancing shoes on.
As I left classic 90’s tunes were filling the dance floor and the bar was running dry of red aftershock. The true signs of a good party!
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Hunter xox