Well we have had an exciting couple of days, with Hamish marrying Cairine in the East Kirk, with a wonderful service from their Minister – David Meridith of the Smithon Free Church in Inverness – and then a great reception at the Srathpeffer pavilion.
And after the event, well some observations. When you have three sons, you imagine that its going to pretty unlikely that any of them will be married in the town where they lived and were brought up, especially when they spread their wings and head of to differing place in these isles of Britain to study and work. Charlie and Sarah had a fantastic wedding in her home town of Thame in Oxfordshire almost two years ago, so when Hamish and Cairine were engaged just before Christmas, we expected them to get married at their church in Inverness or even Glasgow. So we were kind of delighted when they said that they fancied using the East Church for the service, as its just two doors from our house, and where Charlie was baptised.
I have had great fun photographing the church over the years, and was able to undertake a special photo project during the 36 months that the Kirk was closed for a major refurbishment in 2009 to 2011, which led to an exhabition in the Courthouse, and a extensive Flickr set. So the chance to sneek my camera into the church for the wedding of our middle son to his new bride was a no brainer.
Here they are signing the register. Low light captures Cairine’s face, whilst the Minister is blurred with movement, although his smile is clear to see.
Had to be B&W. Just had to be.