The Wedding

Date                Saturday 30 June 2012

 

There is not much to say about this day really other than to say the bride was beautiful, the weather ear perfect, the planning paid off and many of our and Alice and Stuart’s family and friends contributed support to make this a fantastic day.  We await the official photographs so some parts of the day are perforce missing; sorry Piper Victor, who piped Alice and I from the car to the church, your moment has yet to appear.  What photographs we have tell the story.

 

One of the flower arrangements used at the church and reception created by Heather Semken

 

After the signing of the register

 

The happy couple and the back of godfather Steve’s head

 

Arriving at the reception venue godfather Steve and Elspeth Buntings home

 

Limbering up before the wedding breakfast

 

The obligatory family group so that you can see MoB’s outfit

(Note for sailors – MoB is Mother of the Bride not Man over Board)

 

Henry, and the bride and groom – note the smart South African flag; the Union Flag is on the reverse side out of view

 

 

Steve and Elspeth’s roses were at their peak as of course was the bride

 

The cake was cut with my sword, used at the Mate and my wedding and also to cut Alice’s christening cake plus of course the odd parade and general court martial in between

 

As a complete surprise present for Stuart, and her parents, Alice played her violin in public for the first time since leaving school.  Elgar’s ‘Chanson du matin’ played superbly pointed at a great deal of secret preparation.