Norwood Hall Wedding / Stephanie + Adam
So having recovered from falling ill at the previous wedding I asked Jim Wedderburn to assist during the ceremony just as a backup - got to be super cautious when it comes to covering a non-repeatable event like a wedding.
Thankfully I felt fine all day, and what a day it was. Such a good laugh in the morning with both the guys and gals during the preps. Adam shares my sense of humour, so even if we didn't get a chance to meet properly before the big day we had a hoot doing our Scarface impressions!
Once again we had Julia Stronach in charge of the bride's make-up. She has a knack for enhancing someone's features, bringing out their natural beauty. I knew Stephanie was going to make a beautiful bride from the moment I met her - big blue eyes, great smile, glowing skin.
At the Chapel of Garioch church grounds Adam was excitedly walking around greeting his wedding guests. This guy wasn't nervous, he was having a blast - savouring the day. And then the heavens opened. A lot. So the umbrella's were dispatched for the arrival of the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and finally Steph with her dad. It might have been the middle of a downpour, but that didn't bother our bride. Her infectious smile shined from under the brolly and suddenly the weather just didn't matter.
My highlight from the ceremony has to be during the vows when Steph had to correct the minister with regards to Adam's middle name. Classic ice breaker moment!
With the vows and rings exchanged Adam + Stephanie are announced to us all as Mr + Mrs. Duguid! And what better way to celebrate that than by having the girl-brownies serenade our happy couple with a well rehearsed song. Pretty awesome! But with the late start and distances involved between both locations our time was going to be tight at the church grounds. So after some mingling with guests and a few snaps it was time to jump into the cars and head back to Aberdeen.
The main photoshoot happened in the grounds of Norwood Hall whilst the guests were entertained inside by singer David Flett. Credit to him for carrying on his set during the meal since we all arrived back late to Norwood. Without much warning the guests were ushered into the reception room. So cue panic stations of running around, getting everything set up for the speeches - tripods, cameras and microphones. And of course I also had to get some footage of the guests at the tables. Next time it would be nice to be kept informed by the wedding co-oridinator of things.
It was nice to share my vendor meal alongside Rhea + David from Janie Barclay Studios, always a good laugh.
For the evening entertainment there was a trio of acts. The first few songs were performed by Rachel Flett (David's wife), including the couple's first dance song, 'Home'. Following on from Rachel was our groom's dad, Tony (Montana - Scarface reference), and his bandmate. They kept the dance floor busy with various styles of music. And after I left it was handed over to a DJ to take the guests to midnight and beyond.
The day just flew by, quicker than usual! Many thanks for inviting me into your day Steph + Adam - my best wishes to you both!