Friday, 2 October 2015

A Blessing for the Wedding

Some days in family life can be just magical, and this was one such day. The only downer was that some of the family could not make it due to a late minute change of time and them having to work. Daughter No2 had got married back in June, you can read about that here if you missed it, but they were wanting a church blessing as well.

It was a small ceremony, just direct family on both sides.
It was a lovely ceremony with R (nephew) doing a reading and O (niece) playing Bridge Over Trouble Water on the flute. Then it was the turn of Fifi and Bob to do their reading, they read A Lovely Love Story which you can read here if you want.

But just as they started to read Minky decided to fall off his chair and hit his head on the chair on front, so I scooped him up and took him out so he did not disturb the reading and so their mum did not miss it. After a damp cloth and a biscuit he sported a nice egg but was fine regardless.

The Minister, Fiona, did a lovely ceremony, very light hearted and fun. Then time for some photographs. There was no professional photographer, just family with phones and cameras. This led to some fun as the poor people getting their pictures taken did not know which way to look, and there was a fair amount of unintentional photobombing going on.

O despite being only fourteen did a great job of organising groups of people for the pictures and it was all very relaxed. I know the Bride and the Bridesmaids wore their dresses but it was quite informal.

with nephews and nieces

Groom's sister and family

casual with the older children

wrong time to stand in the way

the hapy couple

with Bob

we are family we can hug now

Groom's Parents

Minky was for off every chance he got

Ex huby and I

the whole group

lovely niece/aunt moment

Ex hubby and his partner

Groom's mother gains some height

Fiona the Minister gains some height

all the nephews and nieces

O getting some organised pictures

boys being boys

Fifi keeping Minky amused

So after the photos were over we all piled into the cars and headed to The Bothwell Golf Club for a meal. Very nice it was too, a big back room to ourselves meaning we could make all the noise we wanted and not worry about others.

at the Bothwell Golf Club
Like all good places that welcome children there was colouring to be done, thought Minky spent most of the time emptying the box and crayons and using it to play peek a boo.

Dinky doing some colouring

After the meal the boys were typical boys play fighting on the floor and generally keeping themselves amused. Dinky was very cute as she kept going over to R who had to stop his play fighting give her a cuddle at which point she would giggle and run back to her mum and then do it all over again.

Back when they had the wedding I had brought the top layer of the cake up the road as it had not been cut and it was placed in the freezer as was the next day. It was brought along to be eaten and very nice it was too.

top layer of wedding cake 

Daughter had also brought along some Tunnock's Tea Cakes, well the factory is just round the corner so why not?  This led to a lot of light hearted bantering over the correct way to eat one. My Ex just bit into it as was, this led to all us woman saying no you turn it upside down and eat the biscuit bit first, then eat the mallow and lastly the chocolate. The men all disagreed and said you just bite them. This conversation then led onto eating Jaffa cakes, most of us woman agreeing upside down biscuit first then the orangy bit and chocolate. How do you eat your tea cakes? 

It was a lovely day, fab company, so relaxed and informal with much conversation and laughter going on. All the children were so well behaved and a pleasure to have there. Daughter went away with the children about 7pm, and the group wound down and the rest of us left for about 8pm. But as the happy couple and my ex and his girlfriend were staying in a hotel just round the corner from our B&B we all went back to their for a few more drinks and more conversation, We left them too it at about 11pm. 

The Freerange Family


  1. Looks like a wonderful day. You all look lovely!

    1. it was a wonderful day, lots of family love was felt.

  2. Aw how lovely, beautiful photos, everyone looks so happy!! #magicmoments

    1. it truly was a beautiful day, and the weather was kind to us as well.

  3. Looks like such a simple and relaxed day. Yet still so beautiful sharing id with those closest to you! #magicmoments

    1. it was a much more relaxed day then the wedding was, and was lovely to be part of.

  4. What a beautiful day! The happiness and enjoyment shows in your pictures on what is such a special occasion! Thankyou so much for sharing this with me on #busydoinglife


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