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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Portsmouth Wedding

On 28 August I attended the wedding in Portsmouth of my elder son Alun to his financée Trudy, with their son Jimmy in attendance. Here are some moments I captured.

"Wedding? What wedding?"

Guests start to arrive - younger son Carwyn with wife Kathryn and daughter Heledd
(not to mention the harp)

The groom attends the arrival of the bride

Jimmy witnesses the taking of the vows...

...and signing of the register...

...while Carwyn plays the harp.

"You realise this is the point of no return... are we sure we want to do this?"

"Best Man" Billybob gives moral support whilst Alun shows Trudy where to sign... he's not going to let her get away...

"How am I supposed to sign with a moulted swan's feather?"

All the kids. Jimmy is the only boy among six.

Girlie gossip in the reception, Stef and Trudy discuss their latest knitting patterns...

...and the joys of motherhood

Jimmy seems preoccupied with the trimmings...

...whilst Kathryn watches over...

...Heledd tucking into her "Eton Mess" (a concoction of raspberry, cream and meringue)

The final ritual, Alun and Trudy cut the wedding cake


Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Very very nice.

Are those all your children (and their mates) and grandchildren??!?

Lovely bride and you do have quite a nice looking family. And it looks like a good time was had by all.

Many blessings on the newlyweds, and on their son and children.

11:58 am  
Blogger simon said...

heres the point- they are a great couple, regardless of any tradition they want to follow.

full marks guys!

12:48 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Congratulations!! They are lovely, lovely photos of such a happy day.
I hope Trudy got that knitting pattern sorted out.

1:23 pm  
Anonymous May said...

Wedding photos are always so charming. Thanks for posting them.

You have beautiful grandchildren.

6:36 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Your comments on your photos are so funny....had me in stitches! Especially love the photo with all the children. Are they all your grandchildren? The bride looked beautiful, and I hope she eventually managed to sign the register with that pen!!

8:03 pm  
Blogger Maalie said...

Thank you everyone. Only Jimmy and Heledd are my grandchildren, with their dads on the left of the picture of the children. The other two pairs of little girls are the daughters of Gavin (second from right) and Billybob the best man (at the end on the right).

9:20 pm  
Blogger willow said...

What a lovely family you have. Congratulations to all!

10:18 pm  
Blogger simon said...

hey mate- where are the photos of you and the bride and groom??

10:43 pm  
Blogger Sunshine said...

adorable family... love every pic...Many congratualtons to the bride groom and family.. God bless them.

2:36 pm  
Blogger Susan said...

Wonderful wedding pictures and a beautiful bride.

11:39 pm  
Blogger Charles Gramlich said...

Looks like a great ceremony. congrats to your son and new wife, and to you.

2:22 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

How lovely. I always think it is the kids who make weddings special like this.I hope they will be happy and kind to each other.

8:19 pm  
Blogger Halfmom said...

Very fun pictures - the grandchildren are getting so grown up!! Did you get to play with them?

1:27 pm  

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