Lindzi & Max's wedding at The Glen GC

02nd July 2016
In the years I've been doing wedding photography, or photography in general - going back to 1980 ish... you get a feeling for the people you're going to work for if they're going to be up for it, enjoy themselves, make the day sparkle in all the meetings and even in the way you get an email from them.
Just the way someone emails you back about the wedding that gives off that extra bit excitement, and when you meet in person there's the feeling of - this is going to be a good one.
I'm very fortunate that I get that a lot. Maybe it's the way I market GWS Photography and pull in clients, maybe people are drawn to me as I'm just a really nice guy and fun to be with - that's what my mum says.
I'm always intrigued at the other photographers I meet that tell me of how they hated last Saturday, every wedding I do is brill.

Anyway, Lindzi & Max are like that ^ , I knew all week that I was in for a blast, and going to have another fun day.
And that was underlined within 60 seconds of being at the house where the girls were getting ready.

I pulled up roughly where the house was and could hear the chatter of young kids excitedly singing and laughing so I knew where to head towards, it was indeed the house of prep.
Ruby & Maisie (just 5 years old and almost 2) stopped giggling when I walked round the corner but within a few seconds they were at it again.
Then I was told that the wedding dress had been attacked by raspberry filled fingers, Lindzi just smiled and hands up declared - "Ah , it's ok."
So there you go. 11:31 in the morning, 1 minute into my shift and the writing was on the wall - well the raspberries were on the wedding dress (actually cleaned off with a wet-wipe) that today was going to be breazy & eazy.

The morning went along just fine, half way through I nipped down the road to see Max & his groomsmen, outside drinking champers out of any cup & bowl they could find. The sun was out and blazing down on us, it was going to be hot for those guys under all that wool !

Back at the girls bit, Lindzi was almost ready for dress time, but before that we did a couple of photos of her just sitting in a chair looking at the dress, them at the camera - the usual stuff, but she made t look so effortless.

Mum & Dad then had a wee moment as the days emotions started to rise and when Lindzi came through in her dress it really set them off :) Lovely.

I then left them to it and headed for The Glen GC, where the beach wedding was getting set up.
Michael made a vain attempt to sweep up some sea weed with a plastic rake that lasted 2 minutes, but to be honest, no-one cared about seaweed.
Sheena was there to do the ceremony - we've worked together before a few times, and before too long the bridesmaids were there , just waiting on bride & dad to come along - then we were off.



Quite a quick ceremony, but still loving and happy, Max celebrating with a good old cheer at the end. We did a couple of photos with some of the family but then Lindzi & Max had asked to do a small trip in the VW camper around North Berwick & Whitekirk where the families were from. That was a fun wee tour, stopping at the "Tam Bides Here" cottage, into Whitekirk and back in to The Glen.
Once back there we were more or less straight into the wedding breakfast - well after the speeches, with Lindzi's dad starting off, then Max before handing over to the top of the bill performance by best man Michael - complete with slideshow & music.
It might have went on for a bit (for the hungry guests anyway) but it was ever so well put together and executed properly too considering :)

By the time dinner was finished, folk were in super-party mood, and the dancing had started while the cake was in the middle of the dance floor as folk couldn't wait to get going.
The cake was saved from a falling best man at one point - you're welcome - even sprained my arm on that one, but it was all in good spirits.

The official cake cutting & dancing under way, there was more high emotions as Lindzi & Dad had their father & daughter dance and Ruth tried to video it through tear filled eyes.

Before the party got too crazy, I grabbed the newly weds and drove them up to the top of the Gen for the last pictures before I headed off.
We got some lovely sunset pics to wrap up what was another amazing wedding day.

Well done to everyone there for having such a great day, it was a pleasure being with you all.

The slideshow is here as you can see, and the full portfolio is ready to be viewed now, you can even order prints direct.
https://gwsphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/lindzimax/

Here's to Max & Lindzi - the new Mr & Mrs Anderson !



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Lindzi & Max's beach wedding at The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA




The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick. Set up for wedding breakfast. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA



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VW supplied by http://www.vintagevwcampers.com/

Comments

Photo comment By Anne Morrice: What a wonderful blog Grahame, I got all teary watching, it was such a wonderful day, you captured the moments so beautifully, Lindzi & Max are having a blast in Thailand, thank you fir everything x

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