More wedding photos

As the wedding was in February snowdrops were being used to decorate the tables, so both Jo and I were busy digging up snowdrops from our gardens and potting them up in various containers. We knew exactly how it must feel to try to get plants at their best for The Chelsea Flower Show. At one point it seemed like the snowdrops would be over and done with before we even reached the beginning of February as January was so mild. Luckily there was a cold snap which held things back a bit, but then I could envision not being able to get a garden fork through rock solid soil so I dug up lots of clumps of snowdrops from my garden and put them into the dark shed, covered with more compost. As it happens, if I had just left them in the garden until required everything would have been fine, in fact the ones that I didn’t dig up were in perfect form by the 16th. If only I had had a crystal ball. Of course because we were indoors they all closed up! I have no idea whose handbag that is in the background.


Craft breweries are all the rage at the moment and did you know that you can go along to one and create your own beer? So that’s what Duncan and Alex did, and the label is a photo of them both at the beach at Lunan Bay.

Beer bottle

They’re both keen cheese eaters so a traditional wedding cake was never going to feature at their wedding, they opted for a cheesecake. They went to a specialist cheesemonger in Edinburgh and tested out lots of different cheeses before settling on this lot, so the cutting of the cake was quite different from usual. It went like ‘snow off a dyke’ so I didn’t get to taste any which I must admit didn’t bother me too much – I prefer traditional cake!

wedding Cheese Cake
For some reason the barrel with the sheese on it was moved to more or less right in front of a load of coats, I hope the professional photographer had a better angle.
Cutting cheese cake

All aboard for The Gay Gordons!
A and D

And just in case you’re interested in what I was wearing on the bottom half of me … as you can see, I favoured boots as if the date had been anything like it was last year there would probably have been snow on the ground. As it turned out we had perfect mild weather, but I was happy in my boots.

Alex, Duncan and Katrina

10 thoughts on “More wedding photos

  1. I really like the idea of the “cheese” cake, and the picture of you and the bride and groom is just lovely. How nice that you had mild weather for the event! Are the couple going to be living close by?

    • Paula,
      Thanks. I was really worried about the weather but really it couldn’t have been better. Duncan and Alex have a flat in Edinburgh which is just about a 35 minute drive from us, so we see them regularly.

  2. Your snowdrops are gorgeous! I love the container and the moss underplanting. The wedding looks like it was lots of fun and quite unique! A real ‘cheese’ cake! Never heard of that!

    • Joan,
      I have two containers of snowdrops the same, when they stop flowering I’ll transfer them to the garden and then I’ll have to get J to drill drainage holes in the containers. I think that layers of real cheese are becoming quite popular here amongst cheese fans. The cheesemonger (Mellis) is a well known business, they have a few shops in Edinburgh and in the summer you can smell them long before you pass them!

  3. Cheese cakes are very much the ‘in’ thing – that and a traditional wedding cake sometimes replace the dessert course now. Sorry you didn’t get to try any.

    • Jo,
      I’m not a great one for fancy cheeses as I’ve yet to taste anything that I think is better than Cheddar or Wensleydale. We had cakes from a famous St Andrews bakery for the dessert and that suited me fine.

  4. The cheese cake is very pretty even it it’s not a real cake. Craft breweries are popular over here too.

    The bride’s dress is really pretty with the shading to darker colour at the bottom. And you look very nice too!

    And they danced the Gay Gordons. I learnt Scottish Country Dancing once but it’s been decades. What fun though.

    • Whispering Gums,
      I loved her dress, it’s so different from any others I’ve seen – and I’ve been glued to “Say Yes to the Dress for months now!
      We’re taught the dances in primary school, but also things like the Canadian/Virginian Barn Dance and of course Strip the Willow – another exhausting one. English guests at Scottish weddings just look on perplexed as they don’t seem to be taught any dances like that.

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