There had been a little bit of plotting, some match making and a lot of hoping that Hamish and Trina would hit it off. Tracey, Hamish’s sister, had thought that her friend Trina might make a good match for her brother. It took about a year for a plan to be hatched and for the two to cross paths. Hamish was sold pretty early on and agreed that he should take Trina out on a date, but it would need to be a double date. But no fuss and no expectations. As the date drew closer ‘no fuss’ turned into a hired limousine and a home cooked meal. I don’t know what Hamish cooked, but whatever it was must have been pretty spectacular because Trina came back the next day, and then the day after that. She was smitten. You can’t let a man who cooks out of your grasp, so on Saturday Trina married him. And that, my friends, is a match-making success story!
Emily and I arrived at the house where Trina was getting ready and heard the sound of the sea of little girls, inside giggling and getting ready and outside twirling and dancing around in their pretty dresses. You see, Trina loves kids and simply adores her nieces. So why just choose one or two? Why not have all of the nieces, on both her and Hamish’s sides, to be her flower girls? So they did. All 12 of them.
And it was utterly delightful!
Check out this shot on the left where they’ve all been herded onto the stairs by parents, I love their grouchy little faces!
Trina was easy going, relaxed and utterly happy.
I’m loving the audience!
Trina, you are so so pretty!
One of the things I love about kids is their honesty. I love looking through this series of images and seeing all of the different personalities, some thought the funny lady with the camera was ok, and others took a little longer to warm up….
Hamish got ready at the Old Barn, which was also where the ceremony and reception were held.
You never want to have a tummy bug, not even on a work day. You don’t want a tummy bug on your holiday. You absolutely don’t want a tummy bug on your wedding day! But Hamish did have a tummy bug, and on his wedding day, but you’d never know it! This guy was so besotted with his beautiful bride that not even a tummy bug could stop the smiles!
Like a boss, Hamish. You totally owned it.
All of the guests gathered under the oak tree behind the Old Barn and waited for the beautiful bride to arrive.
So this was the image that I loved. I blew it up huge on my screen and rejoiced at my success, then Paul walked in and I boasted at my image taking prowess. Paul said I didn’t take it at all. After some stern insisting on my part that I DID in fact take this, it was proven to be Paul’s image taking greatness that captured this after all. Then I was sad.
And while we’re at it, this was Paul’s image too.
Sometimes it can be a little bit overwhelming walking down towards a sea of people looking at you.
And then there was great gladness for the newly married Hamish and Trina!
With all of the rejoicing below, there was air show acrobatics going on up in the sky. As much as we’d like to think it was in honour of Hamish and Trina, it was actually the Classic Fighters air show.
Nina from Pink Poppie made us all go “ohhhh” and “ahhhhh” about the gorgeous flowers!
A little trip around the corner to the Malthouse and the bridal party were told to ‘own’ a piece of wall, which they did very well indeed!
And while I’d love to also claim this image, it was, in fact, Emily’s.
Hamish is a friendly and no fuss kind of a guy, who is not in anyway camera hungry. So when he sat in this dusty old building and absolutely blew us away with his modelling skills, everyone erupted. Hamish, you are seriously good at this!
Back at the Old Barn and the guests enjoy the cocktail hour and await the return of Hamish and Trina.
I loved the fact that they had provided pizza for the kids and teenagers. That would be a win. A really big win.
Did you know that the inside of the Old Barn can look like this? Aha, it’s rather spiffy wouldn’t you say?
We all know how I feel about cute kids at weddings. Somehow they draw me in with their cuteness powers.
Girls dancing at sunset. You just can’t loose.
After a change of outfit Trina and Hamish arrive back to their guests.
As the sun set I dashed inside to see if Trina and Hamish were feeling up to a quick play outside. I’m so glad they said yes!
Check out the pretty dress!
Hamish and Trina, thank you for having us as part of your amazing day! I loved the kids and the atmosphere and all of the love and laughter. We wish you guys every happiness for many decades to come!