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Jonathan & Susan Scarr.

Weddings are such great fun. Weddings always mark a moment of reflection, be it if you are attending as a guest, or whether if you are more deeply connected to the couple. Weddings are defining, memorable, melancholic, alcoholic, touching, beautiful, romantic, traditional, unrelentingly human.

I’ve known Jon for close to four years now, spent about a year seeing him on a daily basis, as we share the same working space. We got drunk together, we’ve debated the wide, the ridiculous, the mundane over several lunch hours, and we’ve rubbed shoulders on the basketball court many a time.

I was elated, fortunate and immeasurebly humbled to have had the chance to witness Jon and Susan’s marriage. The ceremony was fantasy, it was pure bliss and it was resplesdent. We gathered, initially under the threat of a stormy afternoon, at Pettycur Beach in Kinghorn, Scotland. The jitters were not just butterflies, we were shivering a little in the breeze. As momentum built, as the witnesses arrived en masse, as we settled to the blue seats slowly sinking into the sand, the bag pipes began its rhythmic march, and as the groom and his merry ushers and his best man stood proudly, ready and waiting to receive the bride to be, we braced.

She arrived, she is beautiful, aglow in a glowing gown and then the heavens had to burst open, gracing the afternoon with warming rays of golden light. Jon shook the hand of the man who gave Susan away.

One last embrace. For me, the moment occurred right at this point of the ceremony, as Jon & Susan prepare to become Husband & Wife, I noticed Jon furrowing his brows, controlling his emotions, folding his lips and fighting to contain his tears of joy.

Jon & Susan, quite literally tie the knot, scooped soil into a common bucket of life and became Wife & Husband.

As the night worn on, I reflected over my second dinner of nips, tatties, stovies and haggis. I felt fortunate, tearful, inspired, happy and a little drunk. I thought of my life, my love, my parents, my brother, my mistakes, my triumphs, my friends, my career, my ever expanding waistland and played a love song in my head. As I watch the guests loosen their ties, discard the high heels and bust their buns on the hardwood, I broke a smile.

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You can view the entire 300 image set on my flickr account as two separate private galleries:
Part One The Ceremony ; Part Two The Reception.

Susan & Jon have embarked on a seven month long honeymoon around the round, they keep a blog.

Posted on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010. Filed under left.

11 Responses to “Jonathan & Susan Scarr.”

  1. London Eater – London food blog and restaurant reviews and restaurant guide » The Dogs, Edinburgh : Ramsden Bravura Says:

    September 6th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    […] it being holed up in a caravan park in little known Kinghorn in Scottishland. I took in a wedding, took some photographs and had literally gone to The Dogs for a swift chew in Edinburgh, which coincidentally coincided […]

  2. Susan Scarr! Says:

    July 21st, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I was googling people from work for an application form (weird, I know) and decided to google myself, just to see what happened. Well, luckily for me your blog came up on the first page and I read it for the first time. It’s really lovely, as are your comments on the day, I’m so pleaed you thought so much of it. Jon and I will be starting to do our wedding album and would be delighted if you would allow us to use some of your pictures, I think for them to be clear we may need a copy rather than take from the blog, would you be able to burn us a DVD please? See you in a few weeks!!
    Susan x

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