June 8, 2005
Blake and Kristen's Wedding
And now a post from my lovely wife Jody:
Here are some pictures from Blake’s, Phil's brother's,
wedding that took place on Sunday of Memorial weekend.
Phil stood up for him and PJ was the ring bearer.
To celebrate their heritages, the wedding had Scottish
and Irish influences -- Scottish for the name Hunter
(although Phil's family is really more Norwegian than
anything else) and Irish for Kristen’s, the bride's
family, the O'Herron's.
The men in the wedding party wore kilts -- the groom,
Phil, their brother Brett, their friend Scott, the
bride's brother Sean, and PJ. Phil and his brothers wore
the Hunter plaid fabric (tartan), PJ wore the
"Blackwatch" tartan, the bride's brother wore the
ancient Irish plaid called “All Ireland Blue” and
Scott wore the more recent Irish plaid called “Irish National.”
There was a bagpiper who played during the ceremony dressed
in his own national fabric.
The men were also decked out with all of the
accessories too -- including the little "purse-like"
bag called a sporran (Phil doesn’t like me calling it a purse).
Blake and Kristen made PJ a sporran out of a coin purse with a lion’s
face and glued ribbon on it so it could hang around his
waist. They had the little colored flag elastic
things to go around their legs to hold up their socks.
They had a large pin to hold the kilts together at the hemline.
And all (except PJ) had a fake knife tucked
into their socks.
Kristen, the bride (smart, funny and creative—a sewer,
photographer, scrapbooker!!) wore a vintage-looking gown and
her hair was worn in a 40s-inspired “Up-Do”. She had a scarve, made out
of the same Irish national tartan as her brother wore, pinned to her wedding dress.
As you can see from the photos, she carried herself with elegance
and appeared as if she stepped out of a wedding photo from another era.
PJ did a great job of ringbearing given his age. He
did proceed walking by himself while holding onto Phil's
hand. But as you could sort of see in one of the
pictures he appeared as if he wanted to bury his head
in his arm. He was a total Daddy's boy that weekend,
so he didn't sit with me, but wanted to stand up on
the steps with Phil. He was a little distracting
throughout the ceremony as he played the up-down game
-- repeatedly standing up and sitting down on the
steps and laughing. For a while he stood on the step
right below Blake and dinked around. Several people
said afterwards they weren't sure if he was going to
reach up and pull on Blake's kilt. When people
clapped at the end of the ceremony he got a big smile
and clapped too. He probably thought the applause was
The flower girl was Kristen's niece Miaraed (pronounced
like Parade). She wore a fairy outfit to represent
the whimsy of Irish/Scottish culture. PJ, with his
name of Philip John, the sixth Philip in the Hunter
family, represented the past and future of family (they
had a lot of neat details in the ceremony like this).
Miaraed is adorable and smart way beyond her years. She
was a little girl, but at the same time reminded me of
a wise old woman - one of those people with a very old
soul born into their bodies. She went and sat with
her Grandmother during the service, otherwise I think
she would have performed an interpretive dance
throughout the ceremony with the two roses she was
That's about it. We had a great time. There was a
brunch afterwards with great food and desserts (including
Scottish shortbread cookies). I am really lucky
with the sister and brother-in-laws I have.
PJ's friend Faith loves "Danny Boy" (inside joke) (sorry Bob)
And now a bunch o' pics!:
PJ had a special song sung just for him! (He liked the guitar playing - he played better than Dad!)
Why yes that is a flask of Glenfiddich, thank you very much! And yes, it really does make the perfect Father's Day gift...
Boyz in Da Kilts - The Lady's seem to dig it...
and now....here he is...PJ!
Whew! Oh and you can call me sporran a purse all ye want Misses! I can fit a diaper in there...
Posted by hunte046 at June 8, 2005 8:42 PM
Aw you guys, this is a great post! Thank you for writing it! And thank you for putting up with all of our costuming!! You really looked fantastic. I'm so glad you had a good time.
Great pix guys. We had a really nice time.
Stumbled upon this post while looking for wedding sites... Had to comment: it's awesome!
Congratulations guys! - You all looked lovely and the wedding venue looked great. I can't resist men in kilts!
PS: What a cute little page boy!
Scottish weddings are awesome. Love the kilts! Looks like you made some great memories on your wedding day.
Great photographs especially of the children. Particularly The little guy in his kilt. i Always a shame when people "ban" kids from weddings, which seems to happen surprisingly often these days.
Wow! I like Blake's attire. By the way congrats to both of you BLAKE AND KRISTEN. Have a happy life forever...
Congrats, the wedding looks beautiful. I am shooting a wedding with kilts next month, I can't wait
Congratulations guys! Love the images and the day looks like a fabulous celebration. Awesome memories to preview in the future. Cheers guys
Kilts! I love it! Congrats to you guys and thanks for posting great pics! I bet the bagpipes were great too... ;)
Awesome, Congrats guys.. I love your costume.
Congrats guys, looks like you had an amazing day, love the photos
I love the tartan! Does it have a name? Is it a family tartan? Could you please let us know. Thanks.
That little guy in the kilt with his sporran is just too cute!
seeing guys wore skirts are awkward to us since our mind was condition that guys do wear pants only upon seeing the photos to be honest makes me laugh, my apology, I know it's your culture
Nice job on these photos - What camera and lens combinations did you use?
I like the dress of the groom and the place is very romantic. I am also having fun with the photo of the child. How cute. Congratulations to the couple and stay happy as what was expressed in the photos.
This is a first one that crafted me sigh with alleviation. Posting something of your for the world to observe is a very particular business. I suppose that when the blog feels directly to you, then it is right for the world.
My fiance is Scottish and wants to wear a kilt for our wedding which is due in May. He says all his male relatives from Scotland that we invited to our wedding here in Toronto will be wearing kilts too. While I personally don't mind, and find that men look great and funny in skirts, my parents who are half Jewish do object. I'll show your pictures to my parents, hope they'll understand that tradition is important and does look great!
I would have to agree, but can you tell me more on this?
I would have to agree, but can you tell me more on this?
It is great you guys included Irish and Scottish heritage into your wedding. Every wedding should have some point of difference or theme to make it more memorable...
Congrats - Weddings are great - hope no one forgot about the stag do :)
Don't forget the anniversary flowers!!
Luna love it,sweet couple!
Loving the wedding dress!
Congrats on not forgetting and honoring your heritage and traditions on such a special (actually once in a life time if you're lucky :) occasion. All the best for you two :)
Great photos loving the kilts and tartan
Looks like a lovely day. I'm hoping we have a great day without any issues when we finally get married.
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