On Saturday 15th May, Tim Cortis and Claire Smith were married in the church. They had decided to go ahead with their wedding despite the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus regulations. A maximum of 50 people were allowed in the church and all the guests had to wear masks. No singing was allowed but Peter Mackay, the organist for the day, played a lovely selection of Scottish tunes during the service. This was conducted by Rev'd Canon Michael Last, Priest of the Isla Deveron group of churches, and it was his first lockdown wedding - everyone was feeling their way.
Despite all of this, the service was really lovely. The bride and bridesmaids looked beautiful, the groom and his groomsmen looked very smart in their kilts and, best of all, the weather was glorious! Lots of photos were taken outside in the spring sunshine and the party set off for their socially distanced reception at Inchberry Hall after the ceremony. I've heard from the newlyweds that this went off very well too.
We all wish the new Mr & Mrs Cortis a long and happy life together.