The 4th of July Wedding
By Teresa Cefa
4th July Independence day had a special meaning for Kerri Gallimore and Robert Brown who decided to give up their Independence and become man and wife at the Fairmont Holiday Village.
Kerri and Rob from the Isle of Man decided to make it a week long party by having all their guests stay at the same hotel.
Friday the 4th of July saw temperatures going over 100 degrees but that did not deter the bridal party from enjoying a Traditional Turkish bath before the wedding preparations started. Kerri along with her Bridesmaids Leanne Corlett, Diane Volante, Emma Leyton and Maid of Honour Kelly Baily spent the morning at Olive Paradise hotel being pampered before returning to Fairmont to begin the bridal hair and make up. The boys who did not want to be left out waited for the girls to come back before they went for their Traditional Turkish bath.
Danny from Tartan Heart photography was going back and forwards capturing those all important moments prior to the ceremony.
5pm and Ceremony time the guests were all seated and Rob was waiting for his Bride to be who was walked down the aisle by her young cousin Josh. The Ceremony was performed by Marion Stuart. After the ceremony the guests were treated to a signature cocktail aptly named Kerob before sitting down to a traditional Turkish meal and lots of drinks.
After the speeches it was first dance time and the Bride and Groom took to the dance floor and were quickly joined by the rest of the bridal party. The guests looked on as the bridal party joined hands and made a massive leap into the swimming pool to cool down.
The happy couple will stay at the Fairmont for their honeymoon before returning back to the Isle of Man.
The entertainment for the night was performed by Lucy winter who appeared on the UK version of the Voice and she had everyone up dancing well into the early hours before she jumped into the pool to cool down.