Steven and Cheryl on the rocks soon after tying knot-for romantic pictures
On a rocky coast far away, beneath a sky the colour of steel, her wedding dress looked shockingly white as the wind whipped up the restless ocean and the vows were read.
It was like a scene from a fantasy legend, but it was actually one of the smallest weddings anyone could imagine — say hello to Steven and Cheryl Whyte.
Steven, 38, is from Craigiebank in Dundee and he’d be the first to admit his initial encounter with Cheryl Smith, 33, could have gone better.
He’s a mental health nurse at Murray Royal and Cheryl, who hails from Surrey but moved to Blairgowrie when she was 16, is a staff nurse at Ninewells Hospital.
They first met when mutual friends Scott and Vicki Dunbar invited them to their Dura Street home to watch Andy Murray playing at Wimbledon.
“First impressions weren’t stellar,” said Cheryl.
“He was a bit laddish, to be honest. And then we got into an argument about Andy Murray.”
Steven’s first impressions were rather different, however. “She was hot,” said Steven. About six months later, they ran into one another, this time at a christening and Steven caught Cheryl’s eye.
They seem to be a couple who live in the moment, because by Christmas they were together and hopelessly in love.