Dreich, that’s the word for it – Dreich Dundee on a day in between Christmas and New Year. If you hate that kind of dead period in the year then here’s an idea – get married. Jodie, Charlie and I met on the 26th September, I remember because I had just conducted Emma and Chris’s wedding at Errol Park and arranged to meet them whilst I was in the neighbourhood. I usually meet couples I am to marry about four to five months before the big day. Even then we had a real laugh and remember leaving that meeting thinking that their wedding would be great fun. And it was.
The parts I remember from the ceremony were Jodie’s Uncle Jim’s reading which he wrote himself and was hilarious. The other was when they exchanged their promises:
Before they exchange their formal vows Jodie and Charlie would like now to share what they love about the other. I wouldn’t put the hankies away just yet.
JODIE: Today I marry my friend,
CHARLIE: The one I have laughed and cried with,
JODIE: The one I have trusted and shared with,
CHARLIE: The one I have chosen to support, encourage, and give myself to,
JODIE: through all the days given to us to share.
BOTH: I choose you today and every day.
BOTH: Today I marry the one I love.
Isn’t that just beautiful
Jodie sent me a lovely email:
‘From beginning to end Brian was supportive and enthusiastic, offering suggestions when needed and swiftly helping with any queries. We chose Brian as he took the time to make our ceremony very personal and a celebration that was true to us. On the day he created a relaxed and informal atmosphere that made it so special and unique to us as a couple. So many people have commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was. Thanks a million we couldn’t have asked for any more for our big day’