Monday, May 19, 2008

Wedding in the Lowlands of Kent

There was just a hint of the Scottish about this wedding. Both Eilidh and Andrew's families, the Beatons and the MacLeods, are originally from the Isle of Skye and, although they married in an Anglican church, St Mary the Virgin in Elham, there was definlitely an influence from north of the border.

The bridal bouquet included antique roses and, one of the symbols of Scotland, the thistle. All the floral arrangements were created by Helen Gomez.

As the Bride and Groom signed the register, Eilidh's friend Victoria sang the Robbie Burns' song, 'My Love is Like a Red Red Rose' and, when they left the church the organist played 'Scotland the Brave'.

The couple were whisked away by pony & trap and the wedding breakfast and reception was held in a marquee at Eilidh's parent's house.

After a meal that included smoked duck, salmon and bangers & mash, the Bride & Groom and their guests danced the night away to, what else, a CĂ©ilidh.

Mr & Mrs MacLeod are now honeymooning in the Highlands of Thailand.

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