In the weird space between Christmas and New Year I was kept entertained by a wee adventure involving two weddings, in two countries, in two days.
Ruthie and I were at university together, she was the year below me in hall, and kept me sane and entertained with a combination of chocolate, bodhran lessons, light-up trainers, study space, Irish dancing and general Brethren awesomeness.
On Thursday 29th December Miss Jones became Mrs Lowry, and it was such a joy to share in the day.
Here are some highlights:
- I met her husband, David, for the first time in the receiving line at the reception, but he seems like a wonderful guy! They both looked very happy, and his speech was just beautiful (Ruthie cried and the rest of us weren’t far off ourselves I think).
- As well as being generally lovely to see her get married, the great benefit of the wedding of an old university friend, is the fact that you get to see other old university friends at the same time. I flew over the evening before (an experience which probably deserves a blog post all of its own), stayed with wonderful Heather, hung out with wonderful Hannah, and got to catch up with the, also wonderful, Tom, Susie and Inga.
- We had vegetable soup, roast dinner (beef and gammon) and Pavlova for the wedding breakfast (at 5:30pm) and bacon sandwiches and a cup of tea during the evening reception.
- There was a ceilidh – which wins the award for the best one I’ve attended outside of Scotland.
- And after the wedding Hannah (because she is wonderful) drove me out to the airport hotel and I got 4 hours sleep before heading back to the airport and catching a plane home for wedding no.2.
In summary: to be continued.