On Friday 13th of May, two of my favorite people up in Scotland got married after being together for 13 years.
It was a true honor for me to be invited to the wedding because it’s now 7 years since I disappeared from their everyday life when I finish my work with Stena Line and moved back to Sweden in 2009. James was once one of my fabulous chefs.
When I met the bride, Yvonne, in the end in January and asked her if she had picked her dress … she said yes and showed me on her smartphone a couple of dresses she had been looking on and one of the them stood really out, the image was from behind and when I saw it I gave a remark … to wear this dress the bride needs one serious ass. A perfect dress for J-Lo.
So I flew into Edinburgh and gave myself a 3-night treat in a very Spring-full city … did absolute nothing more than soak in the city, the sunshine … and all the amazing flowers + a little shopping. No “tourisiting” at all.
On Thursday I took the direct bus down to Stranraer … and there the sun was even warmer. Stayed with my dear friends Jimmy and Fiona, the best B&B in town.
The wedding was held in a public garden, that I didn’t know about – even if it was only around the corner from my office in Dunragit. A stunning setting for an outdoor wedding.
There were a couple of kilts … but not that many as I hoped for … and the most beautiful tartan was worn by the groom and his male troop, the Eternity tartan.
A lovely intimate ceremony with the garden pond as background, about 70 people. The weather was perfect, not to warm, but the sun was showing a friendly face. A very relaxed ceremony with laughter and big smiles.
After the ceremony was it champagne, great food, meeting people that I hadn’t seen for years … and after dinner, more people arrived for a party. During the evening, the bride came up to me … and turned her backside to me and asked; Is it serious enough???!!!. She was wearing THE dress. She carried the dress beautifully, she was ravishing … and her “ass” made it true justice. *laughing.
At midnight we all … got our lifts home and … a fantastic day had come to an end. Everything was so well planned and arranged, but the finale transport for the groom and his bride to go home wasn’t done.
James said very proudly when he booked their taxi: For Mr. and Mrs Clark.!! And that is what they are going to be …. FOREVER!!!! They are just made for each other.
Dear Yvonne and James, I’m so honored and happy that you invited me
to share your very special day, your love and your happiness. So happy that you are moored side by side under the same name: Clark!!!
“Happiness [is] only real when shared”