The locals gathered at the gates of the Castle for a glimpse of
the bride arriving in her horse drawn charabanc. The rousing lilt
of the bagpipes captured the importance of the occasion. It was
a ceremony to be forever remembered followed by a champagne reception
in the historic moat surrounded grounds of the Castle.
Nearby, at the sea fronted Victoria Hotel,
final preparations for the banquet were ongoing. As the staff
arranged to greet the wedding
party, who were being piped through the small island town, after
visiting selected beauty spots to produce a memorable wedding
album, the married couple's charabanc finally drew up at
the hotel entrance to be greeted by the skirl of the bagpipes.
Now it was time to party.
The room where the celebration would take place was tastefully
arranged to match the culinary delights that would adorn the dining
tables. The time had arrived for the groom and best man to display
their verbal skills with a quiet thanks to the Master of Ceremony
for nursing their tension during the well received celebration dinner.
In keeping with tradition, hearty cheers filled the room as charged
glasses lifted to the well delivered speeches. No more nerves. It
was onto the floor for a lively jig accompanied by the local ceilidh