After all the stress of organising various modes of transport and a game of accommodation Tetris to fit all their guests in, the wedding of Beth Anderson and Mark Gillard in Skerries last Friday was a huge success.
The new Mrs Gillard said: “It was absolutely magical. Everything was just perfect and we cannot believe what the Skerries folk did – they pulled out all the stops to make the day amazing.”
She added: “People who came from abroad – friends from Australia and Brazil and all over – couldn’t believe the hospitality. We had friends from Oxford who actually stood up to make a speech to say thank you. It was very emotional and beautiful.”
Everything from the food, which the bride said was “the quality of a five-star hotel – just brilliant”, to the music was excellent, not to mention the tropical weather on the day.
Mrs Gillard said this brought the only problem, however, as the roads were melting in the heat, and on the walk from her parents’ house to the church the bride’s train had to be held up for fear of it becoming a tarry mess.
The day was rounded off with a few special extras: a personal song was written for the couple by Peter Sinclair and 2007 Jarl Graham Nicolson and his two sons Scott and Jack arrived in full Viking regalia, to greet the couple as they left the church. The couple then walked a guard of honour under their axes.
Mother of the bride Bertha Anderson said the day had been “just excellent”. She said special thanks must go to everyone who helped in any way to make it run as smoothly as it did.