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New Year Wedding

2011 December 31
by Gordon Reid

For the first time in the forty four years I have been conducting weddings, I have a wedding on New ¬†Year’s Eve (Hogmanay, to you Scotsmen out there), and after my initial surprise, I thought “What a good idea”.

The wedding begins in St Clement’s at 6.30 p.m. and, since it will be dark when it finishes, each of the guests will be furnished with sparklers and will form a line in the church garden after the service. The Bride and Groom will then leave the church and make their way out between a long line of light from the sparklers.

Their limousine will then whisk them away to a nearby hotel where their guests will join them shortly after for the wedding feast, which will last through Midnight and welcome in the New Year.

What a wonderful start to Peter and Leah’s married life, and a New Year begun for all their families and friends sharing with them in this Sacrament of love and new life.

Happy New Year to all of you too.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. stacey permalink
    December 31, 2011

    That’s a nice way to start 2012! I hope you enjoy the reception too. Happy New Year! And happy feast day (Jan 1)!

  2. January 10, 2012

    …and it will make it easy to remember their anniversary, as was the case for my parents, who were wed on Christmas Eve, 1955.

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