Charismatic wedding, with
Jewish traditions, with
Gaelic psalm singing and the men in kilts.
Now, you tell me: Have you ever been to a wedding that combined all of the above?
I'm going to post a selection of photos (I did ask the Bride and Groom's permission) that will, I hope, give you a flavour of the day. The Bride is American, and the Groom is from Ness.
The couple were married under a canopy, similar to a traditional Jewish Chuppah.
They exchanged rings, and then
...the Groom may kiss the Bride
After the marriage vows had been taken, the couple were covered with a shawl whilst Pastor MacKenzie recited the Seven Blessings in Hebrew and in English.
(By the way, this pastor's name was Aaron MacKenzie. He is American and I reckon he had the perfect name for a Jewish-Scottish wedding. I was going to ask him if he'd changed his name for this day, but thought that might be a bit cheeky! I assume it is his actual name ;)
The groom placed a sash in the Campbell tartan (his tartan) on the bride.
I wished the Groom every blessing and happiness.
They are leaving tomorrow (Tuesday) for their honeymoon. Wait for it. Four months - visiting:
Er.... and I got a week in Wales???
On behalf of my Wife and I ....
(Do you have this tradition? ... the groom's speech begins with the words, 'On behalf of my WIFE and I ....' at which point everyone shouts and applauds!)
The wedding cake had such an appropriate topping: a bicycle. You would have to know the groom for it to make sense, but take it from me: there has never been a more appropriate cake topping. Evah.