Last year I received a message from a couple in the USA, looking to get married in Millport. This seemed a little far fetched at the time, so checks were made and deposits paid before I booked them in to my wedding calendar.
It turns out that the bride, Kristen, is the daughter of a local boy and had family on the island. For Justin, it was a first time, so naturally at the first opportunity he went off to St Andrews to play golf!
Anyway, we descended on the parish church in Millport and the Garrisson for the reception, with a couple of bried trips to the beach. Although the weather was very kind to us and remained dry, the breeze was chilly.
An American wedding, from my limited experience of this one, is a much more emotional one than many of the stoic Scottish ones that I have seen, but it boils down to the same essentials; two people deeply in love, with friends and family to share a very special day. The canoes and purple haired ladies are just a bonus extra.