Reflections on a TT wedding
For some people TT 2009 is not just about bike racing. Liz and Alan from Rugby have been planning their TT wedding ever since Christmas.
It’s the kind of wedding every biker chick dreams of. Liz will arrive at the Douglas registry office in a glamorous red dress on the back of a bike ridden by a TT star. The stag and hen nights will be spent at the beer tent on the promenade and the honeymooners will be marshals for the fastest road racing circuit in the world.
Liz and Alan have alot in common!
When Liz opened her presents last Christmas she was pleased with the second hand camera her boyfriend had wrapped up for her but it wasn’t the only gift sitting under the tree. The second present, according to her husband-to-be Alan, contained an engagement ring.
“The second box I gave Liz had a ring in it. She tried the ring on every finger apart from her wedding finger. She told me it didn’t fit so I told her to put it on her wedding finger. She looked at me and said that it was bad luck to put a ring on her engagement finger. I just looked at her and she started to cry! I didn’t care where we got married as long as we got married. That was it.”
It was Liz who decided the place she wanted to tie the knot was the Isle of Man, and the time she wanted to do it was TT week.
The Happy couple
“I could have any wedding I wanted. I could have had the big white wedding in a church but I just wanted to get married here. I want there to be lots of bikes, lots of people and lots of beer! We’re going up to the registry office and then down to the beer tent where the burger vans will provide the wedding feast!”
Since Christmas there has been a lot of planning to make sure the big day goes smoothly. The bride will be picked up by one of the TT riders and be escorted to the registry office by a travelling marshal. Alan says they have been coming to the Island as marshals for years and have made a lot of friends in that time.
“The TT Marshals Association has been absolutely stunning. A lot of our friends have just organised the whole thing. There is no way we could have planned all of this without them. We haven’t really had to do much at all
The big secret of the day is which TT racer will pick up Liz to take her to the registry office. Liz says she doesn’t really mind who it is.
“I have no preferences. There are a few of the bikers I would like it to be but whoever it is the most important thing is getting there on time!”
last updated: 08/06/2009 at 11:43
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