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16 October 2014

I do like to be beside the sea


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Island Wedding

Well the wedding day finally arrived. The day started calm but then there were fierce showers and a bitter wind just got stronger and stronger. At least the bride got to the Abbey dry and the bride and groom were piped down the road to the hall by the Mull & Iona Pipe Band (although the band members were struggling to control their kilts in the wind!). The groom opted not to be kilted - a wise choice given the weather conditions.
This was the first bilingual wedding I've been to. I have to admit to not being a great singer in English never mind in German!
The reception was an informal event in the village hall with a great spread of food and bi-lingual speeches followed by a ceilidh later on with yet more food and endless bottles of wine. Black Rose provided excellent music for the ceilidh and the DJ had dug deep and found an assortment of quality 80s tunes for the disco including '99 Red Balloons' by Nena in German!! A blast from the past.

MMmm not sure what is next on the social calender?


Posted on I do like to be beside the sea at 17:58

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Been there, done that and guess what..... was that soldier!! I think these bi-lingual bashes are brill it's amazing that lots of alohol(!) can actually get everyone speaking the same shingle language. As for the guests at my do well thankfully noen can really remember what was sung or even listened to. Just as well. If this carries on we'll have to get an Oktoberfest organised. Oh hodmeback.......

Scottish Soldier from Mull


Well that has calmed me down a bit, but i am still looking for a bilingual service - does anybody know anybody wha can do a service German/English? please let me know! labost@hotmail.com cheers bo

Bo Stehmeier from London




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