I got back to my cottage on
the Saturday to find that there was to be a wedding at the local kirk as
the bus had just arrived to drop of the wedding guests and there were
beautiful kimono's and chaps in kilts so obviously a wedding between Japan
and Scotland in the old kirk at St. Monans. I thought I would take
some photographs of the happy occasion just to show how the old kirk is
still used by the people in the area and also those from near and far.
As it happens a Scot,
Thomas Blake Glover, is considered to be one of the founding
fathers of modern Japan. It is good to see ties between the two countries
The wedding was performed
by the Rev. Donald MacEwan who conducted the service in both English and
The Piper and the picture on the right shows the groom center and I presume best men on
either side but don't actually know who they were.
The bride arrives
While it was nice and sunny by this time there
was a fair wind as you can see
These were just some pictures while waiting
for the wedding ceremony to end as I wasn't invited
And here was the Piper indicating that the wedding ceremony was due to finish
I'm told the minister was able to conduct the
ceremony in both English and Japanese. The Piper serenaded the wedding
guests as they departed from the back door of the church.
And here are the happy couple :-)
And now I thought I would just take a bunch of
pictures of the guests and family members
Ah! Seems to be a wee problem with the
And the picture on the right show how cold and
windy it was as the poor wee lass tries to shelter from the wind
Ah! There is that wee lass and someone seems
to have given her a cloak as it was very cold and windy albeit a
beautiful sunny day.
And the cars await the bride and groom to take
them to the reception and here are the bride and groom coming down the
steps to get to the car
And that's the bride and groom on their way
with the rest climbing the hill to get to the bus and onto the reception.
And so a most interesting
wedding and it seems that folk came from all over the world to this wee
kirk in St. Monans and I was glad the sun came out for them and wish them
every happiness and a long life together.
And it's thanks to the
staff at the Green Door Cafe in St. Monans that these pictures made it up
to the web site and here are just some of their pictures
And here is Megan Clark
Donna Thomson and Sam Linton
And not sure who this guy is :-)