Day seventeen – Galway
What a wedding! What a night!
Finally I had an opportunity to get my jeans and hoodie washed as I needed to wear my dress for the wedding. The sun came out in patches which lit the church during the service and meant that I wasn’t too cold in my summer dress.
The priest gave an excellent sermon. He reminded me in looks of Bishop Mulberry from the Vicar of Dibley and he was very funny too. He opened by giving everyone the usual reminders to switch off phones etc, so when someone’s phone rang loudly in the middle of the sermon, we were all looking around to see which member of the congregation had messed up. It got a huge whoop of laughter when after several seconds of ringing, the priest finally confessed to it being his own phone that was sitting on the podium!
Ruth looked stunning and she and Séanín are perfect for each other and obviously very happy. The reception was lots of fun with great food and an excellent band. I really pushed the boat out and the sprinkler, lawn mower and shopping trolley all made an appearance. I didn’t leave the party until…
Day Eighteen – Galway
…the early hours of the morning. It was about 2am when a strange piece of music that I didn’t recognise and certainly couldn’t dance to started playing. Everyone was quiet and still so I asked Kieren what it was. He said it was the national anthem. It finished and the crowd started chanting “one more tune, on more tune”. This didn’t last long though because the lights came up and we suddenly noticed that the band had scarpered long ago! The music had been taken over by a computer well before the final song and the playlist had been exhausted!
It was at this point I knew it was time to walk back to my B&B, recover and then return that evening for the bbq. The final wedding event was an indoor affair due to appalling weather. I got to watch my first gaelic football match which I very much enjoyed whilst drinking pints of diet coke at the bar. All in all, a great wedding weekend!
Congratulations Ruth and Séanín!