Needless to say the rest of yesterday’s wedding festivities were a rip roaring success, though they led to a fair few sore heads this morning. Fortunately for those of us staying at Cameron House Hotel the spa facilities were on hand to soothe the pain, and after a sauna and jacuzzi things began to look up.
The bride and groom had organised a barbecue at the rugby club in Helensburgh for those wedding guests who didn’t have to shoot off, and the turn out was predictably good. We had a fun afternoon going over the previous day’s antics and continuing the celebrations before people gradually began to drift off to the airport and train station and make their long journeys home.
Fortunately for us we’d had the foresight to book an extra night in Helensburgh so have had a leisurely evening stroll to the Wee Kelpy fish and chip shop and are now back to veg out and watch the Shawshank Redemption before bed. We may be in a Travelodge but it’s possibly the best appointed one I’ve ever stayed in, looking right out over the sea and the wild Scottish landscape. Right now I feel a million miles away from city living and (residual headache aside) I have to say it feels fantastic.
I’m writing this on the coach to my gorgeous friend Emma’s wedding reception after attending the ceremony in a beautiful church overlooking Loch Lomond in bonny (if slightly rainy) Scotland. The service was wonderful and the bride looked absolutely stunning.
It’s such an honour and a privilege to be invited to a friend’s wedding, and this one in particular was particularly special as I met Emma during my travels two years ago, not long after she had met her lovely (now) husband Harry. Emma has an effervescent and infectious personality which is why I loved her from the moment we first met, and nothing could make me happier than seeing how happy and radiant she looks today, on her wedding day. I know that she and Harry will be very happy together.
To top off an already fabulous weekend we found out on Wednesday we were being upgraded from the Travelodge to the 5* Cameron House Hotel due to an overbooking error by the Travelodge. As a result we spent this morning wandering the grounds around the loch and making full use of the leisure facilities (which, to my great delight included an impressive water slide).
Things can only get better (and probably slightly drunker) from here on in…CONGRATULATIONS GUYS, I love you loads xxxxx