Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Edinburgh Wedding Show

The Scottish Episcopal Church had a stall at the Edinburgh Wedding Show which was on out at Ingleston over the weekend. I got in trouble with my wife and one of her friends a week or so back for referring to it as the Marriage Trade Fair. Not completely inappropriate given the sorts of exhibits you could find there but the term lacks a little bit of romance.

It was a good day, all in all.

The folks involved in the Glasgow Wedding Show last year had enjoyed a marvelous time and so our expectations were understandably quite high.

I was a long day spent on our feet. Ruth Innes (Dio Edinburgh) and Jeremy Auld (Dio St Andrew's) and I were there for the better part of the day. Lorna Finlay the Communications Director for the SEC was there to help set up the stall and get us launched.

We managed to get some folks thinking about the "church component" in their wedding who had, to this point, only really given any thought to their venues and wedding fluff. We manged to link up some people to their local clergyperson.

The incredulity that some visitors expressed about the presence of the Scottish Episcopal Church at the Wedding Show was that 'good' sort of incredulity - more along the lines of 'It's good to see the Church here'.

Oh - and I did try a tiara on. It's wasn't particularly fetching and it won't happen again. I promise, Bishop!

update: Lorna Finlay has just been in touch to say that the results of the survey which Ruth Innes was taking during the day of passers-by indicate that everybody's favourite wedding hymn is


"Love Divine"

1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

How Orthodox it looks!