Wedding Day

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On December 21, 2008, Mylie and I woke up early that morning to get ready for our big day. We were to get married at Duffus Castle on this wonderful day. Our ceremony was set to start at a little before 12:00 noon. Winter Solstice will occur at 12:04 during our ceremony and the sun will set at around 4:30pm. With the sun already hanging low in the sky we made our way to the castle.

Duffus Castle, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland, was a motte-and-bailey castle (one of the oldest mottes in Scotland) and was in use from c.1140 to 1705. At the time of its establishment, it was one of the most secure fortifications in Scotland. At the death of the 2nd Lord Duffus in 1705, the castle had become totally unsuitable as a dwelling and so was abandoned.

The name of Duffus (pronounced DUFF’-US) derives from the lands of Duffus in Morayshire, Scotland. The Name is a compilation of two Gaelic words, dubh and uisg, meaning “darkwater” or “blackwater”. At one time, the region was below sea-level and the Loch of Spynie and stagnant pools of water were a conspicuous feature of the area.

We arrived at the castle and we parked a fair distance due to the motte. As you saw in the video above, as we walked towards the castle we were met with the sound of bagpipes. This was an unexpected surprise from our new found friends Angie, Will and Jackie.
Angie performed the ceremony and Will took care of the details on site and the wedding dinner, which he cooked and it was simply amazing – but I will talk about that later.

It is hard for me to put to words how amazing the things Angie and Will did to make our ceremony beyond perfect. All I can say is that they had no limits to what they would do to make sure our ceremony -before, during and after – would not be out done by anything in this world.

Even after a full day of setting up and performing the ceremony they rushed to their home and prepared a Scottish dinner for us. (You can see the meal in the slide show below) They cooked vegetarian haggis, neps and tatties, the most amazing gravy I have ever had the pleasure of putting on my taste buds and so much more. They left no stone unturned to make us comfortable and happy. Mylie and I are very blessed to have met them and to have them perform our wedding ceremony. If you are getting married I highly recommend them – check out their website – ‘Getting Married in Scotland?

With the video above and the slide show below it would be overkill to revisit the finer details in text form but I will be putting a photo book together soon for family and friends -if you want one, let me know.

And now for the epically cheese-y but fantastically beautiful photo slide show – Enjoy!!

If you can not view the videos above, please visit our YouTube page to watch the videos.

Comments
  • Sarah1

    May 30, 2009

    Oh, it is beautiful. Reminds me of my own wedding recently. Wish you a long lasting marriage.

    Reply
    • Jason Bayless2

      May 31, 2009

      Thank you very much, Sarah.

      Congrats on your recent wedding.

      Reply
  • mom3

    January 18, 2009

    mom is here with us (dwight n linda) and she is crying happy tears… so much love and emotion….
    much love forever mom

    Reply
  • Aunt Kym Lovell4

    January 17, 2009

    Congrats to you and your new husband
    The picture’s look’d awesome,, You look so much like your mother, Sweety
    Hope you have a long and blessed marriage, May God Bless

    Reply
  • Cho Mama5

    January 15, 2009

    It looks colder than a witch’s titty in Scottland. Just watching that video made me have wooden nipples!

    Reply
  • Heather Hilsabeck (Perdue)7

    January 14, 2009

    OMG! You are a Super Star. I just got in touch with Jennifer Galbreath and she said you just got married! I’m getting married this Saturday. Congrats to you and ALL your success…..and just think Weatherford High School thought you were going no where. Talked to Leslie about a year ago, he’s looking just like he did in back in the day. Wishing you many blessings for you and your beautiful wife.

    Reply
  • Jen M8

    January 6, 2009

    You’re welcome. The video worked this time, and I have to say that was a lovely ceremony.

    Reply
  • fran perez9

    January 5, 2009

    congrats on your marrige pic. was nice scottland is beuatiful please when you come back in taco bell your nexy meal is on me your wedding gift you and your lovely wife please always take care of her

    Reply
  • Jen M10

    January 5, 2009

    Congratulations to both of you!!
    I hope you have many happy and successful years of marriage.

    I wish I could watch the entire video, but it won’t play all the way through. Oh well, at least the pictures look great.

    Reply
  • jaosn simms11

    January 5, 2009

    looks like u found true happiness in your life congradulations

    Reply

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