On 18th September 2015 had the pleasure of conducting the wedding of a former pupil – Elaine Connor.
Told my favourite wedding story.
Many years ago a vicar and groom and best man were in the vestry prior to the wedding.
Asking what fee the vicar charged the groom was told ‘Give me what your bride is worth.’
The groom handed over a crown coin [5 shillings in old money – but about 2 weeks wages].
The wedding ceremony started and a large and heavily veiled bride almost dragged her father up the aisle in her hurry to get to the altar.
As he pronounced the couple man and wife the vicar watched as the groom gently put the bride’s veil back and tenderly kissed her.
For the first time the vicar saw the bride’s face – put his hand in his pocket and gave the groom four and sixpence change!
Well – John isn’t getting any change – not for a bride like Elaine.
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