Today is an unusual day in many ways.
Firstly, it's my sixth wedding of 2017, and the third in which I have an official role. That's more weddings - of any type - than I've ever before had in the same year.
More interestingly, it is one that has oodles of connections...
I was approached by this couple, who belong to a Baptist church in Derby, because they are both Scots and wished to marry in Scotland. They were put in touch with me as a 'tame' minister by their minister, who knew of me both via a mutual friend, and because one of my predecessors is also one of hers... Then, by total fluke, we had a young woman come along to church last week whose home church is the church where said minister and mutual friend met... Proof, were it needed, of how small the world is.
So today, I'm responsible for all the legality of the marriage in a service carefully crafted by my colleague in conversation with the couple, and it will be really lovely, and as unique as those taking part.
Every blessing to A&A on your special day, and to R as she guides them through the ceremony.