Sunday, 30 June 2013

Church on Sunday...

Well more accurately 'Church on Saturday' as that's where we were for the marriage of our French neighbour's daughter Gina.yesterday,here in Barrou. It was interesting to experience the difference between the French ceremony and what we were more accustomed to. The bride marched up the aisle to  Seal's version the Curtis Mayfield  song 'It's alright' with the guests clapping along - quite uplifting actually - almost gospelesque!

The vows and exchange of rings were done to the backdrop of 'Loving you' by Minnie Riperton                                        

They left the church, with Joan watching over them, to Rolling Stones' 'You can't always get what you want' (?) which I thought was an odd choice as I assume they just had!Gina and her new husband Olivier are both members of the 'Compagnons du Tour de France' and fellow members gave them a guard of honour.

Our little church was looking great for the occasion and it was good to see it full.


Or should that be headnote? There were only two ladies with hats on - one a charming English lady who is married to a local Frenchman. She didn't want to miss the opportunity!

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