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A winning wedding combo (Rousse)

MSB and I were famous: she for her fabulous gown designs; I for my witty wedding speeches. Whether or not they were our clients, brides-to-be queued for hours for autographs and selfies with us. They were terribly excited at the … Continue reading

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Toby the splint boy (Belle)

I was changing clothes on the Wedding Express train when I read the headline: “Toby the splint-boy dead” Although I couldn’t remember who Toby the splint-boy was, I realised the whole nation would mourn.

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A PhD bigamist (Rousse)

I married one of my PhD students in a secret ceremony. Indeed it was so secret that I didn’t even attend the wedding. Several years later I was finally facing up to this misdemenour. Soon I would confess all to … Continue reading

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A hairy bridesmaid (Rousse)

I was honoured to have been asked to serve as one of JA’s bridesmaids, even though the only part that I had played in her life was to introduce her to some external work contacts and help her secure her … Continue reading

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Second wedding wildlife (Rousse)

The bride wore a bizarre blue patterned lawn cotton gown, as did her chief bridesmaid daughter. Two of her three sons, dressed in black suits, vied for the role of best man. This all seemed pretty pointless to me since … Continue reading

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Alternative wedding activities (Rousse)

As the guests arrived for my sister J’s wedding, I chatted to my young cousins in the kitchen. This was more interesting than making small talk with middle-aged men in dark suits. I also wanted to avoid getting into arguments … Continue reading

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Late news of an elopement (Rousse)

A was in town with fiancée number 4. With a claim that they were eloping, they announced that their wedding was on Thursday. HW was agog as she admired the engagement ring, but she would have known all about A’s … Continue reading

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