Wayne Clark and his bride Elaine Connolly were married recently in Heylipol by the Rev Robert Higham.
The couple held their afternoon reception in An Talla and later Wayne said:
”I’d like to thank Josie and her helpers for putting on such a good meal at such short notice.”
Wayne’s grandmother was born on Tiree before marrying a seriviceman and he is related to Neil ”the Beeler” Macarthur. The couple now live in Oakley, Fife, and plan to continue to visit the island as often as possible.
Adam and Sian were determined to have their wedding in Tiree where they first met.
Both have connections with Tiree surf-Adam having spent hours battling its force and Sian working as a marketing media manager for the PWA. Therefore, Crossapol beach was a most appropriate place to hold their wedding.
The weather was kind on a day when it was gusty and wet but at the allotted hour all came well, and apart from an advancing tide everything went according to plan.
Sian was piped onto the beach by Coinneach MacKinnon and her godfather, Tudor Evans, played a selection of Welsh music on the trumpet while the register was signed. The wedding ceremony was conducted by Annie Loughlin of the Humanist Society of Scotland.
Although Sian comes from south of the border, she is actually from a Welsh background, her father having played rugby for Wales and the British Lions. Her mother runs a successful rare breeds sheep farm – so it is in the blood!
A super meal followed in An Talla courtesy of Neil MacPhail and Alison Campbell who provided a magnificent starter of crab and lobster. Dolina Campbell supplied a fine main course and the pavlovas were provided by Sian’s family. Trail West provided the music for the dancing and Adam’s cousin gave a demonstration of poi – fire juggling (outside the hall!)
Everyone who visited Tiree for the wedding, especially those who golfed, windsurfed and took part in the 10k had a brilliant week end and Adam and Sian will have plenty visitors in their new home at Beachcomber. We wish them all the very best for the future.
Brian and Ann Milne