Dave and I were married on October 11th, 2003, at the Grand Mira
Church, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dave is of Scottish ancestry
but wasn't born in Scotland, he was born in Marion Bridge Nova Scotia.
The Scottish heritage is still very strong in his family as his
grandmother speaks Gaelic. I am French Canadian and was born in Quebec
city. As far as I can go back, my family has been in Quebec since the
first French settlers.
Dave wore the traditional Modern MacLeod Tartan with MacLeod kilt pin
and brooch to hold the matching plaid draped on his shoulder. The male
attendants wore the Flower of Scotland Tartan. My dress was designed by
a local designer originally from Estonia, it was a simple but yet
elegant white dress. Rings by Walker Metalsmiths. My bouquet was made up
of 4 dozens tightly packed red black roses. Dave had one of my roses in
his boutonniere with two thistles. We had beautiful traditional Scottish
music during the Catholic Church service with a live pianist and
violinist. Outside the Church we had a live piper who played as our
guests arrived and piped the wedding party in and the bride and groom
out. Our furry 11 years old daughter also attended, her name is Chinook
and she is a Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute cross.