Today is my fourth wedding anniversary and Ally & Erik's wedding day. In the morning we made one last attempt to find a hair salon for Ally. Uncle Garry offered to drive us to Glasgow to get our hair done. Ally found a place in Dumfries, which is even closer than Glasgow, so Garry, Niki, Lori, and myself escorted Ally to her hair appointment.
We drove out there, got lost, had car trouble, got lost some more, and returned to Moffat with Ally's hair cemented in "loose" curls. From there I went with mom, Ally, and Sarah to get our makeup done. I got my nails touched up as well so the girls left me behind. I rushed back to the hotel after my polish changed and immediately wrecked my nails.
We got dressed and Ashley did my hair for me just in time for Anne to drive the bridesmaids to the castle where the bride was waiting calmly and gracefully. No, I'm serious.
We perfected the bride and then made our way to the room waiting for us.
The ceremony was really nice and the castle setting was beautiful. Afterwards we went outside in the pouring rain for photos, which I can't wait to see. The bride was beautiful, the groom was totally hot, and so were the bridesmaids so I have no doubt the photos will be fabulous.
After all that, we returned to the Black Bull for the reception which was super fun. I tried haggis, and was horrified to find I actually really like it. The good news is that it's no longer held together in a sheep's stomach, as there aren't enough sheep stomachs to go around.
Dinner was great and followed by some beautiful speeches. Carl stood up to make a well-intentioned speech and told everyone that it was great to be able to enjoy your brother's wife, a moment he may never live down.
The Ulmers sang their family song, which was very impressive considering it consists of only three or four words repeated, but since it was in German and so well orchestrated, it sounded pretty cool. Ally already knows the words. Actually so many people were singing along, I kind of felt left out. I think the McLeans need a family song too.