Or, in other words, T zero! It’s been a long and eventful journey up from Switzerland to Scotland, though we’ve had only a couple of minor hiccups and no real problems. I’ve been keeping a diary as we’ve been travelling but as you can imagine, I’ve more important things to think about today! I’ll post outakes when I have a little more time but I thought I’d let everyone online know how it’s going.

Yesterday’s rehearsal was so sweet; one of the most endearing moments so far was arriving at Rosslyn Chapel yesterday evening and everyone else already there waving to me as I arrived, with Jo in front of family and the rest of our immediate wedding party. It was one of those moments which stick in your mind and (as a photographer) you just wish you had a camera for! Jo was incredibly giggly and soppy as we were practising in the chapel and I really didn’t even notice the other people around in the chapel; the world seemed to contract to the priest and to Jo. I can only imagine how it will be doing the same thing when we’re there this afternoon and I hope that Jo can get through the vows without being too overcome with emotion. I know that I’ll be grinning like an idiot and I’m sure you’ll all see just how much, when you see the photos which will be coming online.

My groomsmen and I are staying in a city centre hotel about five minutes’ walk from the castle, although we haven’t seen it today and it’s not playing any part in our day. I woke up at around 7.30 this morning in the room I was sharing with Richard, to see through the gap between the curtains that the sky was blue and that it’s a warm day, against the weathermen’s predictions. Right now, Nick has arrived to start taking pictures and we’re about to have a light lunch before getting changed and then heading over to the chapel, to arrive well in advance and maintain the lovely, cool, calm atmosphere which has pervaded all morning.

5th October 2007

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