Photo downloaded from Marriott Dalmahoy
Just last week I was booked for a very last minute gig, which happened to be a muslim wedding.
Since I have never been at such a wedding before, I had no idea what to expect in terms of the schedule, the traditions, the setting and so on.
I filled my suitcase with everything I normally need when doing wedding magic, and with some extra things that could be useful if I was for example asked to do a stand-up act.
First of all a few words about the venue – Dalmahoy, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club 4* in Kirknewton, West Lothian. Pleaseantly located hotel and golf course west of Edinburgh. Staff members were very polite and helpful, which is of a great value to me and makes my work so much easier! The hotel,the golf courses and the park (with horses, sheep and so on) were very well kept.
Back to the wedding – there are two things which had a particular impact on my impression of the wedding:
1. Being used to the Scottish weddings where men wear kilts and women wear dresses and hats, I was mesmerized by how rich and sparkling the outfits of the guests were! Look at the bride’s dress! Now imagine how heavy it must have been with all the stones attached to the fabric 🙂
2. The second thing is the ceremony itself. I have never been invited to a wedding where the bride and the groom get married in two separate rooms. That’s right! There were two separate ceremonies, one for the bride and one for the groom. Once the ceremony with the prayers was over, once the guests congratulated and hugged each of the married people only then the couple could see each other 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed working at that wedding and would love to be a part of a similar one in the future 🙂
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Till the next time!
Radek Makar: Conjuror
Photos: Radek Makar