Sunday, September 10, 2006

All the women wanted to know who the guy in the kilt was, and the bride wore crocs

It wasn't Ewan McGregor, but we couldn't take our eyes off him regardless. Is there anything lovelier than a man in a kilt?

He was all the buzz amongst the x-chromosomes at the wedding yesterday. I couldn't even tell you if he was particularly good looking, but he did cut a magnificent figure in a gorgeous soft-green and grey tartan kilt with cream-coloured knee-high stockings. And his sporran was enormous.

Perhaps if he had been wearing a suit, we wouldn't even have noticed him, although he did have a lovely shaved head and that would have caught my attention. All I know is that kilt raised some blood pressures at our table.

He sat behind us at the church so I didn't even notice him until we stood up to watch the newly-minted couple leave, but during the ceremony I was mesmerized by the lady in front of us. She had the most amazing hair!

The fellow from whom we have been renting a cottage the past few summers has similar hair; it's very curly but it's always dead flat in the back. We refer to this as Roland hair. Well, this lady didn't just have Roland hair. Her hair wasn't just flat at the back, but she actually had a big divot scooped out of the back of her hair . I could not take my eyes off it.

And then my prayers were answered when she was seated at out table at the reception! She turned out to be a lovely woman who was married to the best man. She had their little son with her at the ceremony and her adolescent daughter was also in the wedding party, so I think she did not have a lot of time to spend on herself. I will always remember her hair very fondly, though.

I have always considered the bride to be a very clever, very sassy individual, but my admiration for her skyrocketed when she showed me her footwear at the reception. She was wearing a regular bride uniform, you know, strapless white gown with buttons down the back and that train thingy dragging across the floor behind her, but when she lifted the hem of her dress slightly to show me her shoes, she was wearing a pair of white crocs! None of this "oh my feet are killing me" bridal woes for her!

Hats off to you, Jamie! You are a truly unique person and I think you have found someone who shares your wicked sense of humour.

Bless you, Jamie and Jim. May you have many years ahead of you of perpetrating pranks and snickering about them over dinner.

29 comments:

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i loved this post, especially as it started off with kilts and ewan. i think i need to change my screensaver to a boy in a kilt..

what an awesome wedding.

Rositta said...

I love Crocs, the are the most comfortable things I have ever had on my feet. Too bad I cant wear them all winter though, too slippy. Also love men in kilts.

SlayGirl said...

I like that second picture. I have also always liked men in kilts too, possibly because I am half scottish but I believe we should not overanalyze things we like. Just like em'. The guy in the second pic is smokin' hot as well so that helps.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oooo that's a good idea, 668! A boy in a kilt screensaver. I have a "do not taunt happy fun possum" screensaver at home, compliments of my daughter's twsited mind, and a picture of me getting a big hug from George S at work.
It was a great wedding - very unpretentious and lovely.

I've never actually tried crocs, Rositta. No good in the snow then?
That's a shame.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hi Slaygirl, welcome!
I don't know who that unidentified second kilt-wearing man is, but agree that he is lovely.
Glad you enjoyed the photos!

kees said...

I love it! Kilt lust, fantastic. 'His sporran was enormous' brilliant. Anyone find out what he was wearing underneath? Was he entirely in keeping with tradition? Teehee!

Glad you had a good time, they sound like a great couple.

Allison said...

Oh Kilts...been too many a Scottish wedding (my mother is Scottish)...I also own one too many kilts ;)

Sounds like a fun wedding, and a non fussy bride, can't beat that. What's the point of killing yourself in heels when you can wear some comfortable?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We actually did not stay very late at the wedding, Kees, being an extremely old couple, but at the time of our departure, no determination of authenticity of kilt-wearing tradition had as yet been determined. I'm not sure what happened after we left, however.

So you are not a big kilt fan, then Allison? I can't imagine ever tiring of seeing a man in a kilt, but...
Jamie was the most unbridezilla-like bride I have ever encountered. She's great and the wedding was so refreshing and fun because of her great attitude.

Jas Bhambra said...

He sure looked hot in his kilt, didn't he. No wonder my headache isn't going away because of the raised blood pressure all day yesterday! :)

Ruhee said...

Maybe I will get married in monochrome white Converse!! Ha ha ha.

I like kilts too, just like everyone else who has commented so far :D

mellowlee said...

Glad you had such a great time at the wedding. Just A Cool Cat went to a wedding recently that sounded like something out of a twisted movie.
I really love your description of the bride. Congrats to the bride and groom! YAY awesome weddings! Yay kilts! Yay awesome hair! Yay Barbara :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

haha Jas! High blood pressure due to kilt proximity! That's a new one for the medical text books!

I think kilt-loving is definitely winning out here, Ruhee, but I notice the men are not commenting. Not that I blame them.
I would expect you to wear white Converse at your wedding. With a Sloan belt of course.

Oh it was fun, Mel. I hadn't been to a wedding in ages.
I'll have to go read Justa's experiences.

mellowlee said...

K, JACC's wedding post was on Friday It's funny :D

Deb said...

Sounds like you had a nice time.

I love that second picture. I've noticed a few fellows around here lately who work for a handyman service called "Men In Kilts". They wear their kilts as they work and their t-shirts all reveal their slogan of "no peeking". They're a hoot!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Mel, I'll check it out.

I always have some home repairs that need doing, Deb. That phone number was?

Will said...

Has been so long since I've been to a wedding. You described it with real wit and just the right (small) amount of sentimentality.

Barbara said...

Men in kilts... mmmmmm.
If Graham and I had ever tied the knot he would have worn a kilt and I would have worn a matching tartan dress. I still have that Tartan. His Mum gave it to me.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will, you are the bravest man I know. You are the only man to have ventured into this post and I salute you for it.
It was ages since I was at a wedding as well - all our friends are now getting divorced haha.

A tartan wedding dress, Barbara W - that would be quite cool and different from the standard bride uniform, except in Scotland, I guess.

phlegmfatale said...

Good googly moogly! I sort of drowsily drifted in here but 2 pics of shirtless kilted man-critters and I'm officially awake. What's funny is I'm so jaded that hardly anything stirs me up these days, but those pic made my heart go pitter-pat.

The wedding sounds like it was loverly.

Will said...

Come on, men ... venture into this post !

Will said...

I have a friend who wears a kilt ... maybe that's what gave me the strength to comment.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

OMG.. men in kilts home repair is BC based! i think i know what i'm asking for my birthday...:)

Barbara said...

I want a handy man in a kilt for christmas... and that's all I want.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

So glad I could pimp for you, Phlegmfatale! Better than coffee?

I think that you are just unafraid of hormone-laden women, Will, bless you.

668 and Barbara W - start making your wish lists and distribute them to your families before they buy you some crap you don't want.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness...

Never been a big fan of Ewan's (other than Trainspotting and Shallow Grave) but hot damn Barbara B. I didn't even read the post until later. I just stared at the picture for a couple of hours this morning, pausing occasionally to wipe the drool.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Trainspotting and Shallow Grave were the best Ewan films, Karen - not so good since then, especially as he has made some real stinkers (Star Wars, I'm looking at you).
I hope you didn't short out your keyboard with all the drool.

tydes said...

Bizarre... I was at a wedding on Saturday night where there was a guy with a kilt on. But I know it wasn't the same wedding as I would have recognized you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Jeff, were you the guy stripping to Man, I Feel Like a Woman in the middle of the dance floor? I thought there was something familiar about him...
Was the wedding in Calgary, perchance?

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