I have known Craig for over twenty years as we went to the same school, Alsager Comprehensive, where I was in the year above Craig & we have had the pleasure of knowing Alex for over fifteen years. I asked Craig to be my best man at our wedding back in October 7th 1989, which he did with his unique flair & on this day he told us about him & Alex getting engaged.
With the normal efficiency of Craig & Alex, when we received the invitation to their wedding in Edinburgh, we also had a list of hotels, maps of the area & helpful advice about parking & travelling in Edinburgh to help us get organised.
Out of the many on the list we chose the 4 star "AmarAgua" guesthouse & we were not disappointed. The owners Dawn-Anne & Tony Costa were very pleasant, the rooms were beautifully decorated & with little touches that you would normally find in larger hotels.
We travelled up from Cheshire on the Friday morning & it took around four hours to get to Edinburgh & after un-packing our things, we spent the evening getting our bearings around the city ready for Saturday.
On the Saturday the forecast for the weather was not too good, they had put dark clouds, & even lightening on the maps, but we had no need to worry. During the ceremony, where I was honoured to be one of the witnesses & hand the rings over to Craig & Alex & also whilst taking the photos outside the registry office & chatting outside the reception, which was held at the Botanical Gardens the clouds gathered & we could hear the thunder, much to Teds amusement, but they stayed away & it did not rain on us. Only when we were inside eating our meal did it rain & it had gone by the time the meal was over. The rest of the evening was a mixture of meeting friends old & new, listening to a jazz group or watching a children's entertainer, & an evening buffet.
We travelled back on the Sunday, avoiding the rain Inverness & other areas had had that night to get back home & start on this site as a surprise & to transfer the photos onto disc.
We hope, Craig & Alex, that you like this page & if anyone who was at the wedding wants to add anything to this page then please get in touch with us & we will sort it out.